Fr. Bill Byron, one of America's leading Catholic educators, designed this engaging, information-packed series that covers the fundamentals of Catholic faith. This series is not a dictionary of theology or a compendium of all Catholic doctrine but rather a lively, informative overview of Catholic teaching: the essentials and main lines of what Catholics believe.
While this series can be enjoyed individually, it is also perfect for group settings. Parish religious education programs, confirmation classes, and discussion groups between parents and teenagers, for instance, will find the content in this program invaluable. These 12 25-minute presentations are thought-provoking and allow for ample discussion in classroom sessions or other settings. Catholic college ministries will also find this course ideal as an introduction for students seeking an accessible explanation of the Catholic faith.
Fr. Byron organized this series as a countdown from the Ten Commandments, through the Eight Beatitudes, the Seven Sacraments, the Four Cardinal Virtues, and the Blessed Trinity, all the way down to the notion of the one God and the unity of God. You'll learn much more, and the "countdown" device is a powerful method for organizing the material presented here. You'll remember what you learn.
The theology you pick up here can help you in your search for meaning as well as assist you in your living, breathing relationships with God and your fellow humans. Let Fr. Byron be your personal guide in this essential course.
Material for this program was taken or adapted from A Book of Quiet Prayer, by William Byron, SJ. Copyright 2005, Paulist Press, Inc., New York/Mahwah, NJ. Used with permission of Paulist Press.