Everyone, Catholic or non-Catholic, who wishes to know what is the best thinking of the Roman Catholic Church on matters within its province, may turn to this compilation with confidence. It includes excerpts from the Bible, the church Fathers, the Pope, and a host of Catholic theologians, ancient and modern. The subjects covered range from the Catholic conception of God and the arguments from His existence through practical and currently much discussed issues, such as birth control, the Catholic conception of the place of religion in education, the Catholic position on economic and labor problems, and on international questions. The basis for Catholic opposition to communism is explained. St. Thomas Aquinas and Jaques Maritain, St. Anselm and Rev. Joseph A. Ryan, St. Paul and Hilaire Belloc are quoted side by side in short, easily read paragraphs. Good for Catholic and for others who want to be able to defend their church's position intelligently.