I am sure you might have heard about Catechism Of The Catholic Church, called CCC in short. Do you know what CCC really is? What are the contents of Catechism Of The Catholic Church? Who wrote all the contents of this large Catechism book of the Catholic Church? Please read on.
Short History of Catechism Of The Catholic Church (CCC)
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (or CCC) is a catechism promulgated By Pope John the 23rd. Pope Paul the Sixth formed the group of scholars to formulate the Catechism. The decision to publish a catechism was taken at the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops that was convened by Pope John Paul II on 25 January 1985 for the 20th anniversary of the close of the Second Vatican Council, and in 1986, put a commission composed of 12 bishops and cardinals in charge of the project. The commission was assisted by a seven member committee including diocesan bishops and experts in theology and catechesis.
The text was approved by John Paul II on 25 June 1992, and promulgated by him on 11 October 1992, the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, with his apostolic constitution, Fidei depositum. Cardinal Georges Cottier, Theologian emeritus of the Pontifical Household and now Cardinal-Deacon of Santi Domenico e Sisto the University Church of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum was influential in drafting the encyclical.
About the Book CCC
When the first American edition of the Catechism came out, it was an unexpected national bestseller. Why? Maybe it was because this book, is an age filled with doubts, teaches with authority. It isnít an interpretation of what Catholics believe; it is what Catholics believe. Here in one volume is the whole teaching of the Church, undiluted and uncompromised. These teachings are eternal. But the Catechism itself is up-to-the minute.
From animal experimentation to unemployment, it addresses all the most pressing moral questions of the modern world. The index is a masterpiece in itself, nearly 50 pages of carefully organized references that make it easy to find the Catechismís treatment of any subject. The second edition has been revised in accordance with the official Latin text. It also adds a helpful glossary.
Catechism Of The Catholic Church contains 1425 pages. A more simplified version of CCC was later published which is known as YouCat, a much more simplified version especially for the catholic youth.