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These paragraphs talk about the importance of a good catechesis in the formation of the young and of the neophytes. How many things result from a poor catechesis?

Catholics who are poorly formed in their faith!

When I attended Catholic elementary school, the St. Joseph's Catechism was the method of catechesis. It is all based on questions and answers.

Q: Why did God make us?

A: He made us to know, love and serve Him in this world and be happy with Him forever, in the next.

Many of the dioceses now resort to cutsy, new age teaching methods that simply don't work. It's time the Church restored the Catechism as the preferred method of catechesis.

34 posted on 06/14/2008 4:45:58 PM PDT by NYer (Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
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To: NYer
We had the Baltimore Catechism in my schools. Sounds like the same questions.


35 posted on 06/14/2008 4:53:24 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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To: NYer

“Q: Why did God make us?
A: He made us to know, love and serve Him in this world and be happy with Him forever, in the next.”

I remember that! I also remember being disappointed because the little materialist in my little self couldn’t understand it.

It’s only at this late age that I understand.

I have to check and see what they are teaching the young’uns at our parish. Maybe that is what we all must do. Ask questions. I never thought of finding out what they are teaching the little ones. I do know that they are called out of the Liturgy of the Word to have their own lesson on the Gospel and readings for the day.

But as far as the children preparing for FHC, I don’t know what their instruction is. Maybe the oldsters should ask more questions.


37 posted on 06/14/2008 5:22:52 PM PDT by OpusatFR (I'm right. All the time. Ask my groom.)
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That is why I quit teaching Religious Ed. I could not get good books or material. It was all this new age, fluffy crap.

Plus half the time the parents were not even taking the kid to Mass. Unbelievable.

47 posted on 06/15/2008 6:00:51 AM PDT by defconw (Pray for Snow!)
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“Many of the dioceses now resort to cutsy, new age teaching methods” and I might add, devoid of meaningful content; I looked in on that at our church about 15 years ago and was appalled. I’m still at the church, but I’ve not looked in again on the education dept. (Sigh)


50 posted on 06/15/2008 8:37:01 AM PDT by glide625 (I know too much, I understand too little, I just keep praying.)
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To: NYer

I teach RCIC and we use the St. Joseph’s and Baltimore Catechism.

Just yesterday my 14 yr old granddaughter returned from a visit with friends and whatever church they went to told her that she should pray for God’s well-being.

We had a good 15 minute Catechism lesson and “To know and love God” was first and foremost. And then a little lesson on prayer. ACTS: Atonement, Contrition, Thanksgiving and Supplication. I don’t think God needs us to pray for Him but pray to Him and live for Him.


52 posted on 06/15/2008 9:11:49 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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