The Catholic Truth Society has been delighted by a strong response to its latest appeal: generous sponsorship was received from many CTS supporters to send over 2400 free copies of the official Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church (“YouCat”) to university students in the UK.
An international publication, YouCat was launched at World Youth Day in Madrid in 2011, with the approval and endorsement of Pope Benedict. The Pope himself wrote the foreword to the volume, in which he says:
“Study this Catechism! That is my heartfelt desire… Study this Catechism with passion and perseverance.”
One of the students who received the book told us:
“This is a fantastic reference for young Catholics like myself and anyone who would like a contemporary introduction to the Catholic faith. The central text provides a readable and engaging explanation of what the Church believes and teaches and how it prays, and the many pictures and illustrations included make learning about my religion enjoyable and even fun. The quotes and extra information provided on the side of each page allow a wide range of sources to contribute to the catechism’s teachings. In short, the YouCat is a wonderful gift to teenagers and young adults, the next generation of the Church.”