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Butler's Irish Catechism

Butler's Irish Catechism
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Author: Rev Dr James Butler

Product Code:  B3228
Publisher:  Loreto
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  88



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Revised, Enlarged, Approved, and Recommended by the Four R. C. Archbishops of Ireland as a General Catechism for the Kingdom

Rev. Dr. James Butler, the Bishop of Cashel in Ireland, first published his world-famous catechism in 1775. Soon it became the "official" catechism for all of Ireland, approved for use by all of the bishops. At the Third Council of Baltimore in 1884 it was favored by many U.S. bishops as the basis for the new Baltimore Catechism soon to be published. In the end, the Council decided to use the catechism of St. Robert Bellarmine as the basis for a new catechism for Americans. Butler's Catechism has always been widely used in the United States as well as the Baltimore Catechism, especially by Americans of Irish descent. At the 1st Council of Quebec it was decided that Butler's would be the only catechism authorized for the English speaking faithful in Canada, and in 1871 Bishop Lynch of Toronto published it as the official catechism for his diocese. We have compared the various editions approved in Ireland and in Canada and they are (except for some slight re-arrangements in the order of the lessons and some different prayers) the same. This particular printing is that published in Dublin in 1944. It is a wonderfully simple and straightforward catechism useful for children and adults, especially for those who are interested in converting or who have just decided to enter the one true church.


  • Essential Prayers
  • Lesson I: on God and the Creation of the World
  • Lesson II: on Man and the End of His Creation
  • Lesson III: on the Apostles Creed
  • Lesson IV: on the Trinity and the Incarnation
  • Lesson V: on our First Parents
  • Lesson VI: on Original Sin, etc.
  • Lesson VII: on Jesus Christ, etc,
  • Lesson VIII: on Christ's descent into hell, and on His Resurrection and Ascension into Heaven
  • Lesson IX: on the descent of the Holy Ghost, on the New Law, and on the Sign of the Cross
  • Lesson X: on the True Church
  • Lesson XI: the Church (continued)
  • Lesson XII: on Sin
  • Lesson XIII: on Purgatory
  • Lesson XIV: on the Commandments
  • Lesson XV: on the First Commandment
  • Lesson XVI: the First Commandment (continued)
  • Lesson XVII: on the Second, Third and Fourth Commandments
  • Lesson XVIII: on the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Commandments
  • Lesson XIX: on the Ninth and Tenth Commandments
  • Lesson XX: on the Precepts of the Church
  • Lesson XXI: the Precepts of the Church (continued)
  • Lesson XXII: on Prayer
  • Lesson XXIII: on the Lord's Prayer and Hail Mary
  • Lesson XXIV: on the Sacraments in general, and on Baptism
  • Lesson XXV: on Confirmation
  • Lesson XXVI: on the Blessed Eucharist
  • Lesson XXVII: on Communion and Penance
  • Lesson XXVIII: on Confession and Indulgences
  • Lesson XXIX: on Extreme Unction, Holy Orders and Matrimony
  • Lesson XXX: on the General Judgment
  • Questions
  • The Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost
  • Qualities of Contrition
  • The Eight Beatitudes
  • The Spiritual Works of Mercy
  • The Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Prayer for the Faithful Departed
  • The Christian's Daily Exercise
  • Method of Serving at Mass
  • De Profundis

Publisher: Loreto
Pages: 88
More by this Author: Rev Dr James Butler
Keywords: Catechism books Traditional Catechism

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