Youcat is a Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Youcat was developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults. Youcat is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format of this catechism includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins.
The Youcat Youth Catechism Explains:
• What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)
• How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)
• How Catholics are to live (moral life)
• How they should pray (prayer and spirituality)
What Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has to say about the YOUCAT project:
"Study this Catechism with passion and perseverance. Make a sacrifice of your time for it! Study it in the quiet of your room; read it with a friend; form study groups and networks; share with each other on the Internet. By all means continue to talk with each other about your faith."
"You need to know what you believe. You need to know your faith with that same precision with which an IT specialist knows the inner workings of a computer. You need to understand it like a good musician knows the piece he is playing. Yes, you need to be more deeply rooted in the faith than the generation of your parents so that you can engage the challenges and temptations of this time with strength and determination."