I hope this is the right sub-forum for this, if not, hopefully it will get moved…
I’m wondering what kind of authority the Baltimore Catechism has/had? I used it once to work out the gravity of a sin I had committed (I could not find the answer in the CCC), and am still happy with the conclusion I drew from that. But I was wondering, what kind of authority does/did it have? Before the CCC was published, did it have as high a status as that? Was it authoritative only in the U.S. or universally? Is it still O.K. for me to use if I absolutely can’t find the answer in the CCC?