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Laux, ‘Intro to Bible’ New Testament only; Secondary 13-14  Fr Laux’s ‘Chief Truths of the Faith’

 study of a selection of St Paul’s letters Traditional logic 1, Memoria Press

Post – confirmation  Ages 13-16

In the senior years,  you might want to move onto standard textbooks such as Fr Laux’s ‘Chief Truths of the Faith’ and ‘Mass and the Sacraments’. These books are a little dated, having been written in the 1920’s, and can be a little dry for an un-enthusiastic child, but they are very solid and the truths of the faith have not changed. My third son worked through both of these aged 14-15 and learned a great deal (though I did not use most of the questions in the text which are quite long-winded – I chose only those which seemed most useful: you can find my own ‘reduced’ schedule for ‘Chief Truths’ below, and for the Mass and the Sacraments – I wrote my own questions for the Eucharist section as I didn’t find those in the book very suitable).  I substitute a more modern book for Fr Laux’s ‘Catholic Apologetics’, and his ‘Catholic Morality’ (both also available from Cenacle), because these are areas where we do need our children to be able to deal with more modern questions, though of course these do provide a very solid grounding – it depends how much time you have. At the moment we are using  ‘Following Christ in the World’ by Ann Carrol (I’ve given the link for Seton Homseschool so you can view the book, but I bought mine very cheaply online second hand). This book starts off with a basic grounding in philosophy and then moves onto theology and morality/ethics. It’s quite substantial and the priest who recommended it to me takes two years to cover it with a class of teenagers. There are no questions, so I’m writing my own – the chapters we’ve covered thus far are available here.  You might also study various papal encyclicals on moral issues, such as Casti Connubii and Humani Generis – well, there are plenty to choose from!

Fr Laux’s Chief Truths of the Faith Term 1 (12 weeks)

SECTION 1 : Faith and the sources of faith
Week 1 Introduction qu 1 (a), (b) and (d)
Week 2 Chapter 1  qus 3, 4 and 7
Week 3  Ch 2 qus 3, 5 and 6
Week 4  Ch 3 qu 1, 2, 3, 4 ,7 , 11
Week 5 Ch 4 qus 2 and 4
Week 6  Ch 5 qus 1, 3, 5, 6, 7
Week 7  Ch 6 qus 1, 2, 3, 6 (read qu. 8)
Week 8 Ch 7  qu 1 and 3
Week 9 ch 8 qu 1, and parts a, b and f of question 2

SECTION 2: Chief Truths of the Faith
Week 10 Introduction 1 qus 1, 2, 3, 4
Week 11 ch 1 qus 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10
Week 12 Ch 2  qus 2
Term 2 (12 weeks)
Chief Truths of the Faith (continued)
Week 1  Ch 3 qu 1
Week 2 Ch 4  qu 1 (b) and (d)
Week 3 Ch5  qus 3 and 4
Week 4 ch 6  qus 1, 5,  (10)
Week 5 Ch 7  qus 1, 2, 3, 7
Week 6  Ch 8 qus 1, 3, 4, 5
Week 7 Ch 9  qus 1, 2, 3
Week 8 Ch 10 qus 1, 2
Week 9 Ch 11 qus 2, 4
Week 9 Ch 12   qus 1, 4, 8
week 10 Ch 13  qus 1 and 2
Week 11 Ch 14 qus 1, 2, 3
Week 12  Ch 15 qus 3, 4, 6
Term 3 (9 weeks)
Chief Truths of the Faith (continued)
week 1 Ch 16 qus 2, 4, 5, 7
Week 2 Ch 17 qus 1, 2, 5, 6
Week 3  Ch 18  qu 2 (parts a, c, d, f, h, i ,j )
week 4  Ch 19  qus  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Week 5 Ch 20 qus 1, 2, 4, 8
Week 6  Ch 21  qus  2, 3, 5
Week 7  Ch 22 qus 2, 4
Week 8 Ch 23 qus 1, 2, 3, 7
Week 9 Ch 24  qus  1, 2, 5, 6, 9

CHRISTIAN CULTURE

Finally, over the three years of Secondary level, he might cover Church History more formally, from Apostolic times to the present day, using a text such as Fr Laux’s monumental ‘Church History’.

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