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On Prayer - Lesson Twenty-Eighth - Baltimore Catechism No. 2
Lesson Twenty-Eighth of the Baltimore Catechism No. 2 discusses prayer. Lesson Twenty-Eighth contains 7 questions and answers, numbered consecutively with Lesson Twenty-Seventh, as well as links to other resources.

On Indulgences - Lesson Twenty-First - Baltimore Catechism No. 2
Lesson Twenty-First of the Baltimore Catechism No. 2 discusses indulgences, the remission of temporal punishment for sin. Lesson Twenty-First contains 7 questions and answers, numbered consecutively with Lesson Twentieth, as well as links to other resources.

On the Commandments of God - Lesson Twenty-Ninth - Baltimore Catechism No. 2
Lesson Twenty-Ninth of the Baltimore Catechism No. 2 discusses the Ten Commandments. Lesson Twenty-Ninth contains 5 questions and answers, numbered consecutively with Lesson Twenty-Eighth, as well as links to other resources.

On the Attributes and Marks of the Church - Lesson Twelfth - Baltimore Catechism No. 2
Lesson Twelfth of the Baltimore Catechism No. 2 discusses the attributes and marks of the Church. Lesson Twelfth contains 14 questions and answers, numbered consecutively with Lesson Eleventh, as well as links to other resources.

On the Attributes and Marks of the Church - Lesson Twelfth - Baltimore Catechism No. 2
Lesson Twelfth of the Baltimore Catechism No. 2 discusses the attributes and marks of the Church. Lesson Twelfth contains 14 questions and answers, numbered consecutively with Lesson Eleventh, as well as links to other resources.

Catholic Relief Agencies - Chief Catholic Relief Agencies
There are literally hundreds of major Catholic relief agencies around the world, and thousands of smaller ones. These Catholic relief agencies are some of the most significant, both in size and resources.

Reader Questions From 2009 - Common Questions About Catholicism From Readers in 2009
The Catholic Faith is full of beauty, subtlety, and nuance. Sometimes, that can lead to confusion, however. Two thousand years of history and tradition is bound to result in many questions over both Catholic practice and belief. These questions are drawn from my Friday

From the Seventh to the End of the Tenth Commandment - Lesson Thirtieth - Baltimore Catechism No. 1
Lesson Thirtieth of the Baltimore Catechism No. 1 provides an overview of the meaning of the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments. An abridged version of Lesson Thirty-Fourth in Baltimore Catechism No. 2, it contains 14 questions and answers, as well as links to other resources.

Plaque Honoring Pope Pius XII - National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
A plaque honoring the visit of Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli, later Pope Pius XII, to the Cathedral of Saint Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 9.

Pulpit of the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
The pulpit of the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 6.

Statue of Saint Mark - National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
Statue of Saint Mark in the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 12.

Statue of Saint John the Evangelist - National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
Statue of Saint John the Evangelist in the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 13.

Statue of Saint Luke - National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
A statue of Saint Luke in the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 11.

Pope Benedict XVI Beside King Abdullah II of Jordan - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI looks on beside King Abdullah II of Jordan on his arrival, May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which includes the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images). Page 10.

Pope Benedict XVI Places Prayer in Western Wall - Jerusalem - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI places a prayer in the cracks of the Western Wall on May 12, 2009, in Jerusalem. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Pool/Getty Images). Page 28.

Pope Benedict XVI - Prayer Service - Our Lady of Peace Center - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI holds a prayer service at Our Lady of Peace Center on May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which will include the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images). Page 14.

Pope Benedict XVI in Front of an Icon of the Good Shepherd - Our Lady of Peace Center - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI conducts a prayer service in front of an icon of the Good Shepherd at Our Lady of Peace Center on May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images). Page 15.

Pope Benedict XVI Prays at the Western Wall - Jerusalem - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI prays at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, on May 12, 2009, in Jerusalem. (Photo by Ahikam Seri-Pool/Getty Images). Page 29.

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan Welcome Pope Benedict XVI - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI is welcomed by King Abdullah II of Jordan and his wife Queen Rania, on his arrival, May 8, 2009 in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which includes the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images). Page 2.

