Skip to comments.Catechism Now an e-Book
Posted on 06/15/2012 6:58:20 AM PDT by marshmallow
US Bishops Providing Resources for Year of Faith
ATLANTA, Georgia, JUNE 14, 2012 (Zenit.org).- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is promoting the availability of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in an e-book format.
Since its release in 1992, the Catechism of the Catholic Church has become a bestseller in the Church. The USCCB alone has sold more than 988,000 print copies of the second edition.
Late in 2011, the USCCB released the e-book edition, which has sold more than 7,100 copies since then.
Providing the Catechism in this particular electronic format will make this foundational resource even more accessible to people, explained Bishop John Wester, chair of the USCCB Communications Committee. It is free to anyone who has access to the Internet.
Users can bookmark or highlight areas, see footnotes in a light box without leaving the original page, and search within the Catechism, including by paragraph number.
The USCCB is wisely using technology to serve their constituents and they are raising the bar for engaging users, said Dave Gallerizzo, CEO of Fig Leaf Software, the interactive Web agency that partnered with the USCCB to create the e-book. There might be some e-book readers that have a few of these features, but I doubt you can find one that offers all of these features in a single application.
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Interesting. I would think they’d make the ebook available for free, as there is little to no distribution costs, and it is a good way to spread their theology. Not Catholic myself, but WifeOfZeugma used to be. I’ll send this link to her. She might be interested. Thanks for posting it.