Ignatius Press Gift Guide

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church

    Catechism of the Catholic Church

    Second Edition. Incorporates all the final modifications made in the official Latin text of the Catechism, and includes a more extensive analytical index and a new glossary of terms used. The first Universal Catechism in over 400 years, approved by Pope John Paul II and intended for all adult Catholics. See more...

  • Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church

    Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church

    A valuable introduction to the Catechism by the Catechism's general editor (Cardinal Schönborn) and the head of the Bishops Commission for the implementation of the Catechism (Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI), providing helpful insights on how to read and study the Catechism. See more...

  • Companion to the Catechism of The Catholic Church

    Companion to the Catechism of The Catholic Church

    The Catechism reads: "often the texts of Sacred Scripture are not quoted literally but merely indicated as a reference... For a deeper understanding of those passages, the reader should go to the texts themselves. [They] are a working tool for catechesis." This is a guide to that understanding. E-book available. See more...

  • YOUCAT: Youth Catechism

    YOUCAT: Youth Catechism

    YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was launched on World Youth Day, 2011. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. Available: E-book and en Español. See more...

  • Catholic Christianity

    Catholic Christianity

    Using the official Catechism, highly-regarded author and professor Peter Kreeft presents a complete compen­dium of all the major beliefs of Catholicism written in his readable and concise style, offering a thorough sum­mary of Catholic doctrine, morality, and worship with less technical language. E-book available. See more...

  • The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Craft of Catechesis

    The Catechism and the Craft of Catechesis

    The theme of this book is that the Catechism of the Catholic Church, perhaps the most important work on catechesis since the Apostolic Age, offers not only a new, definitive account for our times of the full teaching of the Catholic faith, but also that it is a superbly crafted work from which to learn and to teach the faith. See more...

  • 100 Activities Based on the Catechism

    100 Activities Based on the Catechism

    Sometimes when teaching children an aspect of our Catholic Faith, it is helpful to have a special activity to reinforce the lesson. They need exercises that train the mind or move the heart. For this reason, teachers and parents will appreciate these 100 thoughtfully crafted activities drawn from the Catechism. See more...

  • DVD: Catechism of the Catholic Church

    DVD: Catechism of the Catholic Church

    Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna and editor of Catechism of the Catholic Church, pres­ents a 6-part series on this monumental document and worldwide bestseller. This series covers the history of the Catechism, then reviews its four pillars: the Creed, the Sacraments, the Commandments, and Prayer. See more...

  • Living the Catechism of the Catholic Church

    Living the Catechism of the Catholic Church

    Bishop Schönborn, the editor of the monumental Catechism of the Catholic Church, a worldwide best seller, provides a brief and profound commentary on the Catechism in four parts: the Creed, the Sacraments, Life in Christ, and Paths of Prayer.

    Schönborn gives incisive, detailed analysis of these areas, providing a specific meditation for each week of the year on how to integrate these teachings from the Catechism into your life.

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  • Gospel, Catechesis, Catechism

    Gospel, Catechesis, Catechism

    Ratzinger, one of the key persons responsible for the compilation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, offers new insights on the catechetical character and Biblical foundation of the worldwide bestselling Catechism that has had such a positive response from ordinary Catholics across the globe. See more...

  • Issues of Faith and Morals

    Issues of Faith and Morals

    This book is written for Catholics in high school and college, addressing key issues and concerns that are important to youth today. With great pastoral love for young people raised in a secular, hedonistic society, Cardinal Pell seeks to strengthen the hope of youth by explaining the depth of God's goodness and love. See more...