Pope Benedict XVI and Jordanian Prince Ghazi Bin Mohammad - King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI (L) and Jordanian Prince Ghazi Bin Mohammad (R), King Abdullah II's cousin and advisor on religious affairs, leave the King Hussein bin Talal Mosque on May 9, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images). Page 20.

Pope Benedict XVI and the Staff of Moses - Mount Nebo - Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI (R) and Jose Rodriguez Carballo (L) stand beside

Pope Benedict and Observers - Western Wall - Jerusalem - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI prays at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, on May 12, 2009, in Jerusalem. The Holy Father is on an 8-day tour of the Middle East, having already traveled to Jordan. (Photo by Menahem Kahana-Pool/Getty Images). Page 25.

Pope Benedict at the Western Wall - Jerusalem - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, on May 12, 2009, in Jerusalem. The Holy Father is on an 8-day tour of the Middle East, having already traveled to Jordan. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Pool/Getty Images). Page 26.

Pope Benedict Stands in Silence at the Western Wall - Jerusalem - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI stands in silence at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, on May 12, 2009, in Jerusalem. (Photo by Menahem Kahana-Pool/Getty Images). Page 27.

Jordanians Greet Pope Benedict XVI - Our Lady of Peace Centre - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Believers welcome Pope Benedict XVI on his visit at the Lady of Peace Centre on May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which will include the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images). Page 13.

Kissing the Ring of Pope Benedict XVI - Our Lady of Peace Centre - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
A man kisses the ring of Pope Benedict XVI during his visit at the Lady of Peace Centre on May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which will also include the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images). Page 7.

Pope Benedict XVI - Papal Coat of Arms - Jordanian Coat of Arms
Pope Benedict XVI is welcomed on his arrival, May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which includes the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images). Page 18.

Pope Benedict Greets Youth - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI greets youth on his visit at the Lady of Peace Center on May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which will include the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images). Page 5.

King Abdullah II of Jordan Welcomes Pope Benedict XVI - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI is welcomed by King Abdullah II of Jordan on his arrival, May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which also includes the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images). Page 8.

Pope Benedict XVI and King Abdullah II of Jordan in Front of Vatican and Jordanian Flags - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI and King Abdullah of Jordan converse in front of Vatican and Jordanian flags, May 8, 2009 in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which includes the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images). Page 11.

Pope Benedict XVI Makes a Speech - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI makes a speech on his arrival, May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which includes the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images). Page 12.

Pope Benedict XVI - King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI (L) visits King Hussein Bin Talal mosque accompanied by Prince Ghazi Bin Mohammad and meets with Muslim leaders on May 9, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images). Page 19.

Pope Benedict Delivers a Speech - Mount Nebo - Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI visits Mount Nebo, where in the biblical tradition God showed Moses the Promised Land. In a speech on May 9, 2009, Pope Benedict called for reconciliation between Christians and Jews. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images). Page 21.

Pope Benedict Surveys the Promised Land - Mount Nebo - Jordan - May 2009
Like Moses before him, Pope Benedict XVI surveys the Promised Land from Mount Nebo on May 9, 2009, during his first pilgrimage to the Holy Land. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images). Page 22.

Pope Benedict XVI - Jose Rodriguez Carballo - Mount Nebo - Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI (R) and Jose Rodriguez Carballo (L) on Mount Nebo on May 9, 2009, 40 kilometers southwest of Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which will include the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images). Page 24.

Pope Benedict Speaks - Prayer Service - Our Lady of Peace Center - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI speaks at a prayer service at Our Lady of Peace Center on May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which will include the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images). Page 16.

Pope Benedict - Our Lady of Peace Center - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI at Our Lady of Peace Center, May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which will include the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images). Page 17.

Pope Benedict XVI Reviews Jordanian Troops - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI and King Abdullah II of Jordan review Jordanian troops, May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which includes the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images). Page 9.

Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer - Western Wall - Jerusalem - May 2009
The prayer left by Pope Benedict XVI in a crack of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, on May 12, 2009, in Jerusalem. (Photo by Mark Neyman/GPO via Getty Images). Page 30.

Queen Rania of Jordan Welcomes Pope Benedict XVI - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI is welcomed by Queen Rania, on his arrival on May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which includes the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images). Page 3.

Crowds Greet Pope Benedict XVI - Our Lady of Peace Centre - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Crowds greet Pope Benedict XVI on his visit at the Lady of Peace Centre on May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which will include the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images). Page 6.

