Practice Makes Catholic: Moving from a Learned Faith to a Lived Faith
ISBN: 0829433228
EAN13: 9780829433227
Language: English
Pages: 201
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Loyola Press
Book Overview
Third Place, Resources for Ministry category ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards, 2012 Third Place, Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith category Catholic Press Association book awards, 2012 Paprocki's book is...rich with information, wit, and wisdom and short on preachiness. It is said that practice makes perfect, but what else does practice make? If you ask Joe Paprocki, he'll say that practice makes Catholic--that is, there are certain distinct practices that make us essentially Catholic. The problem is that many Catholics don't understand--or at least misunderstand--why we engage in the many practices we do. In Practice Makes Catholic , Paprocki addresses the all-important why of many Catholic practices by articulating five key characteristics that form our Catholic identity: a sense of sacramentality, a commitment to community, a respect for the dignity of human life and commitment to justice, a reverence for Tradition, and a disposition to faith and hope rather than despair. Under each of these categories, he explores and explains multiple Catholic practices, then describes how following each one can make a profound difference in our faith and in our lives. Informative and inviting, Practice Makes Catholic is the perfect resource for RCIA candidates and their sponsors, for Catholics returning to the faith, and for all Catholics who want to get to the heart of what their faith is really about.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Why do Catholics do what they do? It is said that practice makes perfect, but what else does practice make? If you ask Joe Paprocki, he'll say that practice makes Catholic--that is, there are certain distinct practices that make us essentially Catholic. The problem is that many Catholics don't understand--or perhaps misunderstand--why we engage in the many practices we do. In Practice Makes Catholic, Paprocki addresses the all-important why of many Catholic practices by articulating five key characteristics that form our Catholic identity: a sense of sacramentality, a commitment to community, a respect for the dignity of human life and commitment to justice, a reverence for Tradition, and a disposition to faith and hope rather than despair. Under each of these categories, he explores and explains multiple Catholic practices, then describes how following each one can make a profound difference in our faith and in our lives. Informative and inviting, Practice Makes Catholic is the perfect resource for RCIA candidates and their sponsors, for Catholics returning to the faith, and for all Catholics who want to get to the heart of what their faith is really about.