The Catholic Way

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The Catholic Way

Faith for Living Today

By Donald W. Wuerl

Image, Paperback, 9780385501828, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2001


The Catholic Way is an up-to-date reflection on what it means to be a Catholic today. It is a clear, intelligent, and authoritative guide to the perennial faith of the Catholic Church as presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Written by a bishop recognized internationally and nationally for his teaching and writing, and for producing video presentations on the Catholic faith, this indispensable book illuminates the riches of the Catholic Church, guiding readers -- whether recent converts or lifelong Catholics -- to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Church.

In concise, easy-to-understand language, Bishop Wuerl explains what the Church's Catechism is and how its content touches our life. He elucidates the words of the Sacred Scripture, the meaning of Jesus' life and ministry, Mary's place and significance within the Church's teachings, what the articles of the creed mean, what the sacraments signify, and how the commandments apply to us today. His insights provide answers to the questions "What do we believe?" and "Why do we believe that?"

The Catholic Way can be used with confidence by all Catholics. For the faithful and the questioning, for believers and seekers, The Catholic Way will stand as the definitive book on the meaning and power of the Church's Catechism and its beliefs and teachings.

About the Author
Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi is pastor of the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland, and a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington. Prior to his seminary studies at the Gregorian University in Rome, he practiced law. He remains a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar, and is chaplain of the John Carroll Society, a group of professionals and businesspersons in service of the Archbishop of Washington. He has written a number of articles for America and Priest magazines and for Our Sunday Visitor newspaper. He is also a contributor to Behold Your Mother: Priests Speak about Mary (Ave Maria Press).