Website Review: RCL Faith First
A review based on: http://www.faithfirst.com
FaithFirst.com is the online presence of the Faith First religious education series published by RCL Benziger. It describes the site as "the most up-to-date and comprehensive web site in Catholic religious education—with interactive activities correlated to every lesson on every grade level! With over 4 million visitors every month, FaithFirst.com is the most popular web site in Catholic education."
Though Faith First is a well-known and popular resource for catechesis, its publisher, RCL Benziger, is known for infidelity. We advise the user to exercise caution while using this resource, or preferably use a series such as Faith and Life, which is know for fidelity to the Magisterium.
For more information on writers who have contributed to this series see these articles in Catholic Culture's Library:
- Top Amchurch Catechists Subvert Church’s Doctrine and Discipline
- More Subjective than Doctrinal
- A Church They Didn't Expect
- Thomas Groome: His Influence on Religious Education Continues
- Beware of Thomas Groome or Anything Associated with Him
Review Ratings what do these ratings mean?
First Evaluated: 08/20/2006; Last Updated: 01/23/2013
- Fidelity: Caution
- Resources: Fair
- Useability: Excellent
- Catholic Prayers and Practices Resources
- Fidelity: The program recommends authors who are known for their infidelity. Example(s)
- Fidelity: Their affiliate Resource for Christian Living contains un-orthodox material and caution is recommended.
- Fidelity: There is questionable material in the supporting worksheets (which have been removed from the website). Example(s)
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