440,000 YouCats to be distributed at WYD & already a hit in the US


Although YouCat was made with the coming World Youth Day 2011 in mind, it is already in widespread use in parts of the USA, UK and Ireland.

The US National Catholic Register has reported on a TV show to be based on it in Boston, following the format popularised by the game show Jeopardy. They have also reported on how the idea for YouCat came about.

“Cardinal Schönborn of Vienna said in a presentation on April 13 that the idea for YouCat came to him following a 2006 presentation on the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. ”It must be possible, after all, in a globalized world to give expression to the faith, too, in a common language, YouCat is one such attempt.'”

Ron Bolster, director of the Office of Catechetics at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio pinpointed the new Catechism’s appeal.

“Something like YouCat takes the universal and unchanging truths of the Church and delivers it to an always-changing audience; today’s audience is very different from yesterday’s, and the audience in the U.S. is different from the audience in Africa, Europe or China. YouCat is certainly adapted to the modern age, meeting the needs of the current culture with the questions that many young people have.”

YouCat is published by the CTS in the UK & Ireland and priced £9.95

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PA13 How to Discover your Vocation – This booklet will help you to think and pray about your vocation and become clearer about where God is leading you. It answers many of the practical questions you may be asking: What are the different Christian vocations? How does God guide us and speak to us? How can I be more open to my vocation, and come to a decision?
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