A Complete Explanation of the Catholic Faith
Originally published in 1951 (with minor updates in 2002), the book covers the nature of God, the nature of man, the meaning of life, the nature of religion, the sources of Faith, the necessity of prayer, the duty of belief, the consequences of sin, the Commandments of God, the Holy Trinity, belief in Christ, the Redemption, the supremacy of the Pope, the Mystical Body of Christ, the Sacraments, the Mass, the priesthood, devotion to Mary and the Saints, what happens after death, the devotional life of a Catholic. Very interesting and very popular!
Canon Francis J. Ripley, also known as Fr. Francis Joseph Ripley, was an English priest born in 1912 at Lancashire. He became a Jesuit novitiate in London after graduating from a local Catholic grammar school with honors. After being convinced that his vocation was not with this order, he was ordained in 1939 following his studies at the archdiocesan seminary of Upholland. There he earned first prize in dogmatic theology for three years in a row. Father Ripley is the author of Terrible as an Army, The Diary of a Small Town Priest, Souls at Stake (with Frank Duff), Letters to Muriel, and This Is the Faith, his most famous work which was composed of a series of twice-weekly talks he had been giving for non-Catholics. These talks lead to hundreds of conversions over a period of several years. In 1980, he was named a Canon of the Archdiocese of Liverpool. He served with the Catholic Missionary Society and Royal Air Force before his death on January 7, 1998.
Item No: 1578
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Imprint: TAN Books
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Paperbound, eBook and MP3-CD Audiobook
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1