Compact Catechism

9th December 1994 at 00:00
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 00225 666 91X. Pounds 25, 0225 66704 5. Pounds 12.99, Disk for Windows 3.1, Pounds 65 +VAT,Disk or CD-Rom, Pounds 135 +VAT, Geoffrey Chapman.

All teachers of religious education will find this a valuable resource, but its primary appeal will be to teachers in Catholic schools, where it is intended to be the basic point of reference for all RE. According to Cardinal Basil Hume "every Catholic teacher" ought have a copy that "should be much used". At sixth-form level, the Catechism provides a welcome structure and content that will assist the teacher of general RE.

Teachers from other traditions will find in it much that is useful, particularly its exposition of the Creed and the Commandments.

The publisher has also produced the Catechism on disc and in a version with the RSV and NRSV translations of the Bible (Catholic Editions), on both disc and CD-Rom (requiring a 386SX running windows 3.1 or higher with 4Mb RAM).

The software is able to manage two large texts, and to search, cross reference and select required passages. As a research tool, it is well within the range of computer literacy of upper school pupils.

Scott Reid teaches RE at Cardinal Hinsley School, North West London.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today