Catechism of Trent?
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The "Catechism of Trent" or "Roman Catechism" was ordered by the Council of Trent to guide priests in their preaching.  

Here it is online:
http://www.catholicapologetics.info/thec...trentc.htm

Even if not originally designed for laity to use as a reference, I still think it's great for that purpose.  It's a lot more compact than the CCC--I wouldn't say that is so much watered down as almost overly comprehensive--it can be a slog, even finding what you're looking for (the CCC itself cites from the Roman Catechism extensively).  The CCC was primarily designed for bishops to then develop more simple Catechisms, but I don't think much of value came of that.

The creation of a simple Catechism for the laity was proposed at the First Vatican Council.  Due to being cut short by the  usurpation of Rome, like various other things proposed at that Council, it was taken up by subsequent Popes.  The Catechism of St. Pius X is its realization, although it sadly did not spread as wide as had been hoped and was pretty much just used in Italy.

https://www.ewtn.com/library/CATECHSM/PIUSXCAT.HTM
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Catechism of Trent? - by SacraCor714 - 04-16-2019, 11:59 AM
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