Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the editor of the monumental Catechism of the Catholic Church, provides concise, sage commentary on the same Catechism. Through each volume’s meditations, Schönborn’s hope is not only for the reader to have a better grasp of Catholic doctrine and belief, but to grow in a greater love of the person of Jesus Christ. With practical advice and insight that synthesizes Scripture, the Church Fathers, and the wisdom of the saints, these four volumes are meant to move the spirit into closer devotion to the Christ who envisioned it all. Conveniently segmented into 52 meditations per volume—which you can take as chapters, weekly devotionals, or study notes for your small group—these volumes connect the paragraphs of the Catechism to the life of faith.
The Logos edition connects this meditational study with the Catechism itself. Read these two volumes side-by-side as you study the Catechism and look for ways to apply it to your life. Scripture references appear on mouseover and references to the saints and Church Fathers lead you to their sources, giving you more study potential than ever before.
Deserves wide circulation. No one is better qualified than Schönborn to write on how the Catechism is to be lived. An indispensable companion to the Catechism.
—Fr. John Hardon, SJ, author, A Treasury of Catholic Wisdom
Christoph Schönborn is an Austrian theologian and a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He currently serves as the archbishop of Vienna and the president of the Austrian Bishops Conference.
He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1970 and received his Licentiate of Sacred Theology only a year later. He later studied under professor Joseph Ratzinger in Regensburg, and shortly later received his doctorate in Sacred Theology in Paris. He was a professor of dogmatics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, in the 1970s, and in 1980 was appointed a member of the International Theological Commission of the Holy See. In 1987, he became the editorial secretary for the Catechism of the Catholic Church. In 1991, he was chosen to be an auxiliary bishop of Vienna, and in 1995 became its archbishop.