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 Textbook Evaluation

The Elementary Division oversees an evaluation process which is applied to every religious textbook series and provides a current list of textbooks that are recommended for use in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.


Click on the link below to download the 2015 ADLA Elementary Catechesis Approved Textbook List:




























































Please keep in mind that recommendation of one text published by a company does not imply recommendation of all their materials. When a new publication appears, Archdiocesan consultation and evaluation should be obtained before adopting a program for use.


Since the Catechism of the Catholic Church was published in 1992, many publishers are submitting their materials for review by the Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism within the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.


If submitted for review, their materials published since 1995 will contain a statement such as the following: “The Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism, National Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found this catechetical text to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.”


Looking to adopt a new textbook series? Take a look at our Choosing a Textbook flyer:

Elementary Catechesis - Choosing a Textbook



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