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Karl Keating, a prominent Catholic apologist and founder as well as former president of Catholic Answers, presents us with another book about the Catholic faith entitled "What Catholics Really Believe".

Karl Keating, a prominent Catholic apologist and founder as well as former president of Catholic Answers, presents us with another book about the Catholic faith entitled "What Catholics Really Believe". This easy-to-read book presents the reader with various topics about Catholic faith and tries to use scripture and tradition in clarifying misconceptions about Roman Catholicism. It has various topics ranging from the mass,heaven and hell,rosary,the Blessed Virgin Mary,the bible, sacramentals,sacraments and many others

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What Catholics Really Believe book. Keating highlights 52 misconceptions about Catholicism and then soundly disproves them in two to three pages, tops, citing to Scripture in both the Old and New Testaments.

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Karl Keating is the founder of Catholic Answers. He is a well-known Catholic speaker and apologist, and is the best-selling author of several books, including Catholicism andFundamentalism, What Catholics Really Believe, and Controversies: High-Level Catholic Apologetics. Библиографические данные. Издание: перепечатанное.

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What Catholics Really Believe : 52 Answers to Common Misconceptions about the Catholic Faith. As a devoted Catholic, I began experiencing the horrible allergies that many Catholics develop when they start dating a Protestant. My symptoms included frustration and headaches whenever we discussed religion. But it wasn't entirely his fault. What else was he to believe after 30+ years of being told that Catholics are idol-worshipping heathens who practice magic, worship Mary, and talk with the dead?

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Questions arising from common misconceptions about what Catholics believe are addressed in What Catholics Really Believe. Karl Keating does an excellent job of clearly explaining Catholic practices that even devout Catholics can have a difficult time explaining to others.

Title: What Catholics Really Believe-Setting the Record StraightAuthor: Keating, KarlPublisher: Ignatius PrPublication Date: of Pages: Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: For anyone that wants the truth about the Catholic Faith, read this and the Cathecism of the Catholic.

Title: What Catholics Really Believe-Setting the Record StraightAuthor: Keating, KarlPublisher: Ignatius PrPublication Date: of Pages: Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: For anyone that wants the truth about the Catholic Faith, read this and the Cathecism of the Catholic Church! What Catholics Really Believe: Answers To Common Misconceptions About The Faith.

The popular apologist and best-selling author of Catholicism and Fundamentalism addresses fifty-two of the most common misconceptions about the Catholic Faith that are held by many Catholics and Protestants. Drawing upon Scripture and the Catholic tradition, he not only shows the logical errors in these positions but clearly spells out Catholic teaching and explains the rationale behind frequently misunderstood doctrines and practices. An excellent guide to what Catholics really believe and why.

What Catholics Really Believe: Answers to Common Misconceptions About the Faith epub download

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ISBN: 0898705533

Author: Karl Keating

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Language: English

Publisher: Ignatius Press (July 1, 1995)

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Fearlesshunter
A concise and handy guide for clearing up misconceptions about the Catholic Church held by so-called "Bible Christians" and even many misguided Catholics. Not that most Catholic-bashers (there are a few open-minded exceptions out there, of course) will care to be confused with the facts anyway.

NOTEWORTHY PASSAGES:

--p. 15: "Papal infallibility extends only to matters of faith or morals—not to Church customs, not to sports, not to literature, not to most things of everyday life. And infallibility comes into play only when the pope 'proclaims by a definitive act.' This means a formal, public statement. An offhand comment over lunch doesn’t count."

--p. 21: "It isn’t enough to believe the Catholic faith—you also have to live it. In fact, how you live demonstrates what you believe. If you have what is termed 'saving faith,' it will manifest itself in a holy, obedient life. If your faith is nothing more than a list of propositions to which you give mental assent, you have only intellectual faith, the kind James says is insufficient for salvation (Jas 2: 24). Notice that Paul calls real Christian faith 'the obedience of faith' (Rom 1: 5, 16: 26). It’s a faith which manifests itself in proper acts."

pp. 21-22: "If you don’t confess serious (mortal) sins, you are not really sorry for them. After all, if you really are sorry for your sins, you will humble yourself by confessing them in the way God has ordained, through sacramental confession (Jn 20: 22-23). If you refuse to confess your serious sins, you have only a pretended sorrow and remain grace-less. Without grace, you can’t go to heaven."

