National Catechetical Organizations

Catechetical Magazines

Catechetical Textbooks

The process for the selection of catechetical materials is outlined in the Policies and Guidelines for Religious Education Handbook (Policy 16).  To ensure doctrinal accountability, primary resources for parish catechetical materials need to be found on the USCCB Conformity ListHowever, please know that we do not necessarily recommend all the resources found on the Conformity List.  Additionally, parishes need to consider the materials' ability to offer: effective principles of catechesis, effective methodology, cultural awareness, conductivity to parish environment, program consistency, web components, catechist support, and availability of a correlation to our R.E. Curriculum.  Our further recommendation is to update materials every 5-7 years to keep up with current events, as well as, educational and catechetical developments.

Based on the above criteria, below, you will find links to our recommended publishers.  If you are reviewing or purchasing materials for your parish catechesis or have a question about a particular resource please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .