National Catholic Register

Culture of Life

YouCat Is No. 1

Facts of Life

BY The Editors

March 11-24, 2012 Issue | Posted 3/15/12 at 3:32 PM


YouCat, the Church’s catechism for young people, is the bestselling Catholic book in the world, reported Catholic News Agency.

“The latest figures show that YouCat has sold 1.7 million copies worldwide. It’s been a great success in nearly every country where it has been published,” said German publisher Bernard Meuser. “For example, it is No. 1 in Spain, No. 1 in America, and No. 1 in Germany, along with the Pope’s latest book.”

The book’s 527 questions and answers, along with quotes, images and illustrations, appeal to youth. YouCat’s Facebook page has 21,000-plus followers.

“I was astonished that the young people liked the book so much,” Meuser said. “We’ve had so much praise from young people.

“I really think it is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.”