The Didache Series

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The Didache Series

The Didache Series was requested by Cardinal George of Chicago. He requested a series of "texts that would set out clearly and adequately the teaching of the Catholic Church." Each textbook has been found "to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church" by the USCCB.

Hundreds of thousands of books in The Didache Series have already been sold. The Didache Series books are being used by Catholic high schools, colleges, homeschoolers, RCIA, adult education classes, families and individuals.

The Didache Series takes its name from the first known Christian catechesis and the earliest known Christian writing outside of Scripture, the Didache [DID-uh-kay] written in the first century. The name of the work, Didache, is appropriate because it comes from the Greek word for “teaching” and indicates that this writing contains the teaching of the Apostles and, as such, it is the teaching of the Church.

Today, the most comprehensive catechesis is the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Didache Series, which now offers both full year courses (four subjects) and semester courses (10 subjects - 6 core, 4 elective) based on the USCCB high school curricula guidelines, presents the life and doctrine of the Catholic Church in the context of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the teachings of Vatican II as witnessed by the pontificate of Pope John Paul II and the continuing witness of Pope Benedict XVI. The Didache Series also draws from Sacred Scripture, the lives of the Saints, and the Doctors and Fathers of the Church.

The Didache Series is ideal for high school and adult education, seminaries and colleges, RCIA, catechism classes, and home schooling. “The Ad Hoc Committee to oversee the Use of the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found [these texts] to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.”

The beauty and quality of these colorful hardbound books qualify them as true art books and make them perfect for gift-giving. The art and knowledge of over 2,000 years has been compiled in The Didache Series. These inspiring, sometimes breathtaking books will become treasured additions to family and parish libraries—to be passed along from generation to generation.

"It's a textbook series like no other, because all four books are solidly orthodox...lavishly illustrated with beautiful artwork and photography, maps, charts and diagrams..." [Comments on the initial full year course curriculum]
- Dr. Scott Hahn
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The Semester Series

Midwest Theological Forum, the publisher of The Didache Series, has been working with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Catechism for several years in order to publish approved textual materials for Religious Education in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

In 2007, the Subcommittee on the Catechism issued a Curriculum Framework to assist publishers in their publication of Religious Education textbooks for Catholic High Schools. The proposed framework is built around eight (8) semesters of instruction in which there are six (6) core courses and two (2) electives. The framework provides five (5) options for the two electives.

In accordance with these guidelines, Midwest Theological Forum has developed the Didache Semester Series. Each textbook is published with ecclesiastical approval and is sent to the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism for conformity review.

Two new Semester Series courses became available for the Fall of 2013, The Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church as well as Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue. Please click on their related images below left for more information.