Real + True offers multi-language videos and innovative content to present the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a living voice for the modern world.
Real + True, a new global project around the Catechism of the Catholic Church, launched today with a mission to share the gift of the Catholic faith through beautiful, engaging and relevant content inspired by the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Content is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French, and accessible for free to people around the world.
“We believe that the Catechism is not a manual, a collection of ideas or a set of rules. We believe the Catechism is a faithful echo of a God who wishes to reveal himself to us and desires that we respond,” said Edmund Mitchell, co-founder of Real + True. “We hope our content reveals the beauty and wisdom of the Catechism for modern women and men – and most importantly, helps people discover its beating heart: Jesus Christ.”
Real + True will engage with millennial and Gen Z audiences around the world through videos, social content and a podcast. New content will be released in monthly units, each covering a section of the Catechism, with 12 units for each of its four pillars. Parishes, dioceses, apostolates and ministries around the world can incorporate the videos and content into their catechetical and evangelistic programs and efforts.
At launch, Unit 1 (covering the first 25 paragraphs of the Catechism) is available on realtrue.org and on YouTube. Unit 2 will be released on October 1, 2021 and Unit 3 will be available on November 1, 2021.
“We are thrilled to bring the combined effort of creatives and catechetical experts to this project to launch something truly innovative for the Church today, especially as we approach the 30th anniversary of the publication. of the current Catechism in 2022,” said co-founder Emily Mentock. of Real + True.
Real + True Advisors include some of the most respected names in catechesis and evangelism: Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Evangelism and catechesis; Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend and Chairman of the USCCB Doctrine Committee; Bishop David Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay; Stacey Noem, Gloria Purvis, Julianne Stanz, Sherry Weddell, Dr. Hosffman Ospino, Dr. Robert Rice, Scott P. Richert, Rev. Stephen Pullis, Rev. Agustino Torres, CFR, Dr. Joseph White and Dr. Petroc Willey.
“Sound catechesis is always rooted in Christ; it should lead people to know and love Christ, and its message should change the hearts of those who receive it,” said Dr. Petroc Willey, Director of the Franciscan University Catechetical Institute and Real + True Advisor . “This project is a fine creative example of the evangelizing catechesis demanded by the new Directory of catechesis.”
The name ‘Real + True’ is a reference to the real and true God, according to the founders of the project.
“In Jesus, God is real. He is someone, not something. He is a person who knows us and understands us,” said Edmundo Reyes, co-founder of Real + True. “He walked this earth and showed us how to live and love. He is also the Truth, and his light guides our path.
The Real + True team includes three co-founders: Emily Mentock, Edmund Mitchell and Edmundo Reyes; JP Talty, lead animator; Phil Hetue, graphic design and web development; José Manuel de Urquidi, Spanish and Portuguese in the lead; and Aleteia, French leader. Learn more at realtrue.org/team.
Real + True is a project of Our Sunday Visitor, one of the world’s largest Catholic publishers and a leader in catechetical resources.
“The world today is hungry for Jesus and his message of truth, hope and love. I am happy to see projects such as Real + True emerging, bringing innovation and excellence in the way our faith is presented to young women and men in our Church and around the world,” said Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, council chair. administration of the OSV. .
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About Our Sunday Visitor (OSV): OSV was founded in 1912 by Fr. John Francis Noll as a means of disseminating knowledge of the Catholic faith through periodicals, books and parish resources. Its mission is to help Catholics fulfill their calling to discipleship, strengthen their relationship with Christ, deepen their commitment to the Church, and contribute to its growth and vitality in the world.
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