Ten Commandments vs Beatitudes

Question from Bill on 10/27/2007:

Dear Fr. Levis: What is your opinion of a CCD coordinator that has told her catechists to emphasize the Beatitudes over the Ten Commandments as they put our Faith in a more positive light? I just do not understand this justification as most of the students in this program cannot articulate the Commandments by the time they have reached seventh grade. This is not to say that they have not heard them but they have surely forgotten them. Thanks, Bill

Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 10/30/2007:

Bill, The Ten Commandments are essential, should be memorized and well understood. They remain the basis for the Beatitudes. Fr. Bob Levis

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