A son of the 70′s AmChurch educational establishment laments his impoverishment.
The happy thing is: a *ton* of extremely solid catechetical, evangelistic and apologetic material has been produced in the past 15 years of so. For my own horror stories of attempts at RCIA in the mid 80s, of my somewhat atypical entry into the Church, and my wish list for how RCIA should really be done, go here.
Memo to Catholic Educators: By all means, respect your students, but don’t you *dare* withhold from them the actual teaching of the Church in order to affirm them in their okayness. That’s just another word for lying. They have a right to the truth.