Jordanian Soldiers Welcome Pope Benedict XVI - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Jordanian soldiers stand guard below a banner welcoming Pope Benedict XVI as the Pope arrives for his visit at Our Lady of Peace Center on May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images). Page 4.

Apse of the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
A dove, symbolizing the Holy Spirit, surmounts the apse, or half-dome, above the high altar in the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 8.

Dome of the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
The dome of the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 5.

Eucharistic Chapel - National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament or eucharistic chapel in the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 4.

Southern Exterior of the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
The southern exterior of the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 2.

High Altar of the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
The high altar, surmounted by an ornate baldacchino, in the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 7.

The National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
The National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 10.

Full Exterior of the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
Full exterior of the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 15.

Pews and Confessionals - National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
Pews and confessionals in the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 3.

Confessional and Stained Glass Window - National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
An old-style confessional beneath a stained-glass window in the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert). Page 14.

Jewish Children Greet Pope Benedict XVI at Park East Synagogue in New York City
NEW YORK - APRIL 18: Children look on as Pope Benedict XVI arrives at the Park East Synagogue on April 18, 2008, in New York City. The pontiff will be meeting with religious and political leaders during his visit to Washington D.C. and New York City. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images). Page 30.

Nuns Cheer Pope Benedict XVI at Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Nuns cheer as Pope Benedict XVI arrives to conduct Mass held at Yankee Stadium April 20, 2008, in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankee Stadium mass concludes The Pontiff's visit to the United States. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images). Page 40.

Nuns Greet Pope Benedict XVI Outside Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City
NEW YORK - APRIL 19: Catholic nuns smile in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral in advance of a mass with Pope Benedict XVI April 19, 2008, in New York. The pope will make a historic visit to the former site of the World Trade Center and celebrate Mass in Yankee Stadium before departing New York April 20. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images). Page 32.

Pope Benedict XVI Arrives at Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Pope Benedict XVI waves to the crowd as he arrives to conduct Mass held at Yankee Stadium April 20, 2008, in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankee Stadium Mass concludes The Pontiff's visit to the United States. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images). Page 41.

Pope Benedict XVI Communes Priests During Mass in Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Pope Benedict XVI delivers Communion during Mass held at Yankee Stadium April 20, 2008, in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankee Stadium mass concludes The Pontiff's visit to the United States. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images). Page 43.

Pope Benedict XVI Incenses Altar at Yankee Stadium Mass
NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Pope Benedict XVI blesses the altar during Mass held at Yankee Stadium April 20, 2008, in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankee Stadium Mass concludes The Pontiff's visit to the United States. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images). Page 42.

Pope Benedict XVI on TV in Bar Across From Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Pope Benedict XVI appears on the television set at Stan's Sports Bar across the street from Yankee Stadium April 20, 2008, in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankee Stadium Mass concludes the Pontiff's visit to the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 44.

Pope Benedict XVI Circles Yankee Stadium in Popemobile
NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Pope Benedict XVI waves to the crowd as he arrives in the Popemobile to conduct Mass held at Yankee Stadium April 20, 2008, in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankee Stadium mass concludes The Pontiff's visit to the United States. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images). Page 39.

Young Catholics Wear Benedict 16 T-Shirts at Youth Rally for Pope
NEW YORK - APRIL 19: Church group members wearing Benedict 16 t-shirts watch a concert prior to the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI at a Young Catholics Youth Rally held at Saint Joseph's Seminary April 19, 2008, in Yonkers, New York. The pope will make a historic visit to the former site of the World Trade Center and celebrate Mass in Yankee Stadium before departing New York April 20. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images). Page 33.

U.S. Bishops Listen to Pope Benedict XVI at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: Clergymen listen during a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the crypt church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception April 16, 2008, in Washington, DC. Today is the second day of the Pope's visit to the United States, he is scheduled to be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images). Page 16.

Confessions Plaza Sign at Papal Mass at Washington Nationals Stadium
WASHINGTON - APRIL 17: Signs direct attendees at National Park ahead of the papal mass April 17, 2008, in Washington, DC. Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate Catholic Mass for an audience of 45,000 people at the ballpark. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 20.

