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the prayer life of the universal Church. There is also a collection of some
traditional Catholic prayers in the appendix.
Finally, an alphabetized glossary of many terms appears at the end of
this book. The definitions are brief. It is recommended that readers also
Catechism of the Catholic Church
, which has an exten-
sive glossary. While studying the
United States Catholic Catechism for
, readers can consult these glossaries for definitions of words that
are not familiar to them.
It is our hope that this
United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
be an aid and a guide for deepening faith. It may serve as a resource
for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and for the ongoing cate
chesis of adults. It will also be of interest for those who wish to become
acquainted with Catholicism. Finally, it can serve as an invitation for all
the faithful to continue growing in the understanding of Jesus Christ and
his saving love for all people.