Author(s): Christoph Cardinal Schonborn
Publisher: Catholic Truth Society (15 April 2011)
Extent: 312 pages
Christoph Cardinal Schönborn is the Archbishop of Vienna. The renowned theologian was the primary editor of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Born in 1945, the Dominican was a student of Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. He has written numerous books and articles on faith, including Chance or Purpose?, a study of the theory of evolution and the relationship between faith and science.
Published in many languages, YouCat, short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, has been developed with the help of young Catholics and written for secondary-school-age students and young adults. YouCat is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes questions and answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from saints, reliable teachers of the faith, and many others. Whats more, YouCat deals with the entire Catholic Faith, as presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and is cross-referenced to it so people can go deeper.
– What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)
– How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)
– How Catholics are to live (moral life)
– How Catholics should pray (prayer and spirituality)
The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. YouCat is certainly the “go-to” place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith.
“Many people say to me: The youth of today are not interested in this. I disagree, and I am certain that I am right. The youth of today are not as superficial as some think. They want to know what life is all about….This book is exciting because it speaks of our own destiny and so deeply engages every one of us.”
– Pope Benedict XVI
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