Saturday, August 6, 2016

Faith in Teens


I am one of the generational Catholics schooled in the Faith by the teaching of the Baltimore Catechism prior to Vatican II, which the post-Vatican II religious education establishment branded as defective pedagogy. My quarrel with them is not over their contention concerning the style of teaching, but rather their view that the truths of the Catholic faith on the existence and nature of God, the creation and Fall, the Incarnation and Redemption, and the Church set down in the Baltimore Catechism were defective as well. My experience after 36 years of teaching in Cathodic schools, all of them since Vatican II, is that CAtholic students are still doctrinally illiterate when compared with pre-Vatican II students. Here is proof.