The CTS Catechism: so what’s different?

What’s different in the new edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church?

The CTS are delighted to be able to present a new edition of the Catechism bringing together the latest liturgical translations and the richness of the teaching of the Catechism with a clearer and more attractive layout.  In line with their mission, the aim of the CTS has been to produce an edition that is easier to navigate and more affordable so that the Catechism can be accessible to everyone.

Content: Updated & More Accurate  
The CTS Catechism contains the updated and more accurate translations of the texts introduced in 2011, that we hear and pray at Mass, most especially to the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. What we learn in the Catechism can now be easily recognised in the texts we pray in the Liturgy.

Look: More Attractive & Simpler to Use
The first Catechism was designed and typeset when colour printing was prohibitively expensive and many of the layout techniques used in this volume were simply unavailable. This new edition is clearer, more attractive and simpler to use. Paragraph numbers are coloured in red and can be easily looked up. In-Brief summaries are colour coded and prominent.

Referencing: Extended Index & Referencing
This edition contains a wealth of internal cross references and external citations. The side references point to other paragraphs that will shed further light on words and concepts that one encounters in the text. These have been checked and updated for accuracy and ease of use.

Origins: Back to the Essential Elements
Updates and new editions over the years have gathered accretions and supplementary material which can sometimes obscure the clarity of the original concept. Over the last year painstaking work was done by the editorial team at the CTS and a team of experts at the School of the Annunciation to bring the Catechism back to the essential elements intended by the first editorial team, which included Cardinal Ratzinger and Archbishop Schonborn, and to rediscover the logic that was used to construct the internal cross-referencing of the book.

A Linguistic ‘Seamless Garment’: The principles of liturgical translation outlined in Liturgiam Authenticam and applied in the 2010 translation of the Roman Missal and in subsequent liturgical texts mean that the origins of these texts in Sacred Scripture and in the Latin texts of our liturgical tradition can be seen better than ever. In this edition of the Catechism that union of scripture and tradition is clearer than it has ever been and the seamless garment of the very words we use in our worship and our teaching which St John Paul II and his editorial team intended finally becomes a reality.

Union: Scripture and Tradition Seamlessly Integrated
The principles of liturgical translation outlined in Liturgiam Authenticam and applied in the 2010 translation of the Roman Missal and in subsequent liturgical texts mean that the origins of these texts in Sacred Scripture and in the Latin texts of our liturgical tradition can be seen better than ever. In this edition of the Catechism that union of scripture and tradition is clearer than it has ever been and the seamless garment of the very words we use in our worship and our teaching which St John Paul II and his editorial team intended finally becomes a reality.

Praise for the New CTS Catechism:

“The appearance of the new restyled Catechism of the Catholic Church for the UK by CTS, is a cause of great joy. Every single Catholic should own and regularly read the catechism so that they can know and share the faith. I highly recommend this new publication – it will give a great energy to the transmission of the faith in our country.”
Rev. Anthony Curran, Diocese of Westminster

“The Catechism is the Church’s gift to each one of us – not a gift to put away unread on a shelf, but to provide a daily source of inspiration as we deepen our knowledge of God’s loving plan for his creation.Optimized-d5f472cc74886b5ce96b78bd92265df5 This new CTS edition of the Catechism is a real treasure: it is elegant, affordable and practical, and it beautifully highlights all of the features that the compilers of the Catechism placed there with such care in order that we might have an accessible and reliable guide for our lives”.
Petroc Willey, School of the Annunciation, UK & Steubenville University, USA

You can find out more, see a preview and order copies of the new CTS edition of the Catechism
at
www.ctsbooks.org/Catechism.

One comment on “The CTS Catechism: so what’s different?

  1. Beautiful edition and updating, I look fwd to obtain this for easy reference during bible study.

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