„DOCAT answers the question:

‚What should we do?’; it is like a user’s manual that helps

us to change ourselves with the Gospel first, and then our closest surroundings, and finally the whole world. For with the power of the Gospel, we can truly change the world.“

Pope Francis in the Foreword

Change yourself

After the World Youth Day in 2011 when YOUCAT was launched by Pope Benedict XVI, young people from America wrote to Mr. Bernhard Meuser, the president and CEO of the YOUCAT Foundation and asked to write about what to Do or how to DO the catechism.

„The world cannot continue down the path that it is taking now. If a Christian in these days looks away from the need of the poorest of the poor, then in reality he is not a Christian!“

Pope Francis in the Foreword

And thus, through the initiative of Mr. Bernhard Meuser and Archbishop Christoph Cardinal Schönborn O.P., they gathered young experts in different fields of social concerns and worked deeply with the project.

Through the mediation and help of Cardinal Müller and Cardinal Schönborn, the project reached the pope and gave a strong message for young people in the introduction.

„When I invite you all now really to get to know the social doctrine of the Church, I am dreaming not just about groups that sit under trees and discuss it. That is good! Do that! My dream is of something

greater: I wish I had a million young Christians or, even better, a whole generation who are for their contemporaries ‚walking, talking social doctrine’.“

Pope Francis in the Foreword

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