Pope Benedict XVI With President Bush and the First Lady
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: Pope Benedict XVI (R) is welcomed by U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House April 16, 2008, in Washington, DC. Today is the second day of the Pope's visit to the United States he is scheduled to be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images). Page 4.

Pope Benedict XVI Greets Youth at Youth Rally in Yonkers, New York
YONKERS, NY - APRIL 19: Pope Benedict XVI greets the audience after arriving for a Young Catholics Youth Rally held at Saint Joseph's Seminary April 19, 2008, in Yonkers, New York. The pope will make a historic visit to the former site of the World Trade Center and celebrate Mass in Yankee Stadium before departing New York April 20. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images). Page 34.

Pope Benedict XVI Offers Blessing at Vespers in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: Pope Benedict XVI conducts a private prayer service prior to a meeting with 350 bishops of the United States at crypt church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception April 16, 2008, in Washington, DC. Today is the second day of the Pope's visit to the United States. He is scheduled to be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images). Page 17.

Pope Benedict XVI With the Papal Staff
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: Pope Benedict XVI conducts a private prayer service prior to a meeting with 350 bishops of the United States at crypt church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception April 16, 2008, in Washington, DC. Today is the second day of the Pope's visit to the United States. He is scheduled to be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images). Page 14.

Pope Benedict XVI and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
NEW YORK - APRIL 18: Pope Benedict XVI (L) waves to the audience while United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon looks on at United Nations headquarters April 18, 2008 in New York City. The pontiff traveled to New York after meetings and ceremonies in Washington DC. Pope Benedict has a full schedule in New York, including a historic visit to Ground Zero and a mass at Yankee Stadium before departing the evening of April 20. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images). Page 29.

Pope Benedict XVI Prays at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: Pope Benedict XVI bows down his head during a private prayer service prior to a meeting with 350 bishops of the United States at the crypt church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception April 16, 2008, in Washington, DC. Today is the second day of the Pope's visit to the United States, he is scheduled to be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images). Page 13.

Pope Benedict XVI Blesses the Ground at Ground Zero - Pope Benedict Blesses Site of September 11 Attack
NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Pope Benedict XVI sprinkles holy water during a prayer service with family members of some of those who were killed on 9/11 at the Ground Zero site April 20, 2008, in New York City. The pontiff lit a candle and offered a prayer for those who died or were injured in New York, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania in the 9/11 attacks. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 38.

Pope Benedict XVI Greets September 11 Victim - Pope Benedict Greets John McLoughlin
NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with Port Authority Police Lt. John McLoughlin during a prayer service with law enforcement and family members of those who were killed on 9/11 at the Ground Zero site April 20, 2008, in New York City. McLoughlin was injured in the attack on the World Trade Center. The pontiff offered a prayer for those who died or were injured in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania in the attacks. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 37.

Pope Benedict XVI Lights Candle at Ground Zero
NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Pope Benedict XVI lights a candle during a prayer service with family members of some of those who were killed on 9/11 at the Ground Zero site April 20, 2008, in New York City. The pontiff lit a candle and offered a prayer for those who died or were injured in New York, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania in the 9/11 attacks. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 36.

Pope Benedict XVI Prays at Ground Zero - Pope Benedict Prays at Site of World Trade Center Attack
NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Pope Benedict XVI prays during a ceremony with family members of some of those who were killed on 9/11 at the Ground Zero site April 20, 2008, in New York City. The pontiff lit a candle and offered a prayer for those who died or were injured in New York, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania in the 9/11 attacks. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 35.

Pope Benedict XVI Visits New York City Synagogue
NEW YORK - APRIL 18: Pope Benedict XVI (L) presents Rabbi Arthur Schneier (R) with a gift of a medieval Jewish text from the Vatican library during a service at the Park East Synagogue on April 18, 2008, in New York City. The pontiff will be meeting with religious and political leaders during his visit to Washington D.C. and New York City. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images). Page 31.

Fife and Drum Corps Welcomes Pope Benedict XVI to White House
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: Pope Benedict XVI (L) and U.S. President George W. Bush watch as Fife and Drum Corps perform during an arrival ceremony on the south lawn of the White House April 16, 2008, in Washington, DC. Today is the second day of the Pope's visit to the United States, he is scheduled to be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 6.

