WASHINGTON (October 16, 2007)–The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will vote on two youth related catechetical documents at their annual meeting in Baltimore, November 12-15.This appears be a big step in the right direction, considering some of the things we have witnessed over the past decades.
The first, Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for People of High School Age, establishes a specific curriculum framework for the instruction of the faith for high school students. It is primarily for use in Catholic high schools, but is also adaptable for parish youth ministries and home-schooling. The document offers a framework of instruction within a four-year, eight-semester course.
The second item, Catechetical Formation in Chaste Living: Guidelines for Curriculum and Publication Design, addresses education in morality and virtue.
It would be nice to be able to review the documents. If anyone has a link to them, please pass them on.