Tuesday, April 8, 2014

For the Man who Wants All the Facts, The Catechism of the Catholic Church

With today's media bias there are no shortages of errors and outright lies when it comes to reporting. One area they particularly like to distort is the view and teaching of the Catholic Church.

If your  man is anything like mine, he likes to get all the facts for himself before he forms a real opinion. What does the Church really say about homosexuality? Illegal Immigration? War? Alcohol? Gambling?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church contains concise and easy to understand explanations of Church teachings on just about every subject. It explains the belief and the reasons for it. If there aren't enough details there then it also offers numerous references where you can find more information.

This is a great book for anyone who wants to know the truth about Catholic doctrine, whether they are Catholic or not. It is well organized and each paragraph is numbered for easy reference.

Any time a disagreement or opinionated argument breaks out about a controversial subject such as euthanasia, artificial insemination, birth control, or anything else, the simplest way to solve it is by checking the facts. Looking in the Catechism is the easiest way to do that.

How about you? Does your man value facts over feelings? Is this the type of book he might find interesting? Please share in the comments below.