In the first eighteen months of his pontificate, Pope Francis has engaged the world by witnessing Christ's mercy. In his most recent Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, the Pope lays out his vision for proclaiming "the fundamental message: the personal love of God who became man, who gave himself up for us, who is living and who offers us his salvation and his friendship." Applicable to all, this course will have a special emphasis on Pope Francis' call to young adult Catholics.
Hours of Instruction: 1.5
Ryan Hanning is the Asst. VP and Director of Cultural Advancement at the University of Mary Tempe where he also teaches Church History and Catholic Studies. He writes and speaks internationally on modern objections to religious faith and obstacles to conversion. His undergraduate degree is in Religious studies and his post graduate work was in education and historical theology. He received his PhD on the development of doctrine and catechesis in the Eastern Catholic Church at Maryvale Institute, England, and currently resides in Mesa, AZ with his beautiful wife Rebecca, and their 8 well socialized homeschooled children.