Released a month ago and not a comment from anywhere?!!
What's your opinion, Ukrainians and Ruthenians?
Will it be used fot catechesis in the States?
Hard to tell who outside of the Ukranian jurisdiction will pick it up. The Ruthenians already have a pretty well developed set of materials used to catechize children and adults.
I am curious about the newly released catechism's presentation: format, organization, content, primary emphases
There are some early hints here about what it looks like, and I like what I see in broad terms.http://www.stjosaphateparchy.org/news061.html
Unlike many of the local catechisms of the pre-Vatican II Roman rite the eastern Catholic local catechetical materials do not seem to be limited to a question and answer format but are written as narratives and written for an audience who thinks as well as believes. They are much more "alive" in that sense and give the adult faithful credit for being able to manage to apprehend and comprehend a living faith, and an active spiritual life of prayer, alms giving and fasting.
Here is a local Roman rite catechism in narrative form. It was published after the Catechism of the Catholic Church. I have the first edition of this catechism and it too gives adult Catholics credit for being somewhat knowledgeable about a lived faith and spiritual life. It is, in some ways, similar in tone to the Trent Catechism but with even more depth in terms of the evocation of a daily and self-conscious life in Christ.http://www.catholiccompany.com/teaching-christ-catholic-catechism-adults-p1001941/
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the normative catechism for the papal Church, so one cannot have a local catechism that teaches against anything that is located in the CCC. The CCC and the liturgical cycle of the particular Churches should be the reference point for all local Catholic Catechisms. There is no requirement for an itemized or systematic laundry list of doctrinal points in any Catechism. Not even the normative CCC, nor Scripture for that matter, contains all that can be said or should be said about the Trinity and Incarnation. However the Church is one, and though not monolithic, there is the often unspoken understanding that one may not emphasize a teaching, or one may emphasize a teaching in local terms, but that does not mean that a teaching from the universal catechism [CCC] can be emphatically denied or regarded as heterodox or heretical.
So anyone looking for laundry lists in the newly released Ukranian catechism is going to be disappointed. And anyone ready to pounce on what may not be emphasized in the newly released catechism and claim that it is not necessary to be believed is going to also be in for a disappointment...thankfully.