A Journey Through the Catechism
What is Why Catholic?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if more Catholics really knew their faith well, had the confidence and courage to proclaim it, and could connect its meaning to their everyday lives! How can we encourage Catholics to openly talk about their faith? How should people respond when others question their Catholic beliefs and teachings? How can parents pass along a full appreciation of the rich gifts of Catholicism to their families?
Many Catholics, both young and old, face opportunities every day to share their faith with others, but lack the basic knowledge and confidence to do so. Why Catholic? addresses these issues. It has a rich scriptural and doctrinal approach that gives a solid foundation for every Catholic to be an evangelizer.
The Why Catholic? / ¿Por Qué Ser Católico? process helps people explore Catholic teachings based on the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Offered in both English and Spanish, Why Catholic? encourages the formation of small communities to gather together to learn, pray and share faith with one another. The faith-sharing materials offer 48 sessions on beliefs, sacraments, morality and prayer. With direct catechism quotes, scriptural references and reflection questions that link to daily life, this resource fosters learning in a prayerful small community setting. Materials have been thoroughly reviewed by the U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee, which oversees the use of the Catechism and has received an Imprimatur from Archbishop John J. Myers.