Here it is: the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in over 400 years, a comprehensive summary of what Catholics around the world believe in common. This book is the catechism (the word means "instruction") that will serve as the standard for all future catechisms.
The Catechism is based on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, the tradition and teaching of the Church, and the lives of the saints. It comes with a comprehensive index, footnotes, and cross-references for a fuller understanding of each topic. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what it celebrates (the Sacraments), what it lives (the Commandments), and what it prays (the Our Father), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers. and answers for all those interested in knowing the mystery of the Catholic faith. Here is a positive, coherent, and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.