Pope Benedict XVI and President Bush Walk to Oval Office
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: U.S. President George W. Bush (R) walks with Pope Benedict XVI on the colonnade after a arrival ceremony ceremony at the White House, April 16, 2008, in Washington, DC. The Pope, who is celebrating his 81st birthday today, is on a six day visit to the U.S. and is scheduled to give mass at Nationals Park baseball stadium tomorrow. He will be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images). Page 10.

Pope Benedict XVI and President Bush at Andrews Air Force Base
CAMP SPRINGS, MD - APRIL 15: (AFP OUT) Pope Benedict XVI (C) reacts to the cheering crowd as he stands with U.S. President George W. Bush (2nd R) upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, April 15, 2008 in Camp Springs, Maryland. On Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI will visit the White House and on Thursday he will he will say Mass at the Nationals Baseball stadium. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images). Page 3.

Pope Benedict XVI on the Truman Balcony at the White House
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: First lady Laura Bush (L) and U.S. President George W. Bush applaud as Pope Benedict XVI waves to the crowd at the White House during an arrival ceremony at the White House April 16, 2008, in Washington, DC. Today is the second day of the Pope's visit to the United States, he is scheduled to be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 9.

Aerial View of April 2008 Papal Mass at Washington Nationals Stadium
WASHINGTON - APRIL 17: 45,000 Catholics attend Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI at the new Nationals Park April 17, 2008 in Washington, DC. This is the first of two Masses that the pope will say during his five-day trip to the United States including one in New York's Yankee Stadium on Sunday, April 20. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 21.

President Bush Introduces Pope Benedict XVI
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: (AFP OUT) Pope Benedict XVI (R) listens U.S. President George W. Bush speaks during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House April 16, 2008 in Washington, DC. The Pope, who is celebrating his 81st birthday today, is on a six day visit to the U.S., he is scheduled to be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images). Page 7.

President Bush Welcomes Pope Benedict XVI To White House
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: Pope Benedict XVI (L) waves to the crowd as he joins with U.S. President George W. Bush in an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House April 16, 2008 in Washington, DC. Today is the second day of the Pope's visit to the United States he is scheduled to be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 5.

Pope Benedict Meets With President Bush in the Oval Office
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: Pope Benedict XVI (L) and U.S. President George W. Bush pose for photographs in the Oval Office at the White House April 16, 2008 in Washington, DC. Today is the second day of the Pope's visit to the United States, he is scheduled to be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 12.

Children Welcome Pope Benedict to White House
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: Children hold signs welcoming Pope Benedict XVI and wishing him a happy 81st birthday at the White House during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn April 16, 2008 in Washington, DC. Today is the second day of the Pope's visit to the United States, he is scheduled to be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 11.

Pope Benedict XVI Elevates the Host at Papal Mass in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON - APRIL 17: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass and elevates the Host at Nationals Park April 17, 2008 in Washington, DC. Today is Pope Benedict XVI's third day of his visit to the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images). Page 22.

Pope Benedict XVI Addresses the Bishops of the United States
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: Pope Benedict XVI speaks during a meeting with 350 bishops of the United States at the crypt church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception April 16, 2008 in Washington, DC. Today is the second day of the Pope's visit to the United States, he is scheduled to be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images). Page 15.

Pope Benedict XVI Addresses the United Nations
NEW YORK - APRIL 18: Pope Benedict XVI speaks at the United Nations headquarters April 18, 2008 in New York City. The pontiff traveled to New York after meetings and ceremonies in Washington DC. Pope Benedict has a full schedule in New York including a historic visit to Ground Zero and a mass at Yankee Stadium before departing the evening of April 20. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images). Page 27.

Pope Benedict Arrives in the U.S.
CAMP SPRINGS, MD - APRIL 15: Pope Benedict XVI steps onto U.S. soil after arriving April 15, 2008 at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Maryland. Pope Benedict will spend 3 days in Washington, DC, including tomorrow at the White House, before continuing on to New York City later in the week. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images). Page 2.

Pope Benedict XVI Signs the United Nations Guest Book
NEW YORK - APRIL 18: Pope Benedict XVI signs the guest book at United Nations headquarters April 18, 2008 in New York City. The pontiff spoke at the United Nations and planned to make a historic visit to the former site of the World Trade Center and hold mass in Yankee Stadium before departing New York the evening of April 20. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images). Page 26.

