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For Immediate Release

Award-Winning Ascension Edition of the “Catechism” Begins International Distribution to Singapore, England, Wales, the Philippines, Malaysia, and the Netherlands

[Exton, PA, February 23, 2024—]

This beloved resource is broadening its reach worldwide, helping even more Catholics understand the truth and beauty of their Faith.

After a celebrated initial launch in the United States, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Ascension Edition is now available in five additional countries: Singapore, England and Wales, the Philippines, Malaysia, and the Netherlands. Ascension secured ecclesiastical approval for distributing the Catechism in each of these countries. 

Ascension President and CEO Jonathan Strate is enthusiastic about the news: “It’s been wonderful to see how much the Ascension Edition of the Catechism has meant to our customers in the United States. We are thrilled that the bishops’ conferences of five additional countries have given us permission to share this beautiful text with the faithful under their pastoral care.”

The Ascension Edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is the same text used by Fr. Mike Schmitz in Ascension’s popular podcast, The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)™, which hit #1 in all categories on Apple Podcasts during its January 2023 launch. The show remains in the Top 10 podcasts in Religion & Spirituality, and is also available in the Ascension App.

The Ascension Edition of the Catechism has found favor with both Catholic leaders and the laity. In addition to being named the Association of Catholic Publishers’ 2023 Resource of the Year and winning First Place for “Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith” from the Catholic Media Association, the Ascension Edition has a 4.9 / 5.0 star rating across its 650 cumulative internet reviews.

“The Ascension Edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is an excellent resource for understanding the Catholic Faith,” comments Daniel, one of over 250 reviewers on the Ascension website. “Its clear language and comprehensive coverage of topics make it accessible to both newcomers and those familiar with theology. It manages to strike a balance between being comprehensive and approachable, making it a highly recommended resource for anyone seeking a reliable guide to the rich teachings of the Catholic Church.” 

Now available in leatherlike, paperback, and e-book formats, the Ascension Catechism is available to more people than ever before. All formats feature Ascension’s “Foundations of Faith” approach to the Catechism, which illuminates the Catechism’s logical structure and key Church teachings through color-coding, highlighted keywords, dozens of callout boxes, visual references, and a fold-out Catechism at a Glance chart, as well as a never-before-seen “Sources from Scripture and the Church” appendix.

International Distribution

Catholics who reside in Singapore, England and Wales, the Philippines, Malaysia, and the Netherlands can order the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Ascension Edition through Ascension’s international reseller partners.

Ecclesiastical authorities interested in distributing the Ascension Catechism can reach out to Alice Cieslak for more information and to request a review copy: acieslak@ascensionpress.com

Additional information on Ascension’s international distribution can be found here: www.AscensionPress.com

About Ascension

Ascension is a multimedia network and the leader in Catholic faith formation and digital content. Over the past 25 years, Ascension has helped nurture the faith of over 10 million Catholics through award-winning books, the chart-topping Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)® podcast, more than 50 unique faith formation programs, and the Ascension Presents media and YouTube platforms.

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