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United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


Part I. The Creed: The Faith Professed
Chapter 1. My Soul Longs for You, O God (Ps 42:2)
Chapter 2. God Comes to Meet Us
Chapter 3. Proclaim the Gospel to Every Creature (Mk 16:15)
Chapter 4. Bring About the Obedience of Faith
Chapter 5. I Believe in God
Chapter 6. Man and Woman in the Beginning
Chapter 7. The Good News: God Has Sent His Son
Chapter 8. The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ
Chapter 9. Receive the Holy Spirit (Jn 20:22)
Chapter 10. The Church: Reflecting the Light of Christ
Chapter 11. The Four Marks of the Church
Chapter 12. Mary: The Church’s First and Most Perfect Member
Chapter 13. Our Eternal Destiny
Part III. Christian Morality: The Faith Lived
Chapter 23. Life in Christ—Part One
Chapter 24. Life in Christ—Part Two
Chapter 25. The First Commandment:
Believe in the True God
Chapter 26. The Second Commandment:
Reverence God’s Name
Chapter 27. The Third Commandment:
Love the Lord’s Day
Chapter 28. The Fourth Commandment:
Strengthen Your Family
Chapter 29. The Fifth Commandment:
Promote the Culture of Life
Chapter 30. The Sixth Commandment:
Marital Fidelity
Chapter 31. The Seventh Commandment:
Do Not Steal—Act Justly
Chapter 32. The Eighth Commandment:
Tell the Truth
Chapter 33. The Ninth Commandment:
Practice Purity of Heart
Chapter 34. The Tenth Commandment:
Embrace Poverty of Spirit
Part II. The Sacraments: The Faith Celebrated
Chapter 14. The Celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ
Chapter 15. Baptism:
Becoming a Christian
Chapter 16. Confirmation:
Consecrated for Mission
Chapter 17. The Eucharist:
Source and Summit of the Christian Life
Chapter 18. Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation:
God Is Rich in Mercy
Chapter 19. Anointing the Sick and the Dying
Chapter 20. Holy Orders
Chapter 21. The Sacrament of Marriage
Chapter 22. Sacramentals and Popular Devotions
Part IV. The Our Father: The Faith Prayed
Chapter 35. God Calls Us to Pray: The Foundations of Prayer
Chapter 36. Jesus Taught Us to Pray


Part I. The Creed: The Faith Professed
Chapter 1. My Soul Longs for You, O God (Ps 42:2)
Chapter 2. God Comes to Meet Us
Chapter 3. Proclaim the Gospel to Every Creature (Mk 16:15)
Chapter 4. Bring About the Obedience of Faith
Chapter 5. I Believe in God
Chapter 6. Man and Woman in the Beginning
Chapter 7. The Good News: God Has Sent His Son
Chapter 8. The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ
Chapter 9. Receive the Holy Spirit (Jn 20:22)
Chapter 10. The Church: Reflecting the Light of Christ
Chapter 11. The Four Marks of the Church
Chapter 12. Mary: The Church’s First and Most Perfect Member
Chapter 13. Our Eternal Destiny

Part II. The Sacraments: The Faith Celebrated
Chapter 14. The Celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ
Chapter 15. Baptism: Becoming a Christian
Chapter 16. Confirmation: Consecrated for Mission
Chapter 17. The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Christian Life
Chapter 18. Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation: God Is Rich in Mercy
Chapter 19. Anointing the Sick and the Dying
Chapter 20. Holy Orders
Chapter 21. The Sacrament of Marriage
Chapter 22. Sacramentals and Popular Devotions

Part III. Christian Morality: The Faith Lived
Chapter 23. Life in Christ—Part One
Chapter 24. Life in Christ—Part Two
Chapter 25. The First Commandment: Believe in the True God
Chapter 26. The Second Commandment: Reverence God’s Name
Chapter 27. The Third Commandment: Love the Lord’s Day
Chapter 28. The Fourth Commandment: Strengthen Your Family
Chapter 29. The Fifth Commandment: Promote the Culture of Life
Chapter 30. The Sixth Commandment: Marital Fidelity
Chapter 31. The Seventh Commandment: Do Not Steal—Act Justly
Chapter 32. The Eighth Commandment: Tell the Truth
Chapter 33. The Ninth Commandment: Practice Purity of Heart
Chapter 34. The Tenth Commandment: Embrace Poverty of Spirit

Part IV. The Our Father: The Faith Prayed
Chapter 35. God Calls Us to Pray: The Foundations of Prayer
Chapter 36. Jesus Taught Us to Pray

Conclusion and Appendices
Conclusion: A Source of Meaning and Hope
Appendix A. Glossary
Appendix B. Traditional Catholic Prayers
Appendix C. For Further Reading