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Helpful USCCB links are available below.  To assist you with selecting appropriate text books for religious education programs, click on the link for Conformity Listing:

 

Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts and Series

The texts and series in this listing have been found to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and are approved for use in religious educations programs. The Conformity Listing is updated quarterly.

Click here for the link to Conformity Listing.

 

Resource Conformity Criteria and Applicability

Exactly which materials are subject to the conformity review process?  What if you wish to use a resource that does not appear on the conformity list?

Read the article for clarification, or contact the Office of Religious Education.

Click here for the link: Criteria and Applicability - Clarification on Conformity of Catechetical Materials

 

High School Curriculum Framework

"The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ” (CT, no. 5). These ends are evident in this framework—designed to guide catechetical instruction for young people of high-school age wherever and however it takes place: in Catholic high schools, in parish religious education programs, with young people schooled at home, or within the context of the catechetical instruction which should be part of every youth ministry program.

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Catechetical Formation in Chaste Living

Catechetical Formation in Chaste Living: Guidelines for Curriculum Design and Publication texts for students in preschool through twelfth grade and to assist in curriculum development by diocesan and parish catechetical leaders. These guidelines may also be helpful to assist parents/guardians, catechists, and Catholic school teachers in their respective roles in this crucial and delicate task.

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The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality

“The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality” was released on December 8, 1995 by the Pontifical Council for the Family. In this document, the Council took into account the "family dimension of education for love and for living one's own sexuality properly and conscious of the unique 'experience of humanity' of the community of believers," and "put forward pastoral guidelines, drawing on the wisdom which comes from the Word of the Lord and the values which illuminate the teaching of the Church." The Council tied "this help for parents to fundamental content about the truth and meaning of sex, within the framework of a genuine and rich anthropology."

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USCCB Office for the Catechism

On November 15, 1986 the "ad hoc" Commission, appointed by His Holiness John Paul II to prepare a Catechism for the Universal Church, met for the first time; on February 14, 1992 it concluded its work; on June 25, 1992 the Supreme Pontiff will proceed to the formal act of approval of the text submitted to him by the Commission. The work will be entitled: "Catechism of the Catholic Church".

The composition of the Commission, which was highly representative; the more than five years of intensive work; the wide and, in several ways, qualified consultation on the level of the universal Church: these are elements for which it is to be expected that this new Catechism will enter history as a document that is not unworthy of the Ecumenical Council, which is an ideal point of reference to the Catechism and it will remain a work of permanent utility for pastors and catechists of the present generation as well as those of the third millennium, for whose service it was intended.

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NCEA IFG: ACRE

(Religion Program Assessments)

"The ACRE assessment is an integrated approach to faith knowledge assessment, and the IFG is a survey for knowing and living the Catholic faith. These tools help NCEA fulfill the teaching mission of the Catholic Church."

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