In 2020, a few of us got together to discuss and pray about a project that had been on our hearts for a long time. At different times of our lives, each one of us had experienced a renewal of our faith and a newfound love for Christ and his Church — and part of that journey involved the Catechism of the Catholic Church. And so it began a journey to unlock the beauty and wisdom of the Catechism for modern woman and man. And most of all, to help women and men discover its pulsating heart: Jesus Christ.
Through the generosity of OSV and the prayers, support, and contributions of many individuals, our dream is becoming a reality. We invite you to join us in this mission to share the gift of the Catechism of the Catholic Church with the world!
—Emily, Edmund, and Edmundo
What is Real + True?
We believe the Catechism is not a textbook, a collection of ideas, or a set of rules. We believe the Catechism is the faithful echo of a God who wishes to reveal himself to us and desires us to respond. Our mission is to pass down and pass along the gift of our faith by creating beautiful, captivating, and relevant content inspired by the Catechism of the Catholic Church. And we are making this content in multiple languages and accessible for free to people all over the world.
Our name is a reference to the real and true God. In Jesus, God is real. He is someone, not something. He’s a person who knows us and understands us. He walked this earth and showed us how to live and love. He is also the Truth, and his light guides our path and leads us to everlasting life.
Real+True is part of The Catechism Project, a global initiative sponsored by OSV and supported by people like you who join in our mission.
The Team Behind Real + True
We are a group of dreamers and builders, disciples and catechists, strategists and creatives, who believe in creating content to help women and men encounter the love that never ends