--p. 30: "One charge leveled against the Church for years has been that the Church chained the Bible, ostensibly to keep it away from the people. Both Catholics and Protestants are surprised to learn that the Church indeed chained the Bible—but for exactly the opposite reason. In the Middle Ages and into the early years of the printing press, Bibles were scarce and expensive. Each was copied by hand, and many sported illuminated pages. A single Bible could be worth ten thousand dollars in today’s currency. Often a town had a single book, and that book was the Bible. Kept in the parish church, that Bible was made available to lay Catholics by chaining it to the table on which it was placed, just as telephone books today are kept available for the public by chaining them to telephone booths. Does the phone company chain the Yellow Pages so no one can use them? Quite the opposite—so the maximum number of people can have access to them. It was the same with the Bible. In fact, after the English Reformation, the Bible was chained in churches which had not previously displayed copies. So, if Catholic authorities are to be blamed for chaining the Bible, Protestant authorities should be blamed as well. In fact, both should be praised, not blamed."

--p. 63: "If we neglect these, we will end up either with an empty conscience, which won’t be able to guide us rightly at all, or a cramped conscience, which sees sin where there is no sin. The former condition is licentiousness, the latter is scrupulosity. The one never seems to see any sin except the grossest; and the other seems to see sin, even in innocent things. Someone who is burdened either by no guilt at all or by much guilt should see a solid priest-confessor. These conditions are signs of spiritual malformation, and they can be corrected."

--p. 64: "Christ never engaged in unnecessary acts. He instituted the sacrament of penance or reconciliation, or what we commonly call confession (the terms emphasize different aspects, but refer to the same sacrament). He instituted confession as the ordinary or normative way of having one’s sins forgiven. **This means that it is the standard way**." [emphasis added]

--p. 101: "What makes us justified in God’s sight is faith. If we have true faith, good works follow naturally and protect that faith. So, far from teaching a doctrine of 'works righteousness'—that would be Pelagianism, which was condemned at the Council of Carthage in A.D. 418—the Catholic Church teaches the true biblical doctrine of justification. It avoids the two erroneous extremes. **Works alone aren’t enough, and neither is a bare faith in a list of propositions.**" [emphasis added]
Fearlesshunter
A concise and handy guide for clearing up misconceptions about the Catholic Church held by so-called "Bible Christians" and even many misguided Catholics. Not that most Catholic-bashers (there are a few open-minded exceptions out there, of course) will care to be confused with the facts anyway.

NOTEWORTHY PASSAGES:

--p. 15: "Papal infallibility extends only to matters of faith or morals—not to Church customs, not to sports, not to literature, not to most things of everyday life. And infallibility comes into play only when the pope 'proclaims by a definitive act.' This means a formal, public statement. An offhand comment over lunch doesn’t count."

--p. 21: "It isn’t enough to believe the Catholic faith—you also have to live it. In fact, how you live demonstrates what you believe. If you have what is termed 'saving faith,' it will manifest itself in a holy, obedient life. If your faith is nothing more than a list of propositions to which you give mental assent, you have only intellectual faith, the kind James says is insufficient for salvation (Jas 2: 24). Notice that Paul calls real Christian faith 'the obedience of faith' (Rom 1: 5, 16: 26). It’s a faith which manifests itself in proper acts."

pp. 21-22: "If you don’t confess serious (mortal) sins, you are not really sorry for them. After all, if you really are sorry for your sins, you will humble yourself by confessing them in the way God has ordained, through sacramental confession (Jn 20: 22-23). If you refuse to confess your serious sins, you have only a pretended sorrow and remain grace-less. Without grace, you can’t go to heaven."

