students and teachers should use the Compendium as part of their faith
formation, Cardinal Roger Mahony told those gathered at the congress.
The resource comes in both English and Spanish.
The book went on
sale at the weekend conference Friday morning. By mid-Saturday morning,
all 1,500 copies of the book at the conference were sold out. About
50,000 copies were purchased in pre-sales.
The Los Angeles
Religious Education Congress is the largest event of it kind. This
year, an estimated 40,000 people attended from 47 states and the
District of Columbia, as well as Latin America, Asia, Africa and
For information on the Compendium, go to www.usccbpublishing.org.
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church was officially
launched at the opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Religious Education
Congress on April 7. It sold out by its second day on sale.