WASHINGTON – The Catechism of the Catholic Church now has a greater presence in the increasingly popular world of e-books.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has made the catechism available as a browser-based e-book at www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catechism/catechism-of-the-catholic-church/index.cfm.

The catechism is a compendium of Catholic beliefs structured around the four pillars of faith: creed, sacraments, commandments and prayer.
The USCCB announcement about the latest e-book format comes at a time when more active readers are moving to e-books from traditional formats.

A US-based study conducted in February shows 21 percent of adults say they read an e-book in the past year, compared with 17 percent in December 2011 who said they had done so.

Additional research shows that overall e-book owners are more likely to read than those who read via print formats. n CNS

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