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Catholicism All-In-One For Dummies is your all-inclusive guide to the Catholic Church and its billions of followers. You'll learn how Catholicism came to be, how it's practiced, and where it stands socially and politically as you explore the rich history and diverse culture surrounding this major religion. Clear, friendly writing takes you inside a mass to understand what happens there, and walks you through a tour of the saints, holidays, the Bible, and the Vatican. Special coverage includes the role of women in the Church and in the Bible, and the tremendous popularity of Pope Francis, who has quickly become one of the Vatican's most-loved leaders. You'll dive into the beliefs and practices of Catholicism and get answers to the most common, confusing, controversial, and worrisome questions.
Catholicism is quickly expanding beyond its 1.2 billion followers, with growing numbers of priests and new baptisms every year. Attendance at papal events has tripled to 6.6 million since Pope Francis' election in 2013, and Catholicism has become the largest religious denomination on the planet by a wide margin. This book explains what makes Catholicism so alluring, giving you insight into the religion and everything it entails.
- Discover the complicated history of the Catholic church
- Understand what goes on at mass, and why
- Learn where the Church stands on important issues
- Explore Pope Francis's unprecedented popularity across cultures
The Catholic Church has been reinvigorated and revitalized with the enthusiasm surrounding Pope Francis, and his openness to the world and everyone in it. If your curiosity has been piqued,Catholicism All-In-One For Dummies is the ideal guide to learning what it's all about.
Over the past century, the number of Catholics worldwide has more than tripled. Find out what makes the Catholic Church so alluring with this comprehensive guide to the religion. Readers will learn about the complicated history of the Catholic Church, what goes on at mass, how the Church sides with important social and political issues, and what makes Pope Francis one of the Vatican?s most popular leaders.Catholicism All-In-One For Dummies features a wealth of Dummies content for those seeking information on the religion, including material from:
- Catholicism For Dummies, 2nd Edition
- Catholic Mass For Dummies
- Saints For Dummies
- Women in the Bible For Dummies
- John Paul II For Dummies
Plus a new chapter on The People?s Pope and Person of the Year 2013, Pope Francis.