Ministers were ordered to "examine, catechise
, and instruct the youth and ignorant persons" of the parish "in the ten commandments, the articles of the beliefe and in the Lord's prayer."
It is a scandal of the worst kind, and speaks for the utter failure of the post-conciliar Church in North America in her efforts to evangelize and catechise
the past few generations of Catholic parents.
Presently, lay and ecclesial groups such as Focolare, Communion and Liberation, Charismatic Renewal and Opus Dei are in the country to help catechise
and evangelize (Zenit, Jan.
It has developed Common Core Progress English Language Arts and Mathematics and state-specific versions for students prepare for the state assessments and its Sadlier Religion programmes offer catechises
and sacramental preparation materials, teachings of the Catholic Church.