MONSIGNOR MICHAEL J. WRENN
Catechism of the
IGNATIUS PRESS SAN FRANCISCO
To His EMINENCE
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the sacred priesthood, December 15, 1945; and in gratitude for his own commentary on the Catechism of the Catholic Church entitled A Moment of Grace.
Cover design by Roxanne Mei Lum
I must apologize for any typos in the text. These were not in the original book but were introduced during the scanning process which took me a vaste amount of time. In the coming months when time permits, I will try and do the necessary corrections to the book online text.
I have prepared a new corrected version of chapter 2 which can be downloaded
as a PDF file and used for widespread distribution.
Please click on the RED hyperlinks below to take you to the required book section.
Chapter 1 Why the Church Needed a New Catechism
Chapter 2 How the New Catechism Came About
Chapter 3 The Initial Reception of the Catechism
Chapter 4 The English Translation of the Catechism
Chapter 5 A Catechetical Establishment Response to the Catechism
Chapter 6 A Theological Establishment Response to the Catechism
Chapter 7 Can Such Things Be?
Chapter 8 A New 'Local", "Inculturated" Catechism?
Chapter 9 "What Shall We Do?" (Acts 2:37)
Appendix 1 The Translation of the Catechism
Appendix 2 The Catechism in English:The Art (or Artifice?) of Translation
Appendix 3 Comparative Translations
Copyright ©; Kenneth D. Whitehead and the family of the late Msgr. Michael J. Wrenn. 1996 & 2009.
Version: 10th May 2009