Fr. William Saunders, speaking on “Benedict XVI and the Compendium of the Catechism,” informed the audience that the current pope was very much responsible for the success of both the Catechism and the newly released Compendium of the Catechism.

“The Compendium is a beautiful summary, if you will, of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The truths of the Faith are laid out in the traditional question-and-answer format and each chapter begins with a beautiful painting which itself teaches an important facet of the Faith,” he explained. “Pope Benedict knew that the Church needed a simple format for helping spread the Faith and to help catechize the ignorant. Everyone should read this little book and better understand, in a succinct and clear manner, the Roman Catholic Faith.”