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Subject: Book about the Sacraments
Date Posted: 9/25/2010 11:19 AM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2010
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I am looking for a book that has a good explination for each of the Sacraments.  My husband isn't Catholic, but I am, and I want our children to at least be Baptised and have First Communion and Reconsiliation.  He said he wants to learn more about them before he agrees, but I am having a hard time finding a good description of each one.  I recently received Why Catholics Do That, and have found a few spots that talk about them, but it's not very indepth.

Does anyone have any recomendations?

Date Posted: 9/25/2010 10:24 PM ET
Member Since: 2/25/2010
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Amanda, have you checked the catechism? 

I'll see if I can find some good titles from you.  I have an excellent (and I mean excellent!) priest I can ask.  Does your husband realize that he agreed to raise your kids Catholic when he married you?  I married my husband long before I converted and the Catholic Church won't marry you unless you both agree to raise your children in the Catholic faith.


Is your husband willing to listen to podcasts?  Go to iTunes and search for Calling All Catholics.  Then search for Father Rick Poblacki.  Those podcasts have descriptions on them.  Now that I think about it...you might have to google Calling All Catholics and go to the WLOF website (The Station of the Cross) to find descriptions.  I highly recommend that he listen to Father Poblacki's podcasts.  My husband enjoys listening to him, my 15 year old son respects him and can talk about his homilies when he gets home.   And you can listen to them on your computer if you don't have an iPod.

PM me if you want to talk privately.  The best thing I ever did was become Catholic.

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 8:04 AM ET
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We weren't actually married in the Catholic Church - it was a long distance relationship, and between our work scheduals it would have been impossible for us to do all the counsiling and such that is required.  He's a non-demoninational Christian, but he was raised in a household rather biased against Catholics, because his mom was raised one and had a bad experience.  And I'm fine with him not being Catholic, because there is no wrong way to love God, and honestly I only want our children to be raised to have a relationship with Him.  I just need a good description of the Sacraments for my husbands, so that when we have a discussion about it in the future, he understands the importance and significance of them, which is hard for me to explain since it's something I grew up with.


Thank you for your help :)  I will certainly look into the Catechisim.