YouCat looked at on EWTN

DO845EWTN featured the CTS publication Evangelium not long ago and at the end of last week, YouCat published by the CTS in the UK and Ireland, was also looked at.

Fr Joseph Fessio of Ignatius Press – who publish YouCat in the US – was on Life on the Rock, telling the story of how YouCat came about and showing that it has been written for young people by young people.

The show includes discussions on how important Pope Benedict’s role in this catechism is, what part it will play in the upcoming World Youth Day and a review by young people on YouCat as a new unpacking of the deposit of faith.

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

Of related interest:


SP24 True Love – Passion & Purity – This booklet helps the reader gain an insightful understanding of our deepest need to love and be loved, and what place our sexuality has in this important aspect of our lives.
DO774 A Way of Life for Young Catholics – Written for young Catholics who want to live their faith more deeply but are not sure what steps to take, this booklet contains practical, down-to-earth advice on many aspects of daily life.
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?
EWTN featured the CTS publication Evangelium not long ago and at the end of last week, YouCat published by the CTS in the UK and Ireland was looked at.
Fr Joseph Fessio of Ignatius Press – who publish YouCat in the US – was on Life on the Rock, telling the story of how YouCat came about and showing that it has been written for young people by young people.
The show includes discussions on how important Pope Benedict’s role in this catechism is, what part it will play in the upcoming World Youth Day and a review by young people on how YouCat is a new unpacking of the deposit of faith.
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3 comments on “YouCat looked at on EWTN

  1. C.S. Lewis was not echoing Jesus. (see. 1 Corinthians 6:9, 2 Corinthians 12:21, Galatians 5:19, Ephesians 5:13, Colossians 3:5, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Hebrews 13:4, Mark 9:38-48…)

    This quote serves to distort and dismiss the teaching of the Catholic Church on the grave nature of the sins of the flesh which destroy the spirit, and does not belong in a Catechism of The Catholic Church. Why would anyone think this quote is appropriate for a Catholic Catechism, and who exactly is responsible for placing this erroneous quote in the YOUCAT?

  2. I am wondering who is responsible for this quote in the margin of of page 224 of the YOUCAT that distorts and dismisses the truth of our Catholic Faith regarding the grave nature of the sin against Chastity, “The sins of the flesh are bad, but they are the least bad of all sins…”

    Why would anyone, in this Day and Age, when the Sanctity of Marriage and the Family is under attack, think that this quote would be appropriate for a Catholic Catechism?

    • The CTS did not put the text together, we are simply the publishers in the UK & Ireland of a text we received. I would say however, that the great apologist C.S Lewis is here making a point about spiritual pride – the first of all sins – compared to sins of the flesh. He does not say the latter are not serious, for the quote ends, “A self-righteous prig who goes regularly to Church may be nearer to hell than a prostitute. But, of course, it is better to be neither.” Perhaps this is not the best isolated quote for young people to come across, but Lewis was echoing Jesus, who saw great danger for those who loudly denounced the sinners of his time. The Sanctity of Marriage and the Family is under attack and Q406 gives a full defenition of why everyone, including those who are married, are called to be chasted.

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