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The Value of Catholic Resources

There are two books that belong in every Catholic home: the Holy Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. That said, Seton Educational Media has gathered quite a collection of valuable resources to add to the bookcase and help families enrich their Catholic Faith.

A Catholic Dictionary is one of the most valuable Catholic books ever published and is a goldmine of information. It has over 5,000 entries explained briefly, clearly and authoritatively, all in an easy-to-use format.

This famous book focuses on the essentials of each topic, giving facts, definitions and the Church’s traditional teaching, making clear distinctions, without confusing the issues with speculation, trendy opinions, compromise or dissent.


The Catholic Family Catechism DVD set is presented by Fr. Pablo Straub, C.S.S.R. Father’s warmth, simplicity, and zeal permeate these easy-to-follow presentations covering the chief doctrines of the Catholic Faith based on the question/answer format of the Baltimore Catechism.

Viewing this Catechism series is a wonderful opportunity for the entire family to deepen their understanding of the Faith. Known as the “Crucifix Priest,” Father’s trademarks include his deep love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and Confession, his devotion to the Blessed Mother, and his fidelity to the Holy Father. He is sure to educate and captivate children and adults!

Father Straub has spent over twenty years evangelizing throughout the Americas, has directed numerous retreats and missions, has spoken at various Eucharistic and Marian Conferences, and his taped shows are favorites on EWTN. Complementary Baltimore Catechism #1 included with each order. There are four half-hour lessons per disc on the 8-disc set.

Do not judge this book by its cover! It may look nondescript, but 100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church is a gem. Recommended for grades 4-8, it is designed to supplement any catechetical text or program for children. The exercises will help your child uncover some of the depth and richness of Catholic doctrine and practice. Each activity is self-contained, perforated to tear out and reproduce for group use. Whether it is memorizing the Creed, understanding the Bible, or learning to pray, these exercises will enrich the faith of children and those who teach them.

As mentioned, The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a resource that belongs in every Catholic home. This second edition of the Catechism has been revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1997. It also has been enhanced by the addition of more than 100 pages that feature an analytical index translated from the Latin text, a glossary of terms, and the decree of promulgation of the official Latin text.

The first new compendium of Catholic doctrine regarding faith and morals in more than 400 years, the Catechism of the Catholic Church stands, in the words of Pope John Paul II, as “a sure norm for teaching the faith” and an “authentic reference text.”

This comprehensive volume is a must for every Catholic family. Along with the Bible, this book should form the basis of every catechetical effort. Highly recommended for families using Seton’s religion series, and particularly those with high school students.

Seton Educational Media continues to search for the finest catechetical resources that are effective teaching tools and true to the Faith. And be assured that every product you find in our bookstore has been personally approved by our Director, Dr. Mary Kay Clark.

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