Father Smith Instructs Jackson by Archbishop John Francis Noll D.D. L.L.D.
Revised in the Light of Vatican Council II and the Credo of the People of God by Albert J. Nevins, M.M.
Paperback: 278 pages (new edition June 1 1975)
John Francis Noll founded Our Sunday Visitor as a 4-page Catholic newspaper in 1912. The following year, when he was pastor at St. Mary's Church in Huntington, Indiana, he published the first edition of Father Smith Instructs Jackson. This book has remained in print ever since, continuing to be a sound guide to the beliefs of the Catholic Church.
Ignorance of the Catholic Church and its teachings continues to be widespread today. Here, in the form of a dialogue between "Father Smith" and "Mr. Jackson," many questions about the Church's doctrines and religious practices are raised, discussed, and answered. This book answers the questions that non-Catholics commonly ask out of interest in the Catholic faith. It also is a source of instruction for those Catholics who feel a need for more adequate instruction in the faith of the Church.
This edition of Father Smith Instructs Jackson has been revised and expanded by Albert J. Nevins, M.M., who has incorporated numerous additions based on the decrees and documents published by the Second Vatican Council.