The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has endorsed YOUCAT for Children, a resource for engaging children in the Catholic faith. The publication has a preface by Pope Francis where he urges parents not to tire of asking questions and telling children about their faith.
YOUCAT for Kids is an introduction to the Catholic faith for children aged 8 to 12. The post is filled with vivid colors and designs, and easy-to-understand answers to difficult questions, such as, “Why do I exist?” And “Why do some people not believe in God?” The YOUCAT for Kids authors tested the answers with groups of children to make sure they understood what was being explained.
The book not only invites children and parents to open conversations about different aspects of faith, such as prayers, creation and the life of Jesus, but it has several quotes and background information on each question asked in YOUCAT for Kids. to help parents communicate better. faith or get their children to think a little more deeply.
While YOUCAT for Kids has all of the much-loved features of the hit YOUCAT series – including fun graphics, quotes from Saints and thought-provoking images – they have been adapted to suit a younger audience.
âAs I leaf through YOUCAT for Children, I come across the questions that children ask their parents and catechists millions of times,â Pope Francis writes in the foreword. âThat is why I think it is just as useful as the great catechism, where we can find answers to the most important questions in life. â¦ The YOUCAT for Kids is a very different catechism from the one I used. It is appropriate for children and parents to spend time together in order to discover more and more the love of God.