As Pope St. John Paul II made clear in his apostolic exhortation Catechesi Tradendae
, "The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ."
The Formed in Christ
series seeks to fulfill this call, fostering intimacy with Christ through its dynamic content. Each of the texts is complemented by a comprehensive workbook designed to provide instructors with test material and direction for enhancing students' grasp of the material.
Catholics are called not only to be holy in their private lives, but to live out their faith in the public square. But just what does it look like to live as a Catholic in the world? To Do Justice and to Love Mercy: An Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching
shows not only the how, but the why of Catholic social teaching.
As a thorough and orthodox outlining of the principles proclaimed by Holy Mother Church, this book dives into God's plan for every person's happiness, and examines the nature of sin and its social dimensions, as well as how the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes guide our lives in community, and just what charity and justice should look like today. With an appendix on commonly held objections and questions about the social teachings of the Church, To Do Justice and to Love Mercy
teaches people of all ages and backgrounds just how God intended his people to live in society.