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RENEW International presents Why Catholic? Journey through the Catechism as a vehicle for adult disciples to explore the richness of the Catholic faith and apply it to their lives. Solidly based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, and Sacred Scripture, Why Catholic? is a dynamic adult faith formation program for the renewal of parish life.

In the United Sates, we now have two official Catechisms; there is the Catechism of the Catholic Church, published by the Vatican, for Catholics throughout the world; there is also the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, as an authoritative presentation of the faith for Catholics in the United States.

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Why Catholic? Journey through the Catechismfrom RENEW International is an easy-to-use tool for individuals and/or small faith-sharing communities to reference, read, pray over, and treasure the rich resources of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. By using these materials, we hope participants will study the Catechism of the Catholic Church in greater depth, internalize its teachings, share faith in Jesus Christ, learn more about their faith, and let their faith illuminate every aspect of their lives.

"Sacred Scripture provides the starting point for reflecting on the faith, while the Catechism of the Catholic Church serves as the "reference for the authentic presentation of the content of the faith." Use of Scripture and the Catechism—including the sources from which it draws, those to which it refers, and other catechetical resources based on and consonant with it—will help adults grasp the content of the faith and its practical application in Christian living."
"The gift of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is an indispensable resource in our time for helping adults become stronger in their relationship with God and grow in their knowledge of the faith."

By arrangement with the Vatican, RENEW International is able to post the complete text of the definitive edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Editio typica 1977) on the RENEW International website (permission granted by the Administration of the Patrimony for the Holy See, case number 344.333, May 14, 2001, Vatican City).
View and choose from the full text of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
In 2006, the Bishops of the United States published the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults. This is the official inculturated presentation of the Catholic faith for adults in the United States. Each chapter in the Catechism for Adults includes stories, doctrine, reflection, quotations, discussion questions, and prayer, designed to lead the reader to a deepening faith.