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Why Do Catholics . . . ?

Teens Respond to Questions About the Faith 

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Edited by Michael J. Daley


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The art of asking good questions is a hallmark of adolescent life. But for young people it often feels as if no one is willing to take their questions about faith and religion seriously. This conversational, engaging book written by young people themselves will turn all that around. In Why Do Catholics . . . ? Teens Respond to Questions About the Faith, teens will find responses to commonly asked questions regarding Church beliefs and practices. The contributors respond to dozens of questions in their own words, sharing their own knowledge and ownership of Catholic Tradition and their personal experiences of integrating faith with the real world.

Product Details

Copyright: Aug. 1, 2007

Format: Paperback

Size: 6 x 9

Length: 122 pages

Item number: 3445

ISBN: 978-0-88489-915-0

ISBN-10: 0-88489-915-2

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By William Madges, professor of theology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia

Why Do Catholics . . . ? addresses not only perennial questions about Catholic belief and practice (e.g., Why does the Catholic Church have a pope?), but also questions that are tangibly real to young people (e.g., How should I respond to my friend who just told me he is gay?) and questions that are contemporary (e.g., What is the controversy about The Da Vinci Code?). The answers from teens across the country express the Church's teachings in straightforward terms. This book is a valuable resource for teachers, youth ministers, and pastors who wish to communicate Church teaching in an accessible way to young people. The broad range of questions and the concise, honest answers will stimulate lively discussion.
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