The Council of Trent [1545-1563] was a response to the Protestant Reformation. During the sessions of this council, the council fathers clarified and developed key statements and expounded Catholic doctrine, teachings, and practices. By order of the council, then issued and approved by Pope St Pius V, there resulted in the 1566 publication of the Catechism of the Council of Trent (also called the Roman Catechism) in Latin. This catechism became the official manual of popular instruction originally intended for priests. The use of this catechism has been encouraged and urged ever since by various popes, bishops and synods.
The catechism gives a fixed and stable plan of instruction to the faithful and follows the Council’s dogmatic definitions in 4 parts: The Apostle’s Creed, The Sacraments, The Ten Commandments, The Lord’s Prayer.
This edition is printed with real ink on acid free paper and has an attractive green hard back binding with sewn signatures so the pages will not fall out. It is made durable for many readings and study.