This edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is the official text approved by the Vatican and released in English in 1994. It is the first catechism in over 400 years. It features line-by-line explanations of every aspect of Catholic belief plus helpful 'in brief' summaries of each section. Drawing on the Bible, the Mass, the sacraments, traditions, teachings and the lives of the saints, this invaluable resource elucidates what Catholics believe, celebrate, live and pray. Hard cover. Also available in paper back: 9780385479677.