Book Question

My memory isn’t what it used to be. I remember from a few months back a part of one of the threads mentioned the “Baltimore Catechism”. I have had it downloaded on my Kindle app (in four parts) What is the “Baltimore Catechism” and is it different from the CCC?

The Baltimore Catechism was published by the US Catholic bishops circa 1885. The Catechism of the Catholic Church was published by Pope John Paul II in the 1990’s.

The CCC, and the shorter ‘Compendium of the CCC,’ in Q and A format; are available online.

So, it’s a precursor to The CCC? Neat. Thank you

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