Pillars of Catholicism – Free Online Course

Offered by John Paul the Great Catholic University,  http://www.pillarsofcatholicism.com/
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Benedict XVI has declared 2012 “The Year of Faith.” In particular, the Holy Father is calling upon all Catholics to confront what he identifies as one of the most difficult challenges the Church faces today: “religious illiteracy.” That is, a lack of understanding about what Christians really believe.

To address this problem, Pope Benedict has called upon Catholics to spend the year studying the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the official compendium of all Catholic teaching. Pillars of Catholicism is our response to the Holy Father’s challenge.

About the Program

Pillars of Catholicism is a crash course in the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith. It consists of 13 episodes, each a half-hour long. A new episode will be unlocked each week and will be permanently accessible. The course and all materials it provides are free.

About the Content

Some professors teach principles they claim is Catholic, despite rejecting one or more aspects of church teaching. That is not the case with Pillars of Catholicism. All professors have been granted the mandatum by Robert Brom, bishop of San Diego as an ecclesial recognition of their posture and commitment to teach always in communion with the Church, so you can be sure everything is orthodox.

The content is designed to maximize the learning experience. In addition to the half-hour long videos, you’ll have access to: Lecture Notes, Readings, Study Guides, and Quizzes.

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