Catechism of the Council of Trent Issued by Order of Pope Pius V
The Church at the Council of Trent, assembled Dec. 13, 1545, seeing the need of a uniform and comprehensive manual which would supply parish priests with an official book of instruction for the faithful, ordered the preparation of the work which has ever since been known as the Catechism of the Council of Trent. There is no single-volume work which so combines solidity of doctrine and practical usefulness with unction of treatment as does this truly marvelous Catechism. From beginning to end it not only reflects the light of faith, but it also radiates, to an unwonted degree, the warmth of devotion and piety. 664 page book, Impr 1923.