An Authentic Alternative
Updated: Mar 31
There are certainly good aspects of CGS, such as the use of hands-on materials. This has swayed many who have considered the system only briefly. This is why this site is working to help create an alternative that is authentically Catholic.
The first step is to find a catechism director to ensure a complete treatment of the Catholic Faith. The Baltimore Catechism can be used as a guidance document, as it was officially voted upon and certified by the US bishops.
The second step requires a willingness to teach the faith actively, not to allow children to teach themselves The Faith must be passed on from a teacher to a student, as Jesus taught his Disciples. In this active instruction, catechism teachers should supplement their classes with hands-on materials similar to what is provided by the CGS program; but these materials can never substitute for sound teaching methods.