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Posted June 16, 2010

Book: The Apostolates Family Catechism Vo1 1 and Vol 2
Author: Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D.
The Apostolate for Family Consecration, Bloomingdale, OH.

An Excerpt from the Jacket:

Over 800 theological illustrations and catechetical diagrams to spark discussions

304 penetrating questions and answers

Found to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church by the Ad Hoc Committee to oversee the use of the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Summary prayers and thought provokers, which inspire family discussions.

Texts from Sacred Scripture, Vatican II documents, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, key books and papal and other Vatican documents.

Doctrine, moral, worship exercises — helps students put their faith into practice.

Family wisdom library — additional cross-references with papal documents and other books. This library is constantly being updated online as new resources come out . . .making this a living catechism!

An Excerpt from the Books:

Q. 168. Why should we respect all men of good will?

We should respect all men of good will because man was created for God in His image and likeness; as a human being he possesses a special dignity and value. Man, having a spiritual should and being a more perfect image of God, has dominion over all other earthly creatures. He has a free will and is immortal. For these reasons alone, all men are deserving of our respect. The Catholic Church rejects as un-Christian any unjust discrimination or injustice because of race, national origin, ethnic origin, color, sex, class, condition in life, or religion.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

1930 Respect for the human person entails respect for the rights that flow from his dignity as a creature. These rights are prior to society and must be recognized by it. They are the basis of the moral legitmacy of every authority: by flouting them, or refusing to recognize them in its positive legislation, a society undermines its own moral legitimacy. If it does not respect them, authority can rely only on force or violence to obtain obedience from its subjects. It is the Church’s role to remind men of good will of these rights and to distinguish them from unwarranted or false claims.

Table of Contents:

Section 1: God, the Holy Trinity, Creation and the Fall

Section 2: Jesus Christ, Son of god, Savior

Section 3: The Holy Spirit

Section 4: The Church, the communion of saints, and the forgiveness of sins

Volume 2

Section 5: Channels of grace

Section 6: The Holy Eucharist and prayer

Section 7: The Ten Commandments and Final Reunion with God