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Lent 2022: The Catechism

About the Catechism of the Catholic Church

A catechism is the name given to a written work that contains a summary of all the beliefs of the faith that is used as a teaching tool.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) was promulgated by John Paul II on October 11, 1992 - the thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. This catechism, which is only the second catechism written by the Church, was born out of the documents of Vatican II and builds on the Church’s first catechism written after the Council of Trent in the sixteenth century.

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