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Evolution for the Catholic Student

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Free Catholic Online Course

Free Catholic Online Course

Yesterday I wrote about the problem of Catholic schools with identity crises.  One school that suffers no such crisis is John Paul the Great University in San Diego.  In honor of the Year of Faith proclaimed by the Holy Father, John Paul the Great is offering a free online course on Catholicism for anyone who is interested.
It could not be easier to participate in.  Simply go the Web site and sign in.  Then you can begin.  There are 13 different sessions, each containing a half-hour video lecture, some reading material and a short quiz.  You can spend as much or as little time as you’d like each time you log in, and go completely at your own pace.  When you finish, you receive a certificate of completion.  And it is absolutely free.
It is great for anyone wishing to brush up on basic knowledge of the Faith, or for certification hours if you teach religion.  (I will be receiving 13 content hours without having to leave my home.)  It is also wonderful for people who are not Catholic or not even religious.  The series begins with basic philosophy, then touches on the issues of God, Jesus, revelation, the Church, the sacraments, moral theology, and prayer.  It is created very systematically and fosters an understanding of the content in the Catechism.  I can not recommend this gift offered by a great Catholic university highly enough.