|If you are searching
for God and the meaning of life, or would like to strengthen your
faith, the Knights of Columbus offers for home study a series of 30
booklets, the Luke E. Hart Series, providing a comprehensive and
basic overview of Catholic belief and practice.
Each of the 30 booklets offers a colloquial and contemporary
expression of the content of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The series follows the basic teaching of the Catechism, and seeks
to make its contents more accessible, not to substitute for it. The
booklets are at times poetic, colloquial, playful, and imaginative;
at all times, they are faithful to the Faith.
Instructions: Enter quantities next to the booklets you
desire, fill out the order form at the bottom of this page and
We offer reduced rates for those ordering more than 100 booklets.
We send our booklets free of charge to chaplains of veterans'
hospitals, military installations of all branches, correctional
facilities and to missionaries working in developing
|Part I: What Catholics Believe
Explains the need for a firm and enriching belief in
God and His empowering role in the life of every person. Faith
conquers death, overcomes fears, empowers the Church, and leads us
along the path to holiness.
Describes the full essence of our Creator [nature,
attributes, transcendence, etc.] and how believers come to know Him
through Divine Revelation, Tradition, Scripture, and
Explains the meaning and consequences of the
doctrine of Creation - the entire universe was made by a single,
all-powerful God. Also reflects upon providence, angels, and the
connection of humanity to evolution and the act of
||#104 The Human
Person: Explains the inherent dignity of each
person, created in God?s image, and the role of Jesus as God among
us. Also describes the morality of the human body and
relationships, as well as the way in which our body relates to our
Christ: Explains the centrality of Jesus to our
faith and salvation history. Describes the nature and status of
Christ and reviews his life, ministry, death, resurrection, and
||#106 The Holy
Spirit: Explains how closeness with the Holy
Spirit is necessary for sharing in the life of God. Describes the
connection between the working of the Holy Spirit and prayer,
scripture, the sacraments, the saints, and ultimately all the
||#107 The Holy
Catholic Church: Explains the absolute unity of
Jesus Christ with His Church. He founded the Church and validates
Her authority. Describes the qualities, nature, and structure of
the Church and Her role in the pursuit of
Forgiveness of Sins: Reviews the importance of
sharing the gift of forgiveness, and how that act must always be
centered on the love of Christ. Also explains the meaning and
implications of sin and the reality of God?s
Resurrection of the Body: Explains the Catholic
perspective of death. Christ transforms that experience by linking
it to himself through his resurrection, or rising from the dead.
Describes the beauty and power of Christ?s conquering of sin and
death on our behalf.
||#110 The Life
Everlasting: Explains the elements of the
Catholic belief in eternal life through Christ. Also describes the
realities of heaven, hell, and purgatory.
|Part II: How Catholics Pray
to Catholic Liturgy: Explains the meaning of
liturgy: the activities done by God?s grace in Christ. Describes
the elements of the liturgy and its place throughout the history of
to the Sacraments: Explains the meaning and
purposes of sacraments, through the context of Christ?s presence.
Describes the seven sacraments as well as related
||#113 Baptism and
Confirmation: Explains how Baptism initiates the
faithful into the Church, allowing us to be freed from sin and
reborn into the family of Christ. Also describes the gifts of the
Holy Spirit received through Confirmation, and its special identity
as the completion of Baptism.
Eucharist: Explains the centrality and great
importance of the Eucharist in the life of the baptized. Also
describes the proper method of worship of the
Explains the dimensions and effects of sin and the
need for sacramental reconciliation. Also describes how to make
Explains the societal context of marriage and the
unique perspective of the Church, which places Christ at its
center. Also reviews the ceremony.
||#117 Holy Orders
and the Anointing of the Sick: Explains the
nature and purpose of Holy Orders and each of its three components
- bishop, priest and deacon. Also connects the ordained priesthood
to the Anointing of the Sick, as it relates to the larger healing
ministry of the Church.
Explains the many forms of communication with God,
and its necessity in the life of a Catholic. Also identifies some
common misconceptions about prayer.
||#119 The Lord's
Prayer: A methodical review and analysis of each
part of this "perfect prayer", which was given to all the faithful
by Jesus Christ himself.
Explains the exalted role within the Church of Mary
the mother of Jesus and thus the mother of God. Also reviews some
of her many titles that express her exemplary
|Part III: How Catholics Live
||#121 The Essence
of Catholic Morality: Explains Christ?s role in
living according to a moral life. Describes the great need for a
strong morality today, and some practical
Nature as the Basis for Morality: Discusses
natural law and human destiny. Also reviews concepts such as
conscience, free will, love, emotions, and legal
Fundamental Principles of Catholic Morality: Explains the source of the morality of human actions, three
universal moral rules, and the function of our
||#124 Virtues and
Vices: Explains each of the four cardinal
virtues and three theological virtues. Also reviews the Beatitudes,
and the nature of sin.
||#125 The First
Three Commandments: Duties to God: Gives an
overview of the Ten Commandments, including their origin and unity.
Analyzes in detail the first three commandments.
||#126 The Fourth
Commandment: Family and Social Morality: Discusses the beauty and role of the family, its relationship
to matters of morality, religion, and the state. Also describes the
basis for human dignity and the duties of nations and their
||#127 The Fifth
Commandment: Moral Issues of Life and Death: Affirms the sanctity of human life and sinful acts that attack
it, including abortion, euthanasia, and suicide. Also reviews the
principles of the just war theory.
||#128 The Sixth
and Ninth Commandments: Sexual Morality: Affirms
the need for a strong moral code in matters of human sexuality.
Examines the connection between human sexuality and our
relationship to God. Discusses chastity and how men and women at
times undermine that virtue.
||#129 The Seventh
and Tenth Commandments: Economic and Political Morality:
Discusses the role of the Church in matters of
politics and government. Also reviews issues such as personal
property, detachment from riches, and labor-based
||#130 The Eighth
Commandment: Truth: Explains the meaning and
importance of truth, as rooted in Sacred Scripture. Also discusses
censorship, the media, art, and natural beauty.
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