introductionOur website aims to be a growing professional catechetics website that serves catechetists by offering resources free for their use, as well as to offer an online community to spread the Good News and foster solid, orthodox catechetical values throughout the nation and abroad.
mission statementCatechetics Online is a professional and growing Roman Catholic website with several different purposes. Our mission, first and foremost is to be at the service of the Catholic Church to aid in the fulfillment of the mission of the Church to go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observeall that I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19-20a). In this capacity then it is our goal to:
statement of fidelityThe administration of this website wishes it to be known that this website is at the service of our Savior Jesus Christ, Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, and to the Roman Catholic Church, its Holy Pontiff Pope Benedict XVI who is the successor of St. Peter, its Magisterium of bishops, priests, and deacons, as well as to the Sacred Scriptures and Tradition of the Church. We aim to remain faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Church and take every measure we can to ensure that we do so. If at any time you feel you have found material on this website that violates this statement, please email us at once so that we may consider the claim and if necessary, make corrections. This website operates out of the State of Michigan in the Diocese of Lansing and is subject to the immediate rule of the Bishop of Lansing.
historyThe earliest form of this website was as a personal website, a "blog" of the webmaster when he was still quite young. It quickly turned into a Protestant website focused on internet apologetics from a Baptist perspective and was named "Flyfree Ministries". In 2003 with the conversion of the webmaster to the Catholic faith, its focus shifted to Catholic evangelization, and for some time kept the same name. The members of the community at Flyfree Ministries, lead by the volunteer staff prayed and searched out for the charism that the website would pick up and focus on. Looking for some unique work that they could do admist the vast number of Catholic apologetic websites the staff and volunteers decided to focus on the field of catechetics which has been sorely neglected on the internet, and yet which is very vital to the life of the Catholic faith. A name change again took place and it became "Flyfree Catholic Forums" with the intention of having a two part website and forum for the discussion of catechetics. The name though still did not stick well to the professional goals of the staff. Eventually the name "Catechetics Online" was chosen in the early summer months of 2006, and has been so ever since. Today it exists to serve catechists in their job to teach the whole deposit of faith to their students. Provided are some links to previous forms of the website:
Historical Page I
Historical Page II
Historical Page III
Historical Page IV
Template 1 - Rejected
Template 2 - Rejected
Template 3 - Approved (Used from 7/06-9/07)