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Vanity: Good Catholic Catechism Books For An 11 Year Old

Posted on 10/16/2009 2:32:49 PM PDT by Infidel Heather

Help, my son is not learning anything about traditional Catholic doctrine in his 6th Grade CCD class. For instance, he does not even know what the Immaculate Conception is. They talk about the Readings and the Gospel verse for Mass that day which is okay, but he needs to learn to the tenets of the Faith. It looks like I will have to do it, not that I mind at all.

I contacted Tan Books based on EWTN's recommendation, and I ordered a book but have yet to hear back from them. Is there another good book source I can buy books from?

Thank you!


TOPICS: Catholic; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: catechism; catholic; religion
God bless you all for any help you can give me.
1 posted on 10/16/2009 2:32:49 PM PDT by Infidel Heather
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To: Infidel Heather

The Catechism is a great resource.


2 posted on 10/16/2009 2:50:10 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: Infidel Heather

This is what is out there for kids from well known publishers:

Faith in Life is one of the best.

http://www.ignatius.com/Textbooks/Catechism-FaithAndLife.aspx

also see Image of God (Ignatius Press, ©1986-1993)

Or Christ Our Life (Loyola Press, ©2009)

Or Finding God (I think this is Loyola too, but I’m not sure, ©2005, 2007)

Or We Believe (William H. Sadlier, Inc©2004, 2007)

There are some good homeschooling materials out there too.


3 posted on 10/16/2009 2:51:42 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Infidel Heather

Hands down, the Baltimore Catechism.


4 posted on 10/16/2009 2:55:12 PM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: Infidel Heather

Hi Heather!

We just started homeschooling our two boys and are using Seton Home Study School. My oldest is also in 6th grade. We’re very impressed with Seton’s books, the chapters are short and cover one topic. They have either T/F questions, fill in the blank or matching exercises at the end of each chapter. They also have beautiful paintings and stained glass windows shown throughout.

In the 6th grade book, they are going over each part of the Creed. Today he did the Communion of Saints.

My third grader is learning the mysteries of the Rosary.

They also use the Baltimore Catechism and a Bible History book.

You can check Seton out at www.setonhome.org and click on curriculum. Here is a link to the Religion 6 book with previews of the first few lessons.

http://www.setonhome.org/curriculum/seeinside.php?ToView=P-RL06-21

Other people in our homeschool group use Mother of Divine Grace, Kolbe and Catholic Heritage. I can’t give you any info on those though. :-)

I hope you find something you like!!

Heather


5 posted on 10/16/2009 3:03:40 PM PDT by dnandell (I don't need no stinkin' tagline)
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To: Infidel Heather

Ignatius Press is always trustworthy. Have a look at their web site for a lot of good books, including children’s books.

Here’s their catechism series. I haven’t used it, but I’m sure it’s reliable from long experience with many of their other books:

http://www.ignatius.com/Textbooks/CatechismSeries.aspx?SID=1

Here’s their list of children’s books:

http://www.ignatius.com/category.aspx?Category_ID=10&&SID=1&;

And here’s their teen books:

http://www.ignatius.com/category.aspx?Category_ID=27&&SID=1&;

Note that there are several pages in each category, and you can find descriptions of the individual books.


6 posted on 10/16/2009 3:15:24 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: All

The Baltimore Catechism! That is it!


7 posted on 10/16/2009 3:22:35 PM PDT by Infidel Heather (In God I trust, not the Government.)
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To: dnandell

I really like this book; how do I go about purchasing it? Do they also sell the Baltimore Catechism?


8 posted on 10/16/2009 3:24:05 PM PDT by Infidel Heather (In God I trust, not the Government.)
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To: All

Also-—

Have any of your bishops or priests issued guidelines recommending that Holy Communion be only taken in the HAND because of H1N1?

We received this the week before last, and it’s a little troubling for me because I’ve instructed my son to only receive the Host on the tongue.


9 posted on 10/16/2009 3:27:59 PM PDT by Infidel Heather (In God I trust, not the Government.)
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To: Infidel Heather

You should be able to order off the website, otherwise their phone number is 540-636-9990. Yes, they have the BC.

The BC for grades 6-8 is $4, the Bible History book is $12 (it’s from Tan Publishing, maybe it’s the book you already bought) and the Religion 6 book is $17.

http://www.setonbooks.com/search.php?subject=Religion&grade=6&userSearchString=&x=10&y=8


10 posted on 10/16/2009 3:39:04 PM PDT by dnandell (I don't need no stinkin' tagline)
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To: All

Have ordered Baltimore Catechism 1,2, & 3.

Hope this order won’t get lost!

Thank you my fellow Catholics!


