Two of the authors – Canadian canon lawyers - of Surprised by Canon Law: 150 Questions Catholics Ask about Canon Law team up on this sequel to their first volume, covering various subjects including religious orders, parish life, church goods, bishops, Vatican offices, the canonization of saints, safeguarding the security of the Sacraments, and other topics.
Pete Vere and Michael Trueman introduce the reader to parts of canon law not covered in the original Surprised by Canon Law. Avoiding legalese, they explain each topic in an understandable way to the ordinary reader, presenting examples to help. The book flows well and is similar to a catechism in asking 101 questions and providing answers. It also teaches about the Catholic Church on topics that some may take for granted or are unaware of. They also include a chapter on the Code of Canons for the Eastern Churches that are in communion with the Pope. A two-page glossary with short definitions precedes a page of endnotes and an index. This book is recommended to those interested in the Canon Law of the Catholic Church.
Both authors received their canon law degrees or licenses from St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. Pete Vere is a co-author of Pied Piper of Atheism (2008), Tomorrow Christendom (2005), Surprised by Canon Law: 150 Questions Catholics Ask about Canon Law (2005) (co-authored with Michael Trueman and Patrick Madrid), and More Catholic than the Pope (2004). He also writes for various Catholic publications.