Catechetical Resources

How to Choose Catechetical Textbooks

The Religious Education textbook is one of many valuable tools in the endeavor of Evangelization and Catechesis. The Archdiocese of Baltimore does not recommend a specific textbook series, but rather, recommends a process for choosing an appropriate textbook for the parish community. “How to Choose Catechetical Textbooks: Process and Criteria” published by the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership can be obtained by contacting the Division of Catechetical and Pastoral Formation of the Archdiocese or directly at or by calling 202-636-3826.

The Archdiocesan approved textbooks are those which the USCCB recognizes as in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

USCCB Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts and Series

Publishing Company Websites:

Questions? Call the Division of Catechetical and Pastoral Formation: