Course Description

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

ICT Fellow

Ryan Hanning, PhD

Ryan Hanning is a popular speaker and Professor of Theology and Catholic Studies. He led University of Mary’s unprecedented partnership with Arizona State University, and developed a graduate program in philosophy, theology and education for Catholic Educators. Ryan is a principal Fellow of the San Juan Diego Institute which serves several Universities, non-profits and Catholic apostolates. Ryan also serves as a theological consultant and speaker for Catholics Come HomeTM and Amen AlleluiaTM. In addition to teaching and consulting, he writes and speaks internationally on education, theology, ethics and virtuous leadership. Dr. Hanning currently homesteads in Tennessee with his beautiful wife Rebecca, and their ten well socialized homeschooled children. He secretly idolizes Dr. Westby and consequently has become a hockey fan.

Course curriculum

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    Pope Francis - Apostle of Joy

    • Reflection Questions for Online Courses

    • Session Video