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Catholic etiquette : what you need to know about Catholic rites and wrongs
Isca, Kay Lynn.
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Huntington, Ind. : Our Sunday Visitor, [1997]

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191 pages ; 21 cm
Mass fundamentals -- The Mass liturgy -- Children at Mass -- Baptism -- First Communion -- Confirmation -- Reconciliation -- Anointing of the sick -- Holy Orders -- Marriage -- Funerals -- Daily and seasonal Catholic living.
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BX1969 .I73 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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All this information should have been in a book long ago. Should non-Catholics sit during the Consecration? What should you serve for dinner on a Friday during Lent? Even lifelong Catholics will find the book eminently useful, and newer Catholics will find it indispensable. "Simple, informed, and delightfully engaging, " says Father Richard John Neuhaus.

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Booklist Review

A convert to Catholicism, Isca wrote this book because she felt that her own ignorance about what she terms "Catholic etiquette" marked her an outsider. The first few chapters cover going to Mass. Much of what Isca has to say seems more a matter of common sense ("If you must change your baby's diaper, please do it in the restroom," for instance). The chapters that discuss the seven sacraments and the protocol of Catholic funerals are much more substantive. There is information here that even the most conscientious practicing Catholic might find helpful. What are the qualifications for a Catholic godparent? When is a non-Catholic wedding ceremony valid? Is it appropriate to send condolence flowers to a Catholic church? Isca's book is a useful guide to keeping up with practices that have changed or endured over the past years. --Mary Ellen Quinn