The Seeker’s Catechism

The Basics of Catholicism

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: January 2, 2023

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Do you want to learn more about Catholicism? Are you returning to the faith after a long absence? Do you want to know what role the Catholic faith plays in your life? The Seeker’s Catechism answers your questions in an easy-to-read Q&A format to help you feel more at home with what the Church believes and practices.

This updated edition of The Seeker’s Catechism by veteran teacher Michael Pennock offers concise answers to questions about the riches of Catholic faith based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. You will learn about what the Church teaches about the sacraments, annulment, the purpose of prayer, the Virgin Mary, salvation, the Paschal Mystery, and much more.

New features include:

  • questions for personal reflection at the end of each chapter;
  • thought-provoking quotations by saints such as St. John Damascene, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, St. Ambrose, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. Birgitta of Sweden, and St. Bernadette;
  • numbered and indexed questions for easy reference; and
  • an appendix offers information about how to become a Catholic.

This book is perfect for adults or teens interested in becoming Catholic through RCIA, those preparing for Confirmation, former Catholics returning to the Church, or anyone wanting to begin a closer examination of the faith. It makes an ideal gift for seekers as they begin to explore or enhance their understanding of Catholicism and deepen their relationships with God.

Product Details

Pages: 192

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

Edition: Updated Edition

ISBN: 9781594712852

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “A must-have addition to every Catholic bookshelf!”

    “This updated edition offers a well-written and clear guide to the Catholic faith as it is believed, celebrated, lived, and prayed. On every page, a seeker will find relevant and accessible themes in a question-answer format that invites you to journey with the riches of Catholicism. In addition, reflection questions, traditional Catholic prayers, an invitation to Christian initiation, and a directory of questions serve to make this concise, user-friendly book a must-have addition to every Catholic bookshelf!”

    Jem Sullivan
    Associate Professor of Catechetics
    The Catholic University of America

  • “Inviting presentation.”

    “The revised and updated The Seeker's Catechism is a primer and favorite for those interested in the faith. Building on the success of the previous version, it addresses seekers in RCIA and those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, whether Catholic or non-Catholic. The inviting question-and-answer presentation includes references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. There is just enough detail to answer the questions with good referencing so as not to get bogged down. It is recommended for use in RCIA and faith formation and can be used individually or in a group setting.”

    Charles B. Jones Jr.
    RCIA support, Office of Evangelization and Discipleship
    Archdiocese of Atlanta

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