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Old Jul 30, '13, 1:58 pm
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Default Need for good adult catechesis program

I am starting an adult catechesis program in my parish, but I'm not sure which programs are available, apart from the Catechism of the Catholic Church itself. Could anyone recommend some theologically-orthodox programs that I could investigate? Thanks!
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Old Jul 30, '13, 3:45 pm
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perhaps you should reach out to your diocesan director of catechesis who can give you training, resources, and guidance on any diocesan programs that are availble.
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Old Jul 30, '13, 3:49 pm
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Several parishes in my area are going through these bible studies. I think they are fantastic! It involves a facilitator, workbook with bible reading assignments and questions to answer, and watching a DVD of Jeff Cavins commenting on that weeks study. The group has discussion each week, as the homework questions are answered and commented on. We meet for two hours a week, and its popularity has grown so much that there are several classes at different times (daytime, evening) to accommodate different parishioners.

So far I have taken the one on Genesis to Acts, (24 weeks); Acts of the Apostles (20 weeks); & James (10 weeks).

I know of someone in South Florida, and another friend in Long Island, NY taking the same studies and they liked them very much.
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I am starting an adult catechesis program in my parish, but I'm not sure which programs are available, apart from the Catechism of the Catholic Church itself. Could anyone recommend some theologically-orthodox programs that I could investigate? Thanks!
I second the motion to go to your Diocese, get training, and use the programs that they provide for you. You are not required to try to come up with something all by yourself.
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When my wife and I taught RCIA years ago we created our own Bible-based curriculum:

http://platytera.blogspot.com/2012/1...tion-1999.html
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When my wife and I taught RCIA years ago we created our own Bible-based curriculum:

http://platytera.blogspot.com/2012/1...tion-1999.html
Did it receive the approval of your Bishop to be used in your Diocese?
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I would love to see what some of the real suggestions are that answer the OPs question.

It's nice to say "go to the diocese". But often there's not much there. I know that in our diocese, they worked on an adult Confirmation program, are next tackling upper elementary, then going after either adolescents and teens or the Sacrament years. It will be years before we see a program for "regular" adult Catechesis come out of the diocese.

In the mean time, the "marching orders" are to make sure we are offering Religious Ed to parents and not just to school age children.

If your diocese doesn't have something you can use, make sure whatever you use gets your pastor's blessing.
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Did it receive the approval of your Bishop to be used in your Diocese?
We received the Pastor's permission.
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Two topics that come to mind for being very useful are:

1. The life of Jesus Christ.
2. Simple apologetics, especially the sacraments.

The first could be studied using Fulton Sheen's Life of Christ.
The second is something that could easily be worked up. There are so many good websites:

http://www.theworkofgod.org/library/...e/contents.htm
www.info/apologeticsprotestantism/wbible.htm
www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php
www.davidmacd.com/catholic/mary_in_the-bible.htm
http://www.chnetwork.org/journals/ju.../justify_8.htm
//justingridveritasluxmea.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-i-am-catholic-and-not-orthodox.html
www.philvaz.com/apologetics/apolog.htm
//blackieschurchmilitant-apocalypsis.blogspot.com/
www.catholic-convert.com/category/apologetics/
http://www.catholicculture.org/cultu...fm?worknum=216
http://www.catholicapologetics.info/...ism/wbible.htm
http://www.catholiceducation.org/art...ity/se0217.htm
http://www.scripturecatholic.com/ora...ml#tradition-I
http://www.ovrlnd.com/Apologetics/10...adictions.html
http://www.biblechristiansociety.com...ics/two_minute
www.twopaths.com/faq_OldTestamentLaw.htm
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Two topics that come to mind for being very useful are:

1. The life of Jesus Christ.
2. Simple apologetics, especially the sacraments.

The first could be studied using Fulton Sheen's Life of Christ.
The second is something that could easily be worked up. There are so many good websites:

http://www.theworkofgod.org/library/...e/contents.htm
www.info/apologeticsprotestantism/wbible.htm
www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php
www.davidmacd.com/catholic/mary_in_the-bible.htm
http://www.chnetwork.org/journals/ju.../justify_8.htm
//justingridveritasluxmea.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-i-am-catholic-and-not-orthodox.html
www.philvaz.com/apologetics/apolog.htm
//blackieschurchmilitant-apocalypsis.blogspot.com/
www.catholic-convert.com/category/apologetics/
http://www.catholicculture.org/cultu...fm?worknum=216
http://www.catholicapologetics.info/...ism/wbible.htm
http://www.catholiceducation.org/art...ity/se0217.htm
http://www.scripturecatholic.com/ora...ml#tradition-I
http://www.ovrlnd.com/Apologetics/10...adictions.html
http://www.biblechristiansociety.com...ics/two_minute
www.twopaths.com/faq_OldTestamentLaw.htm
Nice list of resources that someone could use to develop a program from scratch. But I think the OP was asking for programs that are available already for adult catechesis. At least that's what I inferred from the question.
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"It is not “progressive” to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life." Pope Francis
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I wonder if the Marian Catechist program might be what you are looking for. It was developed by Father Hardon, and directed by Cardinal Burke after Father Hardon passed away.
Here is the web address followed by an excerpt from the homepage that you might find informative:

http://www.mariancatechist.com/

If you are interested in service to the Catholic Church through the teaching of the Faith, please consider joining the Marian Catechist Apostolate. The heart of the Marian Catechist Apostolate is to fulfill Christ’s directive to proclaim the Gospel to all nations, so that in knowing God, all might love Him; that in loving Him, all might serve Him; that in serving Him, all souls might be saved. To this end, the purpose of the Marian Catechist Apostolate is twofold:

To cultivate love of the Holy Eucharist, devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and unswerving loyalty to the Holy Father and the Magisterium (the teaching authority) of the Catholic Church.
To prepare members to share the gift of Christ’s truth and love, as found in its fullness in the teachings and practice of the Catholic Church, through the Apostolate of Catechesis.

The mission of the Apostolate is to form and nurture catechists for the teaching and sharing of the Catholic Faith. Marian Catechists must be heroic souls whose spiritual and doctrinal formation equips them for active participation in the new evangelization of America. Understanding that the foundation of all true and effective catechesis is a vibrant spiritual life, the spiritual formation of each Marian Catechist is vitally important; our efforts to share the Faith will be futile unless our lives attest to its beauty and richness. We become authentic witnesses to Our Lord Jesus Christ through a holiness of life and a life of prayer that develops and is nurtured slowly over time.

May God bless you and those whom you serve. Amen.
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I am starting an adult catechesis program in my parish, but I'm not sure which programs are available, apart from the Catechism of the Catholic Church itself. Could anyone recommend some theologically-orthodox programs that I could investigate? Thanks!
catholic self study courses

Catechism of St. Pius X
http://www.basilica.org/pages/ebooks...20Pius%20X.pdf

Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas:
http://www.catholicprimer.org/aquina...echism/toc.htm

Cathechism Vatican.va
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

Catholicism 101
http://catholic.net/index.php?option...aching%20Q%26A

http://www.catholicrefreshercourse.com/

Look them over and see if they would be of help.
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great links
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Our parish is looking into ChristLife, but I won't be going to the workshops until the end of August, which may be too late for you. I'll be blogging about it after I go.
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Last Fall our parish used Father Barrons's Catholicism Series from www.wordonfire.org

It was a positive overview of the Catholic Faith that created a lot of interest among our parishioners.
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