What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life

What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life

by Thomas H. Groome


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What makes a Catholic a Catholic? According to Thomas Groome, an expert on the essential ingredients of Catholic Christianity, Catholics share certain vital features of life and identity. What Makes Us Catholic explains and illuminates that character, and invites Catholics of all kinds to connect more deeply and imaginatively with their own culture and spirituality.

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ISBN-13: 9780060633998
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/18/2003
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,127,554
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Thomas H. Groome is chair of the Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry and professor of theology and religious education at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry and author of What Makes Us Catholic?

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Therese Borchard

“Groome courageously attempts and succeeds to define and explain the curious breed of people called Catholics.”

Lawrence S. Cunningham

"This crisply written and passionately presented work eloquently demonstrates why Tom Groome is considered one of our finest religious educators.

Richard P. McBrien

"In a vivid and vibrant style, Thomas Groome portrays Catholicism as a rich, multi-faceted reality.

Eugene Kennedy

“As refreshing as the Beatitudes in revealing the essentially spiritual and sacramental nature of being Catholic.”

Michael Leach

"Tom Groome's celebration of what is beautiful and lasting in the Catholic tradition is a kiss of peace.

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