--p. 30: "One charge leveled against the Church for years has been that the Church chained the Bible, ostensibly to keep it away from the people. Both Catholics and Protestants are surprised to learn that the Church indeed chained the Bible—but for exactly the opposite reason. In the Middle Ages and into the early years of the printing press, Bibles were scarce and expensive. Each was copied by hand, and many sported illuminated pages. A single Bible could be worth ten thousand dollars in today’s currency. Often a town had a single book, and that book was the Bible. Kept in the parish church, that Bible was made available to lay Catholics by chaining it to the table on which it was placed, just as telephone books today are kept available for the public by chaining them to telephone booths. Does the phone company chain the Yellow Pages so no one can use them? Quite the opposite—so the maximum number of people can have access to them. It was the same with the Bible. In fact, after the English Reformation, the Bible was chained in churches which had not previously displayed copies. So, if Catholic authorities are to be blamed for chaining the Bible, Protestant authorities should be blamed as well. In fact, both should be praised, not blamed."

--p. 63: "If we neglect these, we will end up either with an empty conscience, which won’t be able to guide us rightly at all, or a cramped conscience, which sees sin where there is no sin. The former condition is licentiousness, the latter is scrupulosity. The one never seems to see any sin except the grossest; and the other seems to see sin, even in innocent things. Someone who is burdened either by no guilt at all or by much guilt should see a solid priest-confessor. These conditions are signs of spiritual malformation, and they can be corrected."

--p. 64: "Christ never engaged in unnecessary acts. He instituted the sacrament of penance or reconciliation, or what we commonly call confession (the terms emphasize different aspects, but refer to the same sacrament). He instituted confession as the ordinary or normative way of having one’s sins forgiven. **This means that it is the standard way**." [emphasis added]

--p. 101: "What makes us justified in God’s sight is faith. If we have true faith, good works follow naturally and protect that faith. So, far from teaching a doctrine of 'works righteousness'—that would be Pelagianism, which was condemned at the Council of Carthage in A.D. 418—the Catholic Church teaches the true biblical doctrine of justification. It avoids the two erroneous extremes. **Works alone aren’t enough, and neither is a bare faith in a list of propositions.**" [emphasis added]
Negal
This is a well written, informative book. It is a good read for anyone who would like to know the truth about the Catholic faith. Even "cradle" Catholics will find worthwhile information about Catholic beliefs.
Negal
This is a well written, informative book. It is a good read for anyone who would like to know the truth about the Catholic faith. Even "cradle" Catholics will find worthwhile information about Catholic beliefs.
Tygrafym
The book tries to dissuade popular misunderstandings about the Catholic faith. It is difficult to know who the target audience, but suffice it to say, both Catholics and non-Catholics can profit.
I'm not sure why these 52 items where chosen. He uses a lot of scripture to support the answers but no catechism. This is a bit troubling from a Catholic perspective because if a Catholic where to desire to go deeper, there is no CCC reference. In fact, I believe he misstates what the Catechism says about confession and thus what the Catholic belief is. His citing of scripture is excellent but in a few places he cites what scripture books that would not be accepted by non-Catholics.
I think for inerrant views of what Catholics really believe, read the Catechism. It is a high-level, hard read whereas this book is not. The second best read would be to go through the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is presented in a Q/A format and is an easy read.
Tygrafym
The book tries to dissuade popular misunderstandings about the Catholic faith. It is difficult to know who the target audience, but suffice it to say, both Catholics and non-Catholics can profit.
I'm not sure why these 52 items where chosen. He uses a lot of scripture to support the answers but no catechism. This is a bit troubling from a Catholic perspective because if a Catholic where to desire to go deeper, there is no CCC reference. In fact, I believe he misstates what the Catechism says about confession and thus what the Catholic belief is. His citing of scripture is excellent but in a few places he cites what scripture books that would not be accepted by non-Catholics.
I think for inerrant views of what Catholics really believe, read the Catechism. It is a high-level, hard read whereas this book is not. The second best read would be to go through the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is presented in a Q/A format and is an easy read.
Galanjov
Karl Keating, a prominent Catholic apologist and founder as well as former president of Catholic Answers, presents us with another book about the Catholic faith entitled "What Catholics Really Believe".

