I highly recommend that you get The Catholic Way: Faith for Living Today to read along with it. Here’s a bit of the review:
Although not intended as a substitute for the catechism itself, Wuerl’s book provides a fitting introduction to the more detailed summary of Catholic thought, which was produced by a commission of church cardinals and bishops. Wuerl is an excellent teacher who has expanded on portions of the catechism’s teachings in 83 chapters, each of them brief and followed by questions for discussion or reflection. He deals with the catechism itself, the place of Scripture, the sacraments, the commandments, moral conscience, natural moral law and prayer. Non-Catholics may be especially interested in his explanations of the church teachings that still separate Catholics and Protestants (namely Mary, the pope and the saints). Progressive Catholics will be happy to see that chapters on social justice issues and racism in America have been included, and traditionalists will be pleased that Wuerl chose to deal with such current concerns as the Catholic belief in the “real presence” and the teaching authority of the pope and bishops.
Also I am getting a lot of flack for my conversion from a political debate forum that I frequent. These people claim to be athiests so I try to disregard them. I actually feel sorry for them. it must be sad wondering through life believing in nothing…how sad.
Any help is appreciated.
I have no idea what to suggest you do about this, but I’ll pray for you!