Tracy,trlamberjack wrote:I am just wondering if there are any Catholic Christians that use MFW for their family and if so, how do you like the curricula? Is the curricula useable for both Catholic Christians and other Christians? I am wondering how or even if any topics of disagreement between Catholics and Protestants are addressed in your families. Is the curricula useable for a Christian Catholic who would want to teach Catholic faith issues to their family? Thank you for any information you can give me.
Hi. I'm not Catholic, so I can't address it from that perspective.
I do want to say that in the years that I've used MFW, the materials do not push any specific perspective of doctrine. The Bible is used to teach Bible and that leaves each family to be responsible for interpreting the scriptures and instilling their faith and practices.
From an historical point, MFW treats Catholic/Protestant from the historical side of things.
Oh wait, I just remembered from Rome to the Reformation, the Nicene Creed is in there. it is discussed from the historical perspective that in 325 AD when it was written, there was no division of Protestant and Catholic; and that catholic is derived from Latin and means "universal".
You will need to add in the names of the books of the Bible that appear in the Catholic bible, but not in protestant ones when you are memorizing the books of the Bible.
hth a bit.