This easy-to-read book presents the reader with various topics about Catholic faith and tries to use scripture and tradition in clarifying misconceptions about Roman Catholicism. It has various topics ranging from the mass,heaven and hell,rosary,the Blessed Virgin Mary,the bible, sacramentals,sacraments and many others.

While I personally must say that it does not really discusses the Catholic faith in detail for one must have the Bible as well as the Catechism Of The Catholic Church for that, it definitely will enrich the reader about the misconceptions many people have had about Roman Catholic faith. It uses mainly scriptures in its explanation on why Catholics have gotten it right in terms of faith,practices and beliefs for the last 2,000 years that the church has existed.

Personally,I feel that this is an attempt as an "ammunition" against Protestants and for Catholics who are currently experiencing a crisis of faith to hold on to their beliefs and not to transfer to any other of the 30,000+ Protestant denominations existing around the world. As for devout Catholics (like me),I think that they will still find enjoyment in this book as one could learn more about the Catholic faith and gaining reassurance of belonging to the one true church established by Jesus Christ here on earth.
Galanjov
Karl Keating, a prominent Catholic apologist and founder as well as former president of Catholic Answers, presents us with another book about the Catholic faith entitled "What Catholics Really Believe".

This easy-to-read book presents the reader with various topics about Catholic faith and tries to use scripture and tradition in clarifying misconceptions about Roman Catholicism. It has various topics ranging from the mass,heaven and hell,rosary,the Blessed Virgin Mary,the bible, sacramentals,sacraments and many others.

While I personally must say that it does not really discusses the Catholic faith in detail for one must have the Bible as well as the Catechism Of The Catholic Church for that, it definitely will enrich the reader about the misconceptions many people have had about Roman Catholic faith. It uses mainly scriptures in its explanation on why Catholics have gotten it right in terms of faith,practices and beliefs for the last 2,000 years that the church has existed.

Personally,I feel that this is an attempt as an "ammunition" against Protestants and for Catholics who are currently experiencing a crisis of faith to hold on to their beliefs and not to transfer to any other of the 30,000+ Protestant denominations existing around the world. As for devout Catholics (like me),I think that they will still find enjoyment in this book as one could learn more about the Catholic faith and gaining reassurance of belonging to the one true church established by Jesus Christ here on earth.
Golden freddi
Concise answers to many common questions regarding the Catholic faith. Well written and easy to comprehend. A good primer for those seeking a better understanding of catholicism.
Golden freddi
Concise answers to many common questions regarding the Catholic faith. Well written and easy to comprehend. A good primer for those seeking a better understanding of catholicism.
Bradeya
I enjoyed this book because it was very informative. Well written. Easily understandable. As someone returned to the church I had many questions and this book answered them authoritatively.
Bradeya
I enjoyed this book because it was very informative. Well written. Easily understandable. As someone returned to the church I had many questions and this book answered them authoritatively.
Tat
Karl Keating has done a good job at taken the most common misconceptions that people have about the Catholic Church and placed it in an easy to find format. This book is perfect if you have not studied Catholic Doctrine. It will help you understand Catholics if your Protestant; and if Catholic it will be of aid in helping you answer the most common questions you will be asked by non-Catholics.

He starts off with a small quiz in the front of the book. To show how little everyone who picks the book up really knows about Catholic Doctrine. If he was trying to prove his point, I think he chose the wrong questions. They were all too easy to answer correctly. But I got his point.

I do recommend that all Christians, or anyone who wants to understand the Catholic Faith, pick up this book that has not studied doctrine.
Tat
Karl Keating has done a good job at taken the most common misconceptions that people have about the Catholic Church and placed it in an easy to find format. This book is perfect if you have not studied Catholic Doctrine. It will help you understand Catholics if your Protestant; and if Catholic it will be of aid in helping you answer the most common questions you will be asked by non-Catholics.

He starts off with a small quiz in the front of the book. To show how little everyone who picks the book up really knows about Catholic Doctrine. If he was trying to prove his point, I think he chose the wrong questions. They were all too easy to answer correctly. But I got his point.

I do recommend that all Christians, or anyone who wants to understand the Catholic Faith, pick up this book that has not studied doctrine.