The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the first universal Catechism since the council of Trent in 1566. Pillars: A Journey through the Catechism is the first systematic guide to this most amazing book.
"God, are you there?" In every age the providential care of God is often doubted. Aggressive ideologies, competing religions, and pervasive, relentless skepticism confronts every generation. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches you how to respond, vibrantly and with confidence detailing why being Catholic not only makes sense, but that it is the only way to find happiness in this life and in the next. The Catechism unpacks Christianity, taking the Bible, the Mass, the sacraments, sacred tradition, and the lives of the saints and explains how together they serve as our guide to live and pray as God intended his children to…as Catholics.
“Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asks. The queen’s eunuch replies “Well, how could I, unless someone guides me?” Indeed. As this exchange from the books of Acts recounts, from the beginning, the Church, has been entrusted with the interpretation of Revelation and the transmission of the Faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the source book for the Faith. But the Catechism is not merely a textbook of Catholic facts and beliefs. It is a guide for sure, but much more than that…it is the essential map for embarking on a journey.
To be a Christian means being a traveler on a lifelong journey. It requires commitment and being sure you know where you are going and how you will get there. It’s not easy. Committing to a lifelong journey that we are told at the beginning will be especially hard and that requires living in a radical new way has always been a tough sell. Yet Christ beckons through the ages…Come, follow me. Pillars: A Journey through the Catechism, unlike any other resource, shows you how to follow His new Way and embrace and live the truths of the faith that the Catechism proclaims.
Presented by Dr. Sean Innerst, a professor of theology and catechetics at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and the Augustine Institute, Pillars takes participants through a fascinating and faith-enriching journey through the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Watch this short video to learn what others are saying about this remarkable program.