Catholic youth catechism becomes worldwide best-seller
The Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church has become the best-selling Catholic book in the world.
The catechism has sold 1.7 million copies. It takes the content of the Catholic Church and makes it more accessible to young people.
“1.7 million copies sold worldwide – but that’s just the beginning,” said Father Joseph Fessio, founder and editor of Ignatius Press.
Some of the things the catechism explain are Catholic doctrine, sacraments, morality and prayer.
“It’s been challenging at times to keep YOUCAT in stock,” said Mark Brumley, president of Ignatius, the publisher of the catechism in the U.S .
“YOUCAT is quickly becoming the go-to book for young people to deepen their faith. Pastors, school teachers, and catechists are using it in their religious education classes and Confirmation programs. Parents, grandparents, and godparents are buying it as a gift for young people. YOUCAT is an outstanding gift to the church.”
And work is continuing to expand the reach and impact of this landmark book.
“Young people are evangelizing their peers as well as deepening their own faith.”
“A special institute in Germany, staffed by young Catholics, is organizing international study groups and preparing new YOUCAT-centered activities and publications,” Father Fessio said.
“Like its big brother, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, YOUCAT isn’t a one-time publication. It’s a point of reference for young people around the world and a cornerstone of the New Evangelization.”