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Catholic Mass For Dummies

by Rev John Trigilio Jr. Rev Kenneth Brighenti Rev Monsignor James Cafone

An unintimidating guide to understanding the Catholic MassThroughout the centuries, the liturgy of the Church has taken a variety of regional and historical forms, but one thing has remained constant: the Mass has always been the central form of Catholic worship.Catholic Mass For Dummies gives you a step-by-step overview of the Catholic Mass, as well as a close look at the history and meaning of the Mass as a central form of Catholic worship. You'll find information on the order of a Mass and coverage of major Masses.Covers standard Sunday Mass, weddings, funerals, holiday services, and holy days of obligationProvides insight on the events, symbols, themes, history, and language of the MassTranslations of a Mass in Castilian and Latin American SpanishIf you're a Catholic looking to enhance your knowledge of your faith, an adult studying to convert to Catholicism, a CCD instructor, or a non-Catholic who wants to understand the many nuances of the Catholic Mass, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.

Catholicism and Mass Bundle For Dummies

by Rev Kenneth Brighenti Rev Monsignor James Cafone Rev John Trigilio

Two complete eBooks for one low price! Created and compiled by the publisher, this Catholicism bundle brings together two important titles in one, e-only bundle. With this special bundle, you'll get the complete text of the following two titles: Catholicism For Dummies, 2nd Edition Catholicism For Dummies is not a catechism or religious textbook, but a casual, down-to-earth introduction for Catholics and non-Catholics. It gives commonsense explanations of Catholic weddings, Baptisms, funerals, Confirmations, and First Communions. You'll also discover other important topics that can help you better understand the Catholic culture--from morality and devotions, worship and liturgy to twenty-first-century issues and questions modern Catholics face. There are more than one billion Catholics in the world, and each one shares a foundational set of basic beliefs and practices that he or she follows. Some of the teachings of Catholicism are thousands of years old, while others are more recent. This intelligent and faithful look at Catholicism will open your eyes to this religion and answer many of the questions you may have about it Catholic Mass For Dummies Throughout the centuries, the liturgy of the Church has taken a variety of regional and historical forms, but one thing has remained constant: the Mass has always been the central form of Catholic worship Catholic Mass For Dummies gives you a step-by-step overview of the Catholic Mass, as well as a close look at the history and meaning of the Mass as a central form of Catholic worship. You'll find information on the order of a Mass and coverage of major Masses including weddings, funerals, holiday services, and holy days of obligation. If you're a Catholic looking to enhance your knowledge of your faith, an adult studying to convert to Catholicism, a CCD instructor, or a non-Catholic who wants to understand the many nuances of the Catholic Mass, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered About the Authors Rev. John Trigilio, Jr. , PhD, ThD, is President of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and co-hosts with Fr. Brighenti several programs on the Eternal Word Television Network Rev. Kenneth Brighenti, PhD, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and was a U. S. Naval Reserve Chaplain. Rev. Monsignor James Cafone is an assistant professor in the Religion Department of Seton Hall University.

Catholicism For Dummies, 2nd Edition

by Rev Kenneth Brighenti Rev John Trigilio

The easy way to grasp the ins and outs of Catholicism Catholicism For Dummies is not a catechism or religious textbook, but a casual, down-to-earth introduction for Catholics and non-Catholics. It gives commonsense explanations of Catholic weddings, Baptisms, funerals, Confirmations, and First Communions. You'll also discover other important topics that can help you better understand the Catholic culture--from morality and devotions to worship and liturgy. There are more than one billion Catholics in the world, and each one shares a foundational set of basic beliefs and practices that he or she follows. Some of the teachings of Catholicism are thousands of years old, while others are more recent. So what is the Catholic culture like and what do they believe? Catholicism For Dummies answers these and many other questions. Various stances within American Catholicism today Covers the death of John Paul II and the succession of Pope Benedict XVI, who has supported the return of the Latin Mass among congregations who desire to celebrate it Expanded information on baptism, confirmation, and the other sacraments New information about the priesthood and religious life today Twenty-first-century issues and questions modern Catholics face, including gay marriage, abortion, and the death penalty Catholicism For Dummies presents a rich tapestry and history of the Catholic faith--from devotions to doctrines. This intelligent and faithful look at Catholicism will open your eyes to this religion and answer many of the questions you may have about it.

John Paul II For Dummies, Special Edition

by Rev John Trigilio Jr. Rev Kenneth Brighenti Rev Monsignor James Cafone Rev Jonathan Toborowsky

Find out how two extraordinary leaders changed religion and the worldIn April 2014, Pope Francis will jointly canonize two predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII, in a move that recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of these leaders of the Catholic faith. An estimated 1 million people filled St. Peter's Square and the surrounding streets for John Paul II's beatification, and the joint canonization will attract even more. With John Paul II For Dummies, Special Edition you can learn more about these admired religious leaders and join millions of devotees in celebrating their lives and legacies. You'll get an in-depth look at John Paul II's remarkable life and achievements and learn more about the beloved John XXIII in a bonus chapter. With this special edition e-book written in friendly, plain English, you'll discover how John Paul II's deep religious convictions affected world politics, history, and the Catholic faith. You'll be introduced to his influences, his personal struggles, the way he impacted the Church, and his methods for spreading his powerful message. Catholics and non-Catholics alike will find the stories of these holy men fascinating and inspiring. Introduces you to the lives and legacies of both John Paul II and John XXIIIPresents you with the struggles, influences, and approaches to world politics of John Paul II, whose actions had a great impact on historyIncludes a bonus chapter that details the life of John XXIII, who will be canonized along with John Paul II in April 2014Written in an engaging, accessible style and a great read for Catholics and non-Catholics alikeJohn Paul II For Dummies, Special Edition is your guide to discovering the exemplary lives of two rare and extraordinary men who have influenced generations of people all over the world.

Saints For Dummies

by Rev John Trigilio Jr. Rev Kenneth Brighenti

An in-depth resource that separates fact from myth about the lives of saints Saints For Dummies offers information on famous saints (both men and women) from the Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic traditions. With a historical biography on each saint including information on what they are known for, what they did in life to achieve sainthood, and how readers can pray to them in time of need. This easy-to-understand guide reveals that most saints were very common, ordinary, and imperfect human beings with faults and foibles who overcame their shortcomings to become figures of great spiritual and historical significance. You get a unique glimpse into the lives and the character traits of these righteous men and women, as well as future pending saints.Explains which saints are invoked for specific situationsRev. John Trigilio and Rev. Kenneth Brighenti are the coauthors of Catholicism For Dummies, Women in the Bible For Dummies and John Paul II For DummiesWhether you're a scholar or just curious about the topic, Saints For Dummies will have you intrigued and informed from the first page.

Women in the Bible For Dummies

by Rev Kenneth Brighenti Rev John Trigilio

Comprehensive interfaith coverage of the important female figures This friendly, approachable guide introduces readers to the famous and infamous women of Scripture, describing in everyday language the contributions these women made in their time and ours. From Eve, Sarah, and Esther to Mary and Mary Magdalene, it discusses well-known women of both the Old and New Testaments, examining their role in Biblical narratives, their place in the Jewish and Christian faiths, and the lessons their stories impart to women today.

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