The Catechism challenge: On its 30th anniversary, why this is the book for today

Vol. 7 | No. 19 | September 23, 2022

On the cover: The logo used for the Catechism of the Catholic Church, published in 1992, is adapted from an image found in the Catacombs of Domitilla in Rome thought to symbolize “the rest and the happiness that the soul of the departed finds in eternal life.” Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the catechism’s release next month, Russell Shaw explains on Page 10 what prompted the Church to undertake such an immense project. On Page 26, Greg Erlandson offers a perspective on the text’s relevance to ordinary Catholics — like his own mother. 

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