I was raised Catholic, but after I made my First Communion, we moved out of state and stopped really practicing. I met my husband in high school and started going to church again with him. I received my Confirmation, was married in a Catholic Church, and both of my kids have received Baptism. I am just now really starting to learn and become interested in my faith.
As I read The Catholic Catalogue, I have learned that Catholicism is more than just going to church. There are so many traditions and relics with stories and important meanings behind them. Some of them I knew about, Christmas, St. Nicholas, holy water, the sign of the cross, etc. Many of them I was not aware of, such as St. Lucy, the saint for schoolgirls, or that the Fourth of July is not just a national holiday but a Catholic celebration. The book is so informative and explains so easily. I love that the chapters are short and to the point. There is no fluff, just truth.
I highly recommend The Catholic Catalogue to any Catholic wanting to learn more about their faith. I plan on keeping this book as a reference. I’m sure my kids will start asking me questions, and it’s hard to remember it all. Great, Great book.
“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”