I was thrilled to receive an invitation from Kerry Weber, Managing Editor of America Magazine and author of Mercy in the City, to write an article for America’s religious education issue on the progress of religious education. Their idea was to reprint an article from 1974 titled, “Where is Religious Education Going?” (written by Rev. Francis D. Kelly, then-director of the Office for Religious Education for the Diocese of Worcester, MA) and to have me respond to the article 40+ years later with an assessment of how well we have fulfilled Rev. Kelly’s challenges. I hope you enjoy the article: “Progress Report: Much Remains to Be Done to Improve Religious Education,” by Joe Paprocki, D.Min.
I look forward to your comments on your own assessment of how far we’ve come in religious education since 1974.