By Fr. Peter V. Armenio
Not simply another book on the Catholic faith...
"My hope is that this presentation, in addition to offering a summary of the teachings of the Catechism, will aid people in understanding that the tenets of the Catholic faith, which are the teachings of Christ, are not simply meant to be learned like an academic discipline. Rather, the elaboration of these truths is designed to help us deepen our friendship with Christ and follow Him more closely.
These truths have a profound impact on how we live, which in turn pave the way to a more humane, just society. The answers to the big questions — Where do we come from? What is our purpose? Where will we go in the end? — form and shape who we are and how we live. The answers can only be found in the love of God, and revealed in the heart of Jesus Christ.
I further hope that, the reader will be inspired to evangelize, through a deeper understanding and appreciation of the inexhaustible riches of Jesus Christ. For this reason, this book is aimed at lay Catholics because they are presently called to carry the lion’s share of teaching the Gospel message to others. Amid a general loss of Christian culture and ethos, it is urgent that the lay faithful are doctrinally prepared to effectively contribute to a broader knowledge of the Catholic faith starting with family, friends, and colleagues. Today’s lay Catholics are called to give an encore of what their first-century Christian brothers and sisters accomplished."
– Rev. Peter V. Armenio
Rev. Peter V. Armenio was ordained a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei in 1980 and currently serves as the Vicar of Opus Dei for the Midwest (USA). Fr. Armenio received a doctorate in philosophy from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in 1996. He has served as the chaplain of Lexington Institute, Willows Academy, and Northridge Preparatory High School in the Archdiocese of Chicago and has worked in campus ministry for several years. He has written these books published by MTF: Our Moral Life in Christ (semester, complete course, and college editions), The History of the Church (semester and complete course editions), and The Mystery of Redemption and Christian Discipleship.
If you believe, as I do, that knowledge is power, I encourage you to read this new book by Fr. Peter Armenio, a seasoned and well-educated disciple of Christ, who has led thousands of souls into a deeper relationship with Christ.
-Rev. Francis Joseph Hoffman, JCD
CEO and Chairman of the Board, Relevant Radio
Host, Family Rosary Across America
Father Armenio moves through doctrine in a thorough and orderly way. His presentation calls upon the witness of saints as well as Sacred Scripture and the Church fathers. This book is ideal for new converts and cradle Catholics—our faith is the greatest gift we can give the next generation—here’s an easy way to give it. Highly recommended!
-Scott Hahn, PhD
Catholic theologian and Christian apologist
Author, Rome Sweet Home and The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven and Earth