Youcat, short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, was launched on World Youth Day in 2011. 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 includes questions and answers, highly readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations, and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from saints and others. Youcat is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so you can go deeper.
The questions included are direct and honest, even tough at times; the answers are straightforward, relevant, and compelling. Youcat will likely become the “go-to” place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith.
In the Logos edition of Youcat, you get easy access to Scripture texts and to a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Hovering over Scripture references links you instantly to the verse you’re looking for, and with Passage Guides, Word Studies, and a wealth of other tools from Logos, you can delve into the Faith like never before!
Youcat combines sound catechesis and faith formation, based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, with a youthful, dynamic, and graphically appealing presentation. I hope that this book and related resources will become tools to assist you and your pastoral collaborators in promoting the New Evangelization and a deepened catechesis among young people.
—Archbishop José Gómez, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
I will admit to a certain skepticism when the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church was announced, but my dubieties have given way to enthusiasm. The Q&A of a classic catechism is complemented here by deftly chosen, brief selections from Scripture, the Fathers of the Church, great saints, and noble human spirits of many cultures. Good for the ‘young’ from, say, 18 to 85 or so.
—George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Compiled in an easy-to-use, intuitive format yet unashamedly bold in its proclamation of truth, the new Youcat is a must-have for young and old alike. There has never been a catechism quite like this one. It is perfect for anyone seeking to understand and explain the richness of our Catholic faith to today’s modern culture!
—Jimmy Mitchell, president, Mysterium Records
Christoph Schönborn is an Austrian theologian and a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He currently serves as the archbishop of Vienna and the president of the Austrian Bishops Conference.
He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1970 and received his Licentiate of Sacred Theology only a year later. He later studied under professor Joseph Ratzinger in Regensburg, and shortly later received his doctorate in Sacred Theology in Paris. He was a professor of dogmatics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, in the 1970s, and in 1980 was appointed a member of the International Theological Commission of the Holy See. In 1987, he became the editorial secretary for the Catechism of the Catholic Church. In 1991, he was chosen to be an auxiliary bishop of Vienna, and in 1995 became its archbishop.