Why Be Catholic?

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By Patrick Madrid

In this intriguing tour of the Catholic Church’s stunning history and traditions, Patrick Madrid draws upon his own experiences growing up Catholic in 1960s & 1970s California to his life’s work as an author, theology professor, and radio host, offering an insightful, deeply personal, scripturally based testament to Catholicism.

Why Be Catholic? celebrates the 2,000-year history of the Catholic Church and explores the foundations of its most notable—and sometimes controversial—teachings. His frank, fascinating, and often humorous narrative dispels misconceptions about the Holy Eucharist, tells the true story of his miracle encounter with the Blessed Virgin Mary, and pays homage to the profound (and sometimes colorful) history of the papacy.

Examining the Catholic Church’s seven sacraments, many martyrs, and countless charities, Madrid offers more than just a guide for happiness and better living, in Why Be Catholic? he makes a compelling case for why everyone should be Catholic — including you.

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