Catechism of the Catholic Church PDF Print E-mail



The Catechism was first published in 1992 during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II. The official Latin text was produced in 1997 and it has been translated into many languages including English.

The Catechism is as an authoritative statement of the Catholic faith. It is intended to be used as an authentic reference text for teaching Catholic doctrine. The book is divided into four main parts:

•    The Profession of Faith
•    The Celebration of the Christian Mystery
•    Life in Christ
•    Christian Prayer

The Catechism can be accessed online at the Vatican website by clicking here . Copies of the Catechism can also be purchased at bookstores or ordered online at Veritas.