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June seminar topics include Catholic school identity and Verbum Domini

5/15/2012 - 11:35 AM PST

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Hamilton, VA (May 15, 2012) - Catholic Distance University is offering two online seminars during the month of June at the university's online campus. These seminars, The Way Catholics Use Scripture: Pope Benedict's Verbum Domini, June 4 -25, and Catholic School: The Challenge, The Culture, The Charism, June 18 - July 9, provide an inspiring and convenient way for Catholics to learn more about the Catholic faith.

Pope Benedict's Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini is a 'goldmine' for Catholics looking to better use Sacred Scriptures. The Way Catholics Use Scripture seminar will work systematically through the Exhortation that Pope Benedict has conveniently divided into three parts: The Word of God, The Word in the Church, and The Word in the World.

Catholic School: The Challenge, The Culture, The Charism is a must for anyone teaching in a Catholic school. This seminar will explore five defining dimensions of Catholic Schools found in the documents of the Second Vatican Council and post-conciliar statements on Catholic education. Participants will develop a better understanding of the unique culture of the Catholic school and understand how to promote Catholic identity.

CDU seminars provide a great formation tool for all Catholics. The online format allows for a classroom that is available anytime, day or night, to read a lecture, participate in a group discussion, reflect and pray in the online chapel, and ask questions of the instructor. Seminars can be taken for credit at the undergraduate or graduate level or at the noncredit level.

CDU is an accredited online university offering a MA in Theology, BA in Theology, and AA in Catholic Studies. The university also offers a graduate level certificate in Sacred Scripture and several noncredit certificate programs in Scripture, Church History, the Catechism and Catechetical Methods. CDU has crossed the threshold of the new Net and invites adults to experience firsthand its power to bring together outstanding faculty, current theological topics, and a global learning community to serve the laity who hunger to deepen their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. Learn more at or 1.888.254.4238 ext. 700.


Catholic Distance University  VA, 20158 US
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