Our local teen catechism discussion group is starting up again and I'm excited about the upcoming year. We'll be doing a lot of Bible study on two different tracks - 1. a study of some of St. Paul's epistles in honor of the year of St. Paul and 2. uncovering the differences between the Protestant and Catholic Bibles (with some background reading on the Reformation). Tonight we're kicking off in a celebratory way and watching Steve Ray's Footprints of God "Paul: Contending for the Faith".
Here's my list of what we hope to read this year:
How the Reformation Happened by Hilaire Belloc
Books of the Bible:
I picked up several volumes of the Navarre Bible commentaries to assist with preparation for and discussion of these books.
Some other things we may or may not get to:
The Ball and the Cross by G.K. Chesterton
Lepanto by G.K. Chesterton
A Man for All Seasons (movie)
On the side, I'll be introducing one of the Fathers of the Church each week with the help of Pope Benedict's Wednesday audiences (as recently published by OSV in the book: The Fathers by Pope Benedict XVI). The students have a timeline notebook from last year (which we hardly used at all!) that I hope to use regularly this year.