Pope Benedict XVI at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON - APRIL 17: Pope Benedict XVI walks the corridor at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center where he met with representatives of other religions April 17, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Lawrence Jackson-Pool/Getty Images). Page 25.

Pope Benedict at the White House Welcoming Ceremony
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: Pope Benedict XVI speaks during his arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, April 16, 2008 in Washington, DC. The Pope, who is celebrating his 81st birthday today, is on a six day visit to the U.S. and is scheduled to give mass at Nationals Park stadium tomorrow. He will be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images). Page 8.

Pope Benedict XVI on Monitors at the General Assembly of the United Nations
NEW YORK - APRIL 18: Pope Benedict XVI speaks at the General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters April 18, 2008 in New York City. The pontiff traveled to New York after meetings and ceremonies in Washington DC. Pope Benedict has a full schedule in New York, including a historic visit to Ground Zero and a mass at Yankee Stadium before departing the evening of April 20. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images). Page 28.

Pope Benedict XVI Meets With the Bishops of the United States
WASHINGTON - APRIL 16: Pope Benedict XVI arrives for a private prayer service and meeting with 350 bishops of the United States at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception April 16, 2008 in Washington, DC. Today is the second day of the Pope's visit to the United States. He is scheduled to be in New York City on Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images). Page 18.

Pope Benedict XVI and His Popemobile at The Catholic University of America
WASHINGTON - APRIL 17: Pope Benedict XVI reacts to a cheering crowd as he departs the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Building at Catholic University, April 17, 2008 in Washington DC. Pope Benedict XVI spoke to heads of the more than 200 Catholic colleges and universities in the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images). Page 24.

Pope Benedict XVI Addresses Catholic Educators at The Catholic University of America
WASHINGTON - APRIL 17: Pope Benedict XVI speaks on the importance of Catholic education to the heads of more than 200 Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S. and superintendents from the 195 Catholic dioceses April 17, 2008 at the Catholic University in Washington, DC. The pontiff will travel to New York City on Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images). Page 23.

Pope Benedict XVI and the Crowd at Nationals Stadium
WASHINGTON - APRIL 17: Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate Mass at Nationals Park April 17, 2008 in Washington, DC. Today is Pope Benedict XVI's third day of his visit to the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images). Page 19.

On God and His Perfections - Lesson Second - Baltimore Catechism No. 2
Lesson Second of the Baltimore Catechism No. 2 discusses the essential attribute of God--His perfection--and His nature as spirit. It contains eight questions and answers, numbered consecutively with Lesson First, as well as links to other resources.

Northern View of the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul - Saint Paul, Minnesota
Northern view of the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo Scott P. Richert)

Pope Benedict XVI Arrives in Jordan - Amman, Jordan - May 2009
Pope Benedict XVI is welcomed on his arrival, May 8, 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Pope Benedict XVI is on his first trip to the Middle East, which includes the West Bank and Israel. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI Departs Plane at Andrews Air Force Base
CAMP SPRINGS, MD - APRIL 15: (AFP OUT) Pope Benedict XVI waves after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, April 15, 2008 in Camp Springs, Maryland. On Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI will visit the White House and on Thursday he will he will say Mass at the Nationals Baseball stadium. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

On the Angels and Our First Parents - Lesson Fourth - Baltimore Catechism No. 1
Lesson Fourth of the Baltimore Catechism No. 1 discusses the chief creatures of God, the angels and man, and the fall of Adam and Eve, through which and death entered the world. An abridged version of Lessons Fourth and Fifth in Baltimore Catechism No. 2, it contains 9 questions and answers, as well as links to other resources.

Extreme Humility - Icon of Extreme Humility - Icon of Christ in the Grave
Icon of Extreme Humility (Christ being lowered into the tomb). (Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC; used with permission.)

On the Sacraments in General - Lesson Eleventh - Baltimore Catechism No. 1
Lesson Tenth of the Baltimore Catechism No. 1 discusses the sacraments in general. An abridged version of Lesson Thirteenth in Baltimore Catechism No. 2, it contains 5 questions and answers, as well as links to other resources.