The Catechism of the Catholic Church is an official, authoritative, and authentic reference text for teaching and transmitting Catholic doctrine. It is meant to be an organized presentation of the essential teachings of the Catholic Church in regards to both faith and morals. It is meant to be reference tool to help one grow more in their understanding of the faith. A new version of the Catechism was promulgated in 1992. Below is a link to an online version on the Vatican’s website.