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Living the Catechism of the Catholic Church (4 vols.)

by Schönborn, Christoph

Ignatius 1995–2003

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Living the Catechism of the Catholic Church (4 vols.)
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Overview

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the editor of the monumental Catechism of the Catholic Church, provides concise, sage commentary on the same Catechism. Through each volume’s meditations, Schönborn’s hope is not only for the reader to have a better grasp of Catholic doctrine and belief, but to grow in a greater love of the person of Jesus Christ. With practical advice and insight that synthesizes Scripture, the Church Fathers, and the wisdom of the saints, these four volumes are meant to move the spirit into closer devotion to the Christ who envisioned it all. Conveniently segmented into 52 meditations per volume—which you can take as chapters, weekly devotionals, or study notes for your small group—these volumes connect the paragraphs of the Catechism to the life of faith.

The Logos edition connects this meditational study with the Catechism itself. Read these two volumes side-by-side as you study the Catechism and look for ways to apply it to your life. Scripture references appear on mouseover and references to the saints and Church Fathers lead you to their sources, giving you more study potential than ever before.

Key Features

  • Over 200 meditations covering the four parts of the Catechism
  • Insights from the Catechism’s primary editor
  • Pastoral advice for living a faithful and Christ-centered life

Praise for the Print Edition

Deserves wide circulation. No one is better qualified than Schönborn to write on how the Catechism is to be lived. An indispensable companion to the Catechism.

—Fr. John Hardon, SJ, author, A Treasury of Catholic Wisdom

Individual Titles

Living the Catechism of the Catholic Church, vol. 1: The Creed

  • Author: Christoph Schöenborn
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 162

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Schönborn gives an incisive, detailed analysis of the Apostles’ Creed, providing a specific meditation for each week of the year on how to better live the Catholic faith as explained in the Catechism and expressed in the Creed, the “oldest Roman catechism,” as it were.

A masterpiece of thoughtfulness and clarity in explaining the way of Jesus. Schönborn teaches what Jesus taught about God and the way to Heaven. An outstanding book.

—Fr. Rawley Myers, author, Daily Readings in Catholic Classics

Living the Catechism of the Catholic Church, vol. 2: The Sacraments

  • Author: Christoph Schöenborn
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 160

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Schönborn explores the sacraments, providing 52 meditations on how to better live the Catholic faith with the aid of the sacraments and the Mass, and explained in the Catechism. By growing our understanding of the theology behind the sacraments of the Catholic Church, we instill within ourselves an awe for the majesty and power of God.

Living the Catechism of the Catholic Church, vol. 3: Life in Christ

  • Author: Christoph Schöenborn
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 160

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume provides a brief and profound commentary on the third part of the Catechism, “Life in Christ.” Giving wisdom on living the Christian life, Schönborn provides meditations on how to better live the Catholic faith as presented in the Catechism.

Living the Catechism of the Catholic Church, vol. 4: Paths of Prayer

  • Author: Christoph Schöenborn
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 130

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Schönborn guides the reader through the end of the Catechism to develop a deeper life of prayer. In 52 meditations, Schönborn helps the reader to have a better grasp of Catholic prayer in its various forms, including contemplative prayer, with a special emphasis on the Lord’s Prayer.

Product Details

  • Title: Living the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Author: Christoph Schönborn
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 613

About Christoph Schönborn

Christoph Schönborn is an Austrian theologian and a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He currently serves as the archbishop of Vienna and the president of the Austrian Bishops Conference.

He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1970 and received his Licentiate of Sacred Theology only a year later. He later studied under professor Joseph Ratzinger in Regensburg, and shortly later received his doctorate in Sacred Theology in Paris. He was a professor of dogmatics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, in the 1970s, and in 1980 was appointed a member of the International Theological Commission of the Holy See. In 1987, he became the editorial secretary for the Catechism of the Catholic Church. In 1991, he was chosen to be an auxiliary bishop of Vienna, and in 1995 became its archbishop.