Friday, 14 July 2006

An Exciting New Catechetical Resource

Priests (including myself) often admit that the catechetical programmes used in their parishes are far from ideal but do nothing about it because of the apparent lack of viable alternatives.

Well, Fathers, that's about to change. The Catholic Truth Society is launching a superb new catechetical resource, Evangelium. This has been written by two young priests who trained with me at the Venerable English College, Rome. According to the website, ‘Evangelium is a resource which enables all parishes to run courses for adults on the Catholic Faith. It offers an excellent grounding in the full panorama of Catholic beliefs. A modular resource, it follows the same division as the Catechism of the Catholic Church into Creed, Sacraments, Morals and Prayer. It is adaptable to different parish situations and can even be led by non-experts when necessary.’

It is based around slide presentations using PowerPoint – and, judging from the samples I’ve seen, these look very impressive and are illustrated by the Old Masters (which is rather refreshing). The slides could be used for RCIA, Marriage Preparation, Confirmation and other parish groups. Fr Tim of Hermeneutic of Continuity is reported as saying, ‘I think the course is absolutely excellent’ – so it must be OK!

At last, English Catholic catechesis has entered the twenty-first century and the age of Benedict XVI!


Blogger Fr Tim Finigan said...

hehehe. It is absolutely excellent - the best catechetical resource I have seen in my soon to be 22 years of priesthood. Our Lady of hte Rosary will certainly be using it for the RCIA.

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