This Is the Faith

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Gracewing Publishing, 1973 - 328 pages
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This is the Faith has long been established as a classic introduction to the faith and teaching of the Catholic Church. Now it is reprinted, in the 1973 edition that Canon Ripley himself revised for publication. Fr Francis Ripley worked tirelessly for the conversion of England. Author of many much loved books, This is the Faith is the one for which he is particularly remembered and it stands as a memorial to his lifelong missionary work. Based on a series of twice-weekly talks given many times for non-Catholics under the auspices of the Legion of Mary, the book remains a safe and sure guide for instruction. Francis Ripley was born in 1912 at Windleshaw in Lancashire. After trying his vocation as a Jesuit and as a Capuchin, he entered the archdiocesan seminary at Upholland in 1935 where he took first prize in dogmatic theology for three years in a row. Ordained in 1939, he undertook post-graduate study in moral theology and canon law at the Gregorian University in Rome. After parish work, he served as a chaplain and squadron leader in the Royal Air Force. A frequent speaker for the Catholic Evidence Guild, Francis Ripley joined and eventually became superior of the Catholic Missionary Society in London, preaching the Faith to non-Catholics. Canon Ripley died on January 7, 1998.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
45
WHAT GOD COMMANDS
57
GOD AND
78
JESUS SAVES
91
CHAPTER 15
97
CHAPTER 16
109
CHAPTER 17
122
CHAPTER 18
130
HOLY MASS
205
CONFESSION WHY?
212
CONFESSION HOW?
220
THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD
225
INDULGENCES
236
MARRY IN CHRIST
243
MARRIAGE TODAY
253
MARY AND THE SAINTS
259

CHAPTER 19
136
CHAPTER 20
146
CHRIST IN THE CHURCH
155
WHAT ARE SACRAMENTS?
166
BAPTISM
172
CONFIRMATION
180
CHRIST REALLY PRESENT
187
HOLY COMMUNION
195
HELL AND HEAVEN
272
PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD
284
HELPS TO GOODNESS
298
SIGNS OF FAITH
305
THE CHURCH THROUGH THE CENTURIES
311
THE PRINCIPAL HERESIES
315
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