Written in accord with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and rooted in the sound catechetical principles of the National Catechetical Directory, these texts present a well-defined curriculum model that stresses clear objectives, careful organization, and creative methods and evaluation procedures to check the attainment of goals. Very flexible, allowing teachers to select materials to highlight and stress, each text can be implemented on various grade levels for a quarter, a semester, or a full year depending on the length and frequency of class meetings.
This is an introductory course for character education and formation while also serving well as a summary of basic Catholic teaching -- helping to form teenagers in the values and practices of the Catholic tradition.
Situated in the basic premise that we are made in God's image with the accompanying objective as stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (#1803) "The goal of a virtuous life is to become like God", Building Catholic Character explores six attributes -- goodness, power, wisdom, love, mercy and justice -- that are relevant for teens to develop Catholic character and have a Christian life.
As each attribute is studied students are introduced to a range of religious "content" including grace, conscience, sacraments, prayer, the beatitudes, commandments and corporal works of mercy and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.