Spiritual Life Conference 2020
In response to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Spiritual Life Conference focused on the key issues pertaining to living the spiritual life.
Essential Doctrine in the US Catholic Catechism for Adults
This course walks the participant through each of the 36 chapters of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, helping them learn the essentials of the faith.
The "Every Catholic Needs to Know This" Package
What every Adult Catholic needs to know about Jesus and the Catholic Church
Catholic School Teacher Package
Helping Teachers Develop and Pass on a Catholic Worldview
A great foundation for all who pass on the Faith!
A Beginner’s Guide to the Gospel of John
This four-part course will provide an introduction to John’s Gospel, highlighting major themes, breaking open key passages and applying them to our lives.
A Catholic Understanding of the Bible
This course walks the participant through the significant characteristics of the Bible, including its authorship, its relationship to Church teaching, and its connection to the liturgy.
A Survey of Spiritual Theology
This course will look closely at the traditional Catholic answer of the Three Ways: Purgative, Illuminative, and Unitive. The main text will be The Ordinary Path to Holiness by Thomas Richard.
A Theological Understanding of Beauty
In this lecture, Fr. Bolding offers an overview of the importance of beauty in the Catholic Tradition.
A Virtual Pilgrimage
Through photography, this course will look at some of the most important places in the Catholic Faith, including pictures from Rome, Lourdes, Fatima, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Ephesus, Medjugorje, Egypt and the Holy Land.
Basic Christian Doctrine as Found in C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity
This class will examine the basics doctrines of Christianity as presented by Lewis and will assist the student to see these harmonize with and diverge from Catholic tradition.
Basic Training in Apologetics
This class will equip you to win any argument without cheating, defend your faith without being defensive, use your Bible and faith together effectively and give persuasive reasons for your beliefs.
Brave New World - A Guided Reading
This class will explore Aldous Huxley's ideas as expressed in his dystopian novel Brave New World.
Biblical Foundations of the Catholic Priesthood
In these lectures, Ryan examines the biblical foundations of the Catholic priesthood.
Bishop Sheen's The Priest is Not His Own
In this seminar, Simone leads a discussion on Bishop Sheen's The Priest is Not His Own.
Canon Law and the Salvation of Souls
In this lecture, Nicole examines the purpose of Canon Law within the Church's mission.
Catholic Education 101
This course will examine the nature and ends of authentic Catholic education and a discussion of means to attain those ends. It will include an examination of the writings of the popes and official Church documents.
Catholic Political Life
Beginning with the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Liberty, through the most recent statements by the US Bishops, this course will look examine Catholics' role in the political life.
Catholic Social Teaching and Laudato Si’
This course will serve as an overview of Catholic social teaching, examining its roots in the Old and New Testaments, its historical development from Pope Leo XIII to Pope Francis and its key principles.
This course will examine Cardinal Schönborn's recent work on Christology and will lead us more deeply into the truth about Jesus.
Church History 0-1000AD
This course will cover roughly the first millennium of Christian history.
Church History 1000-2014AD
This course will cover roughly the second millennium of Christian history.
Consecrated Life in the 21st Century - Bringing Renewal to Church
This course will cover the nature of consecrated life in the mystery of the Church, with a focus on the Vatican II documents and Pope St. John Paul II.
Current Plight of Christians in the Middle East
In this lecture, Simone will provide an overview of key political and religious issues currently facing Christians in the Middle East.
In this course, Dr. Lueken will examine the life of Dorothy Day.
Ecclesiological Foundations of Vatican II
This course will give an overview of the theology of the Church as presented in the documents Second Vatican Council, in particular Lumen Gentium and Gaudium et Spes.
Ecclesiology - The Church as Communion
This course will consist of a survey of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's book, "Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today."
Faith - Human and Psychological Perspectives
While faith is first and foremost a gift from God, it is also a very human response to God. In these sessions, Kenn discusses the human and psychological aspects of faith.
Finding God's Will
In this lecture, Ryan provides an overview of St. Francis de Sales' Finding God's Will For You.
Foundations of a Catholic Worldview
This talk will examines the importance of being Christ-centered and how that impacts the mission of the Church, not only in catechetics, but also in education and philosophy as well.
Foundations of Moral Theology
This course provides an introduction to Catholic moral theology.
From Joshua to Jesus
This course traces the conquest of the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua (Yeshua in Hebrew), the rise and fall of the kingdom of David, and the long wait for the appearance of the Messiah, the New Yeshua.
Fulton Sheen - The Cross and the Beatitudes
Focusing on the work of Fulton Sheen, this session will explore the interesting correspondence between each Beatitude and each word of Jesus on the Cross.
G.K. Chesterton's The Everlasting Man
This course examines G.K. Chesterton's The Everlasting Man.
Gender Ideology and the Church’s Response
This talk will examine gender from a Catholic perspective. It will outline what Catholics need to know about gender ideology and how it threatens the foundations of the family and society.
Getting Started as a Catechist
This session will give you what you need today so you can start being a catechist tomorrow, with a hands-on look at what catechesis is and session planning 101.
