Category: Religious Education

Harcourt sex education: “Growing in Love (2) “

Harcourt sex education: “Growing in Love (2) “

Growing in Love (GIL) elementary school sex education program is being promoted in a number of U.S. dioceses. Human Life International (HLI) recently concluded an evaluation of the program’s sexual catechesis, and HLI’s findings...

Harcourt religion series: “Walking By Faith”

Harcourt religion series: “Walking By Faith”

Harcourt Religion Publishers “Walking by Faith” Second and Fifth Grade Religion Texts Principal Program Consultants: Rev. Terry M Odien, MA Rev. Michael D. Place, STD Dr. Addie Lorraine Walker, SSND Critique done by Robert...

Silver Burdett religion series: “This Is Our Faith”

Silver Burdett religion series: “This Is Our Faith”

“This Is Our Faith“, published by Silver Burdett Ginn, Inc., Parsippany, NJ Second, Fifth and Sixth Grade Texts Reviewed by: LeAnn Belisle, B.A. – College of St. Catherine. February, 2005 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS: The...

A Comparison of 2 Sixth Grade Texts: Ignatius Press – Faith and Life Series: “Following Christ” & William H. Sadlier – Coming to Faith Series: “Coming to Gods Word”

A Comparison of 2 Sixth Grade Texts: Ignatius Press – Faith and Life Series: “Following Christ” & William H. Sadlier – Coming to Faith Series: “Coming to Gods Word”

Following Christ, Faith and Life Series, Revised Edition, Book (grade) 6. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2004. Coming to God’s Word, Coming to Faith Series, Book (grade) 6. New York: William H. Sadlier, Inc., 1998....

Sadlier religion series: “Coming To Faith”

Sadlier religion series: “Coming To Faith”

“Coming To Faith”, published by William H. Sadlier Inc., New York, NY Second Grade Text: “Coming to Jesus” & Fifth Grade Text: “Coming To God’s Life” Important Note: Thomas H. Groome is the primary...

Harcourt religion series: “Call to Faith”

Harcourt religion series: “Call to Faith”

Commentary on Call To Faith Published by Harcourt Religion Publishers, Orlando, FL -A Division of Houghton-Mifflin Publishing- Parish Elementary School Edition, Grade 2, 5 & 6 By Ann Hill, BS in Education Parish Elementary...

Questioning the Texts

Questioning the Texts

By Thomas A. Szyszkiewicz The US bishops’ review of catechetical materials has yielded some improvements, but fundamental problems remain unsolved. Aug 2004 (CWR) – Parents, do you know what catechism your children are reading?...

Looking for a Catholic Grade School?

Looking for a Catholic Grade School?

Sometimes this can be very overwhelming. Here are some guidelines to have in mind when you are looking for a great Catholic School. First Step: *Have a meeting with the Principal of the School...

Catechisms & Big Business

Catechisms & Big Business

There is some controversy surrounding the recent purchase of Saxon Math by Harcourt since Harcourt is a supporter of Planned Parenthood. In September 2004, Catholic World Report published an article I wrote on the...

The International Baccalaureate Program Proves Problematic

The International Baccalaureate Program Proves Problematic

The International Baccalaureate program proves problematic because it proposes a philosophy and epistemology that is, in fact, counter to the Catholic Church’s claim about truth and how man can know truth (and the Greeks...