Will the ‘Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults’ be used in Irish schools?
As the title of the ‘Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults’ (ICCA) suggests it is intended to be used by and with adults and is not intended to be used in schools. In the past catechisms were widely used in schools but now-a-days religion texts used in schools are more correctly called series or programmes. This is because while generally ‘catechisms’ concentrate on doctrinal content, series or programmes present content taking the age and stage of development of the recipient into account; they engage with different methods of prayer, music, sacred art, poetry, video, online platforms, various educational activities, involvement in the apostolate etc. etc. in order to follow Christ ‘the way, the truth and the life’ (John 14:6).