Catholic Basics A Pastoral Ministry Series This book is an introduction to the history, theology, and pastoral practice of the Church's liturgy and her sacraments. It is intended particularly for those who have not had the opportunity to engage in a formal, systematic program of theological study and reflection. This book provides many facts about the Church's ritual celebrations. More important than presenting facts, however, this book tries to help readers better understand how the Church thinks about her sacraments-and why. -From the introductionStasiak, Kurt is the author of 'Sacramental Theology Means of Grace, Ways of Life' with ISBN 9780829417210 and ISBN 0829417214.