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By Christoph Schönborn / Ignatius / 2000
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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the editor of the monumental Catechism of the Catholic Church, provides concise, sage commentary on the same Catechism. Through this 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, this volume is meant to move the spirit into closer devotion to the Christ who envisioned it all. This volume connects the paragraphs of the Catechism to the life of faith.
In The Sacraments Schönborn explores the sacraments, providing 52 meditations on how to better live the Catholic faith with the aid of the sacraments and the Mass, and explained in the Catechism. By growing our understanding of the theology behind the sacraments of the Catholic Church, we instill within ourselves an awe for the majesty and power of God.
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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.