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CATHOLIC FAMILY CATECHISM: Disciples' Edition and Apostles' Edition, Fr Tierney

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 Contents - Feb 2006AD2000 February 2006 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Catholic schools: how much accountability? - Michael Gilchrist
Cardinal Arinze on the Liturgy: the Mass is not entertainment - Cardinal Francis Arinze
News: The Church Around the World
Catechesis: Latest research on Catholic school leavers - Michael Gilchrist
Education: Catholic Church and her schools face a 'wake-up call' - Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett
Liturgical Music: The spiritual impact of Msgr. Richard Schuler's priestly leadership and example - Fr John T. Zuhlsdorf
Priestly vocations: the key role of bishops - John Mallon
New Age paganism's creeping influence within the Church - Wanda Skowronska
Blessed Charles de Foucauld: seeking nothing but God's will - Dr Frank Mobbs
The Church of England: beyond satire? - Rev Peter Mullen
Letters: Clerical Celibacy (letter) - Fr Adrian Head
Letters: All Saints Day (letter) - M & L Morrissey
Letters: Ars priests retreat - Fr Robert Markey
Letters: Wrong chord? (letter) - John Daly
Prayer: The Abandonment Prayer of Charles de Foucauld
Letters: Beautiful music (letter) - Josephine Landsberg
Letters: Cardinal von Galen (letter) - Denise M. Cameron
Letters: Survival of the fittest (letter) - Arthur Negus
Letters: Evolutionism - Fr G.H. Duggan SM
Letters: Intelligent design (letter) - Paul MacLeod
Letters: Homilies (letter) - Robert Prinzen-Wood
Letters: Catholic magazines needed in India - Fr A. Joseph
Letters: EWTN tapes available - Harry and Antoinette Zwaans
Books: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church - Peter Westmore (reviewer)
Books: The Pope Benedict Code, by Joanna Bogle - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Books: For the Life of the World:St Maximilian and the Eucharist, by Fr Jerzy Domanski - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Books: CATHOLIC FAMILY CATECHISM: Disciples' Edition and Apostles' Edition, Fr Tierney - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Events: Virtus - Retreat for Young Men
Events: Lecture on the Compendium of the Catechism - Msgr Peter Elliott
Books: Stimulating reading from AD Books
Reflection: The hidden treasure of the Holy Mass - St Leonard of Port Maurice
CATHOLIC FAMILY CATECHISM: Disciples' Edition and Apostles' Edition
by Fr B.J.H. (James) Tierney
(Newman Centre Publications, 129pp, 145pp, 2004, $5.00 each. Available from AD Books.)

NSW-based priest, Father James Tierney, is familiar to most readers of AD2000 as a prolific writer of catechetical materials, specialising in family catechesis, since the 1960s.

At a time when religion teaching in Catholic schools was being stripped of much of its distinctively Catholic content, courtesy of fashionable educational theories (as still occurs in many Australian dioceses even today), Father Tierney has stuck to his guns, producing editions of sound, compact, reader-friendly catechisms.

Now in retirement, he continues to take a close interest in the state of Catholic education, and reprints of his writings continue to become available.

It is pleasing to report the present availability of two different editions of his famous Catholic Family Catechism, suitable for a wide range of ages, and based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Despite their slim dimensions, the catechisms cover all the key areas for Catholics needing to be informed about the Faith - Ten Commandments, Sacraments, the Mass, prayers, doctrines, etc.

Those familiar with Fr Tierney's outstanding work, will need no urging to chase up these important and helpful publications.

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 19 No 1 (February 2006), p. 18

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