He-he… oops, using acronyms bad form.
USCCB is the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Their distillation of the Catechism (CCC) is concise and easy to read. It has vignettes of Saints’ lives, doctrinal statements, common Catholic Prayers and if used in conjunction with the Full Catechism, it will prompt deeper study in what the Church teaches.
The United States Catechism of the Catholic Church for Adults can be found at Amazon amzn.to/1l56sSP Or your local Parish Bookstore.
The Catechism (of the Catholic Church; CCC) that I bought was from a used book store. When you see it cited CCC: 1849, for example, it’s in reference to a specific paragraph (#1849) in the CCC This one can be found online at bit.ly/1j5kymU This is from the Vatican.va website, but there are others; google is handy. Also, if you have an inkling, you can check there the Papal Encyclicals.
I started to discerned my choice to go Home to the Catholic Church since 2009 and it wasn’t until this August that I finally got into the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) I wish I would have started back in 2009, but I wanted to be absolutely sure that I was looking in the right place. Catholic Answers Radio show was a HUGE help for me in that discernment process.
OOH! Before I forget, if you really want to know if you’re getting the real deal, look for the label that states NIHIL OBSTAT and/or IMPRIMATUR, that makes sure that someone has checked for adherence to Catholic Truth. (If I’m wrong on this or anything else, please someone correct me, charitably if you would.)
Again, welcome home!!