( english versión please clic the link at the bottom of this window ) Nuestra Web en FB : www.facebook.com/.../103240083090668 Las ediciones de Youcat en version Iglesa y Alemana respectivamente llevan en sus primeras páginas estos títulos : - YOUT… [Más]
Youcat editions in English and German version respectively carry on their first pages these titles:
- YOUTH CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CURCH - JUGENDKATECHISMUS DER KATHOLISCHEN KIRCHE
These titles suggest that Youcat is a document of the Catholic Church.
Therefore, the followers of this website we have been since mid March this year asking everyone why a Catechism of the Catholic Church for young people is not free on the website of the Vatican along with the Catechism and the Compendium?, From there comes the name of our web: "Why do not Youcat Free Internet?"
It has taken more than a month, and finally, one of the editors Youcat has dared to contradict the ambiguity of the titles above, and declare publicly that Youcat "is not a document of the Church."
We have therefore the answer to our question: Youcat is not on the Vatican Web because it IS NOT a Document of the Church.
To avoid confusion we want to reach the 4 corners of the Catholic world to carry there the urgency of requiring Youcat publishers in each country the following:
1 Clarify, by offprint or whatever, that the above mentioned titles of the first editions of the book they DO NOT mean that the book is a Document of the Church.
2 Suppress those titles, or other similar that could lead to confusion, in future editions of the book.
3 Clearly explain, in the the above mentioned offprints, and in future editions of the book, the specific permission of the Catholic Church which are available to each of the translations of the original version of Youcat (in German or other language), according with which indicates the canon 829 of the Code Canon Law (C.829 approval or permission to publish a work is valid for the original text, but not for new editions or translations.)
We think, that given that this book is a youth-oriented book with comments on Catholic doctrine, the faithful have the right to have, and get to know in deep, these guarantees provided by the Hierarchy.
Now that has been answered the question that gave rise to our website, for the sake of the Faith, we will devote all our efforts to make fulfilling the three points exposed. We count on your help, even more now, that has already been demonstrated once again that many few can do a great job !!
And, of course, we not lose hope to see in the Vatican's Web one Catechism for Youth, for free, for everybody. For that reason the guitar of our video continues to sound.