March 23rd, 2008 - Michael-302296 said:
I'm sure the Baltimore Catechism is great, but the New Catechism of the Catholic Church is excellent too. It is better to use teaching materials based on this, because it has a lot of more current moral issues in it. Plus, there are lots of teachings from Vatican II, which are very important.
November 17th, 2007 - Tomi-107712 said:
I was raised with the BC, and I've found I usually know more about the true teachings of the Catholic Church than the average Catholic -- at least in the West. I am often stunned @ how little people know about the faith they claim to profess. It is a shame. I know of a few parishes where they are not only NOT teaching things that are really basic catechetical elements, but are teaching apostasy/heresy. I think they could use a text that provides a good foundation for Catholic Ed. I thank God for the good Catholic Ed I received!
November 14th, 2007 - MaryAnn-13412 said:
I elected to enroll my child in a catechism class which used only the Baltimore text.
My son was required to read, understand and TEST on the entire First grade level teachings before he was allowed to recieve his sacraments of Reconcilliation and Holy Communion. I believe it was a good choice for us.