11 posted on 10/16/2009 3:41:04 PM PDT by Infidel Heather (In God I trust, not the Government.)
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To: Infidel Heather

Best widely available classical catechism: The Baltimore Catechism. Grade: A+

Best contemporary catechism: Faith and Life series (Ignatius Press). Grade: A-

Best catechism I have ever seen: My Catholic Faith, by Bishop Louis Morrow. Grade: A++. It is just outstanding, and can be useful for children and adults learning the Faith. The basic discussion in larger type is geared toward younger people, while expansions on the main point are in smaller print and geared more toward older readers or those wanting more -in depth answers. Originally published in 1949, the 154 edition is currently published by Sarto House. Unfortunately, Sarto House is a publishing arm of the SSPX, so, depending on how strict you are about not giving them money, it may be necessary to get a used copy. I’ve seen a few on E-Bay.

The full title of the book is “A Manual of Religion - My Catholic Faith - A Catechism in Pictures.” The “in pictures” part is a bit misleading, though. All it means is that each topic has a woodcut-style or black-and-white drawing at its head that illustrates the topic matter. It’s hardly a “picture book.” I think it’s a masterpiece, and can’t recommend it highly enough!


12 posted on 10/16/2009 3:43:31 PM PDT by magisterium
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To: magisterium

Oops! “154” = “1954’ for the year of the currently published edition.


13 posted on 10/16/2009 3:46:33 PM PDT by magisterium
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To: magisterium

Just checked E-Bay, and there are three there right now. And the Sarto House issue is a non-factor, since they are originals printed in 1956 and 1961.


14 posted on 10/16/2009 3:54:57 PM PDT by magisterium
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To: Infidel Heather

won’t do it. My priest would not expect it. He allows us to receive kneeling and on the tongue, and we have a Latin Mass every week that it would be impossible to receive any other way, so IF it got forced, I would just go to the Latin. No way will I take it in the hand. The only hand that should touch it is the one who consecrated it or is ordained to administer it.

The church existed for 2000 years, no swine flu put the ki-bosh on it before, and, God willing, this silliness will pass as well.


15 posted on 10/16/2009 5:54:35 PM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: Infidel Heather

Baltimore Catechism is on line.


16 posted on 10/16/2009 7:27:16 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Infidel Heather

Just wanted to vouch for Faith and Life, which we used in tandem with the Baltimore Catechism and the Bible with my youngest son. That was when he was from 4th to 6th grade. We continued on with the rest of the Faith and Life series until the last volume, which is 8th grade.

I daresay now, at the age of 14, he can run catechetical circles around most Catholic adults.


17 posted on 10/16/2009 7:39:38 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: wombtotomb

I’m going with what you said. If anyone, even our pastor, gives him problems, they’ll answer to me.

Then I’ll let them know what I think about Holy Communion in the hand. (which spread germs pretty rapidly as well)


18 posted on 10/16/2009 8:35:16 PM PDT by Infidel Heather (In God I trust, not the Government.)
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To: Infidel Heather
These are posted on FR:

A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 1: Religion
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 2: The Bible and Tradition
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 3: God and the Holy Trinity
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 4: Prayer
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 5: Public Worship of God

A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 6: Angels and Devils
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 7: Human Beings and the Purpose of Life
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 8: Sanctifying Grace
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 9: Heaven
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 10: Mortal and Venial Sin

A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 11: Hell
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 12: Purgatory
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 13: Original Sin
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 14: Jesus Christ, Our Savior
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 15: Jesus Christ, True God and True Man

A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 16: The Catholic Church is the Only True Church
A Brieft Catechism for Adults - Lesson 17: Qualities of the Catholic Church
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 18: The Pope, the Vicar of Christ
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 19: The Seven Sacraments
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 20: The Sacrament of Baptism

A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 21: The Sacrament of Confirmation
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 22: The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion)
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 23: The Sacrifice of the Mass
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 24: The Sacrament of Penance (Confession)
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 25: How to go to Confession

A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 26: Indulgences
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 27: The Sacrament of Extreme Unction
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 28: The Sacrament of Holy Orders (Priesthood)
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 29: The Nature of Marriage
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 30: The Sins Against Marriage

A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 31: The Sacrament of Matrimony
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 32: How to have a Happy Marriage
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 33: Duties of Parents Toward Their Children
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 34: The First Commandment
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 35: The Second Commandment

A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 36: The Third Commandment
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 37: The Fourth Commandment
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 38: The Fifth Commandment (w / special prayer request)
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 39: The Sixth and Ninth Commandments
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 40: The Seventh and Tenth Commandments

A Brief Catechism for Adulst - Lesson 41: The Eighth Commandment
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 42: Charity
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 43: Fast and Abstinence

19 posted on 10/16/2009 10:15:19 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Infidel Heather
Cureently posting this series:

The Essentials of the Catholic Faith (Introduction)
The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part One: The Apostles’ Creed, The Basic Profession of Faith
The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part 1: The Apostles’ Creed, “I Believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth"
The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part 1: The Apostles’ Creed: “And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord”
The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part One: The Apostles' Creed: “ Who Was Conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary”

20 posted on 10/16/2009 10:16:19 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Infidel Heather
http://www.cin.org/users/james/ebooks/master/master.htm
James Akin’s “The Nazareth Master Catechism”
21 posted on 10/17/2009 12:06:59 AM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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