Requiring more than seven years of research, nine complete redrafts, and more than 84,000 changes, the new Catechism conveys the Church's essential teachings clearly, concisely, and in a way that speaks directly to practicing Catholics. And, because of its interfaith openness, it relates to readers far beyond the borders of Catholicism.
Here is the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholics believe in common. This book is the catechism that will serve as the standard for all future instruction within the Church.
Four centuries in the making, a monumental undertaking and a magnificent achievement, the first definitive Catholic Catechism since the Council of Trent in 1566 details the doctrine, dogma, and the basic tenets of the Church.
"A sure and certain standard for the teaching of the faith." -- Pope John Paul II.