Solemn farewell to Bernhard Meuser, the father of YOUCAT

Our admiration and deepest thanks go to Bernhard Meuser, whose thirteen years of work as the "father" of YOUCAT, chief author, publisher and managing director have significantly shaped the YOUCAT Foundation.

The YOUCAT publications are not simply books. Rather, they build bridges between God and people, cultures, languages and hearts. Bernhard Meuser's achievements were supported by an international community that listened to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the words of Holy Scripture and the vitality of the Church's tradition.

In the coming weeks, we will be bidding farewell to Bernhard Meuser from active professional life. The fruits of his work, however, continue to have an impact - in over 60 languages.

Dear Bernhard, we thank you for your tireless missionary work.

With deepest recognition and appreciation,

The Youcat Family/Community

Personal greetings for Bernhard Meuser

Several associations immediately spring to mind when I think of Bernhard Meuser: Passionate about the Church; a big heart for Christ; the man...

Bischof Dr. Stefan Oster SDB

Bistum Passau, Germany

18. January 2024

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Ich kenne kaum Menschen, die Weisheit und Demut, Schreibkunst und Ideenreichtum so zusammenbringen wie Du, lieber Bernhard. Am Meisten schätze…

Katharina Hauser

YOUCAT Love Team

18. January 2024

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A clever, creative thinker, educated theologian, networker, passionate fisher of men and – likely more important than ever today – a "courageous"…

Martin Rothweiler

Programmdirektor EWTN.TV

18. January 2024

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Lieber Bernhard, Eigentlich ist es unvorstellbar, dass du bei Youcat aufhörst. Der Youcat bist du!!! Ohne Dich wäre kein einziges Projekt ...

Michaela Heereman

22. January 2024

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Dear Bernhard, I met you in awe for the first time in Aschau on Lake Chiemsee in 2021. THE great YOUCAT author. Wow ... I was delighted and…

Guido Gröning

YOUCAT International CEO

18. January 2024

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What comes after Bernhard Meuser? It's hard to imagine YOUCAT without him, because nobody shaped the YOUCAT Foundation as much as he did. Since…

Dr. Theresia Theuke

YOUCAT International Director

18. January 2024

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Ich glaube nicht, dass Bernhard Meuser in Ruhestand geht. Er wird sicher weiter mit Herzblut seine tollen Projekte begleiten. Ich habe dieses…

Manfred Lütz

18. January 2024

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DANKE SEHR, lieber Bernhard, Vergelt’s Gott!! Du bist ein Geschenk für die Kirche und uns alle! Du hast ihr und uns so viel Wertvolles geschenkt…

Lucia und Hans-Peter Hauser

YOUCAT Love Team

18. January 2024

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Lieber Bernhard, mit dem vergangenen Jahr geht eine mehr als eine Dekade währende, unglaublich schöne Zusammenarbeit zu Ende. Unser kreativer…

Alexander Lengerke

YOUCAT Illustrator

18. January 2024

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Thank you Bernhard for your dedication to adapt the catechesis content to different books that have helped and still help millions of young…

Veronica Katz

YOUCAT Love Team

18. January 2024

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Thank you Bernhard for being so courageous and helping so many young people like me. I cannot forget the YOUCAT ice-cream story and this photo…

Maria Francis


18. January 2024

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2011 - YOUCAT Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church

The complete guide to everything you need to know about the Catholic faith.

2014 - YOUCAT Youth Prayer Book

This book supports an individual's personal life of prayer and leads to a friendship with God.

2014 - YOUCAT Confirmation

A confirmation course to get young people excited about the content of faith.

2014 - YOUCAT Confession Update!

Confession! A companion on the way to receiving the sacrament of reconciliation.

2016 - DOCAT Social doctrine of the Catholic Church

The Catholic recipe for a better world.

2017 - YOUCAT Bible

Extract Bible for young people with the text of the revised 2017 Einheitsübersetzung (standardized German bible translation).

2018 - YOUCAT for kids

YOUCAT for Kids is an inviting and easy-to-understand introduction to the teachings of the Catholic Church for children (8-12 years of age) and parents.

2019 - YOUCAT Faith Course

An in-depth insight into the Catholic faith that encourages reflection and discussion of faith.

2023 - DIALOGICAL CATECHESIS - An Innovative Concept for Practice

Handbook for the methodology and practice of modern catechesis.

2024 - YOUCAT Love Forever

Coming soon