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 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 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.
Catechesis for Diaconal Candidates
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Happiness - The Goal of Catholic Living
This course seeks to present an authentically Catholic perspective to happiness as the goal of Catholic life.
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.
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.
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.
Lent - A Time to Remember and Forgive
This session examines what it means to remember and forgive.
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.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
In this lecture, Dcn. Chavira will examine the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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.
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.
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.
Southwest Biblical Conference
A morning of life-transforming talks focusing on the role of Scripture in our lives.
Southwest Biblical Conference II
The theme for this conference was the Incarnation of Christ - God's radical presence in our lives.
St. Augustine - City of God
The course will read and discuss selections from Saint Augustine's great work and will gain a deeper understanding of scripture, theology, history, and spirituality.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
In this lecture, Miss Rizkallah will examine the life of St. Bernard of Clairvaux.
In this lecture, Sr. Mary David will examine the life of St. Dominic.
St. Edith Stein
In this lecture, Fr. Grimditch will examine the life of St. Edith Stein
St. Jose Maria Escriva
In this session, Ryan will examine the life of St. Jose Maria Escriva.
St. John Bosco's Philosophy of Discipline
Wonder what others have done to maintain order in their sessions? Start here by reflecting on the discipline techniques used by St. John Bosco.
St. Olga of Kiev
In this lecture, Fr. Clements will examine the life of St. Olga of Kiev.
St. Therese of Lisieux
In this lecture, Fr. Muir will examine the life of St. Therese of Lisieux.
St. Thomas Becket
In this lecture, Fr. Clements will examine the life of St. Thomas Becket.
The 2015 Synod on the Family – A Synopsis
This session provides a summary of the 2015 synod on the family, looking at the actual discussions at the synod and how the Church will move forward from it.
The Annulment Process - Updates
In this lecture, Fr. Fraser will examine updates to the Church’s annulment process.
The Birth of Christ - A Scriptural Account
In this session, Kevin will break open the Gospel account of the birth of Christ, providing a historical, geographical and spiritual overview of the events surrounding the first Christmas.
The Call of Heroic Catholicism Personal Obstacles and Solutions
In this three part series, Fr. Klockeman examines the call of heroic Catholicism given by Jesus to each person.
The Church in the Modern World
This course will provide an in-depth overview of the purpose of Vatican II's Gaudium et Sees. It will also look at this document's impact since the Council.
The Great Divorce and the Four Last Things
This course examines CS Lewis' The Great Divorce, a powerful, exquisitely written fantasy that is a profound meditation on good and evil and what God really offers us.
The New Evangelization
This course will look at the progression of the New Evangelization from Vatican II through the pontificate of Benedict XVI, with attention given to the contribution of Pope John Paul II.
The Problem of Evil
This course explores the objections to God's existence due to the problem of evil and seeks solutions through the work of C.S. Lewis, St. John Paul II, Karl Rahner S.J., Bruno Hidber, Walter Kasper, St. Thomas and St. Augustine.
The Real Jesus of the Gospels
In this course, we will examine the principle source we have of Jesus' life – the Gospels – and learning about Who He really is and How He can change our lives.
The Roots of Postmodern Secularism and Atheism and the Response of Theology
In this course we will discuss the roots of secularism and the response of theology, highlighting Vatican II, Walter Kasper, Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
The School as an Agent of Evangelization
This session examines the purpose of the Catholic school in the Church within the Church's ministry to make disciples of all nations.
The Spiritual Theology of The Screwtape Letters
The course will be composed of a combination of lecture and discussion about the themes of the Screwtape Letters.
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.
Will it be Lawful to Be Catholic?
This class will offer a review of the current cases and legal issues of the day that conflict or affirm with the teaching of John Paul II.
Who's Who in the Old Testament - Biblical Covenants
This course will introduce the student to the most significant people and themes of the Old Testament, focusing on Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and David, going to the time of Jesus.
Theological Formation Program - Fall 2017
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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.
First Saturdays with the Saints - Dorothy Day
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