God's Plan of Salvation
This session will examine the different stages of salvation history, focusing in on the problem of Original Sin, the Paschal Mystery of Jesus and how, through the ministry of the Church, Jesus offers salvation to us.
General Instruction of the Roman Missal
In these sessions, Fr. Camou leads a discussion on The General Instruction of the Roman Missal.
Great Books for Beginners
This session examines the importance of studying great books for both education and living the Catholic life.
Happiness - The Goal of Catholic Living
This course seeks to present an authentically Catholic perspective to happiness as the goal of Catholic life.
Happy Are You Poor
In this lecture, Fr. Dan Connealy discusses Fr. Thomas Dubay's Happy Are You Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom.
Historical Foundations of Liturgy
In these sessions, Fr. Kenney will examine the Historical Foundations of liturgy, from Old Testament times, New Testament times through the Council of Trent.
How to Talk about Marriage and Same Sex Unions
This session will provide the participant the tools needed to make a powerful, non-religious case against redefining marriage to include same-sex couples.
Introduction to Aristotle
This course is for students who are new to Aristotle, as well as for those who may have studied him before.
Introduction to Catechetics
This course examines the key elements that make up catechesis, including doctrinal content, divine pedagogy, catechetical methodology and the role of the catechist.
Introduction to Plato
This course is for students who are new to Plato, as well as for those who may have studied him before.
Introduction to the Summa Theologica
This course introduces the participant to the St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica. Despite the fact that the Summa is a daunting work, it is possible, even in a brief course, to give an outline of it and to examine some of its fundamental parts.
John Paul II on the Dignity and Genius of Women
This course will examine how highly the Church views women, how indispensable is her role, and how the Church's teachings promote and defend her true dignity.
JP2RC - Theology of the Body for Everyone
In this course, participants will discover how theology of the body can lead you to a deeper encounter with Christ and the Trinitarian God.
JP2RC - Catholic Teaching on Marriage and Love in the 20th Century
This course will follow the development of the Catholic Church's theology on marriage in the 20th century, and it's connection to the understanding of the human person.
Keeping Our Kids Catholic
This session will help parents understand and develop a game plan for helping their children stay active in the faith from young children, through college, and even as adults.
Leisure - The Basis of Culture
In this lecture, Fr. John Parks discusses Joseph Pieper's work "Leisure - The Basis of Culture."
Lent - A Time to Remember and Forgive
This session examines what it means to remember and forgive.
Living the Gospel as a Way of Life
In this presentation, Bill Marcotte discusses the book, "Living the Gospel as a Way of Life" by James Jones.
Mary, Our Guide for Lent
This session will examine Mary's walk with Jesus Christ to the Cross, the sacrifice she shares with Jesus Christ in the passion, and overall role Mary plays in the Season of Lent.
Medical Perspective of the Cross
This lecture will examine the suffering which Jesus endured for our salvation from the perspective of a physician. It is based on Scripture as well as the most current archaeological and forensic research.
Men, Women and the Mystery of Love
In this lecture, Fr. Parks gives an overview of Dr. Edward Sri's book "Men, Women and the Mystery of Love."
On the Virtue of Magnanimity
In this lecture, Dr. Hanning discusses the virtue of magnaminity.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
In this lecture, Dcn. Chavira will examine the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
PDF 306 CF - Evangelization and Catechesis
In this course we will study the Church’s definition of catechesis, the role of the deacon in catechetical ministry and the Ecclesial Method of catechesis.
Political Issues Facing Catholics
In this lecture, Aaron will examine issues facing Catholics in the upcoming 2016 elections.
Pope Francis - Apostle of Joy
This session will discuss how Pope Francis has engaged the world by witnessing Christ's mercy.
Pope Francis' Gaudete et Exsultate
In this lecture, Eric examines Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate.
Pope St. John Paul II: Human Dignity and Social Justice
In this lecture, Simone examines John Paul II's unique contributions to the Church's understanding of human dignity and social justice.
Prayer and the Catholic School Teacher
In this session, Tom outlines the importance of prayer in the work of the Catholic School Teacher.
Purification and Perfection - The Discipline and Blessing of Lent
This session examines how purification and perfection have been called the burden and the blessing of Lent, in which purification is the hard work, growth in holiness and perfection is the payoff.
RCIA Online Supplement
Going through RCIA? This supplement is designed to assist in-person formation with presentation videos, catechism links, saint bios, worksheets, and Scripture references.
Reading Scripture with the Church - A Case Study
This course will use Pope Benedict "XVI's Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week" to learn how our familiarity with the Old Testament deepens our understanding of Christ's Passion in the Gospels.
Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo
In this lecture, Claire examines the life of Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo.
Silence and Preparation to See the Face of God
These sessions discuss the need to prepare for Jesus through prayer, penance and growth in intimacy with God and others.
Southwest Biblical Conference I - 2016
A morning of life-transforming talks focusing on the role of Scripture in our lives.
Southwest Biblical Conference II - 2017
The theme for this conference was the Incarnation of Christ - God's radical presence in our lives.