Robert T. O'Gorman, PhD
Professor, Institute of Pastoral Studies
The Complete Idiot's Guide to UNDERSTANDING CATHOLICISM—THIRD EDITION
Alpha/Penguin: August 2006
This book, first published in 2000 has sold over 200,000 copies and is presently in its third edition. It serves persons new to the religion as well as seasoned Catholics. While its style is reader-friendly, it scope is comprehensive history, dogma, practices, key issues. This third edition has a new chapter on social justice. It is a staple in RCIA (convert classes), college courses and seminaries.