Credible Catholic is a Religious Education programme made available for senior cycle non–exam RE by the Council for Catechetics of the Irish Episcopal Conference.
It is designed for use in Catholic Voluntary Secondary schools in Ireland. An earlier version was written and produced by Fr Robert Spitzer SJ and the Magis Centre (California, USA) in 2018 and has been almost entirely re-developed for the Irish context, in line with feedback from RE teachers and theological advisors in Ireland.
The Council for Catechetics and the Catholic Education Partnership acknowledges the generosity of Fr Spitzer and the Magis Centre in their work with RE teachers, Catechetics Council members, Schools’ Trusts and others in the work of re-developing this programme for Ireland, in particular Ms Kate Liffey and Dr Tom Finnegan.
Credible Catholic aims to stimulate dialogue, encourage reflection and critical reasoning, foster religious literacy, build community, and nurture faith, and in doing all of these things, to promote student well being. It is an optional resource which will be very helpful to teachers of Religious Education.
Downloads and Resource Materials:
Credible Catholic Corrected Teacher Guide (002)
Credible Catholic Introductory Lesson
Sample Scheme of Work using Credible Catholic
Modules for downloading:
Credible Catholic Module 1 for teachers
Credible Catholic Module 2 for teachers
Credible Catholic Module 3 for teachers
Credible Catholic Module 4 for teachers
Credible Catholic Module 5 for teachers
Credible Catholic Module 6 for teachers
Credible Catholic Module 7 for teachers