What is the Baltimore Catechism?


#1

I’ve seen and heard it mentioned but don’t understand…I have the CCC, is the Baltimore Catechism different?

Thank you,
Jamie


#2

A “catechism” is a popular summary or compendium of Catholic doctrine about faith and morals designed for use in catechesis (Catechism of the Catholic Church Glossary). There have been many catechisms over the life of the Church. The Baltimore Catechism was issued in 1885 on the authority of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore (1884) for use in religious education in the United States.

For more information on the Baltimore Catechism and others see:
Baltimore Catechism
Nazareth Master Catechism
Christian Doctrine
The New Catechism of the Catholic Church


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