COURSES

FOR FALL 2014 SEMESTER


September 15 – December 5, 2014
Registration deadline: August 29, 2014

LT 172 / RE 112 INTRODUCTION TO THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN
INITIATION OF ADULTS (2 credits)

An overview of the process of Christian Initiation and the principles of the RCIA. This course is primarily intended for those who
will serve in adult initiation ministries, but is also valuable for those preparing children of catechetical age for initiation. Topics include
conversion, the lectionary and catechesis, team formation and celebration of the rites

Tuesdays, Sept. 16 – Dec. 2
Holy Trinity (St. Ann) 
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Joe Milner & Fr. Paul Niemann

MT 170 PREPARING TO IMPLEMENT VIRTUE-BASED RESTORATIVE DISCIPLINE (VBRD™) (2 credits)
Prepare your VBRD™ committee for full Implementation at every level in your
parish and school community. Committees of five (5) participating members (administrators, staff, parents) will work together to plan and implement the VBRD™ model. The course Integrates Evangelization, Catholic
Identity, virtue education with restorative discipline to show measurable outcomes in addressing bullying and other disruptive behaviors. Committees will implement some component  in their respective schools and results will be presented and discussed in class.

To register or for more
information, please visit www.archstl.org/paul6 Lynne Lang

**RE 170 CREATIVITY IN CATECHESIS, (2 credits)
This course will open you to new and creative ideas as you teach catechetics on all grade levels (Primary to Junior High); a comprehensive course for new and experienced catechists; practical skills and activities from traditional and contemporary sources make this a spiritually renewing experience. **  Satisfies the two credit hour requirement in RE for Archdiocesan Elementary Teacher/PSR Elementary Catechism Certification.

Saturdays, Sept. 13, 20, 17, Oct. 4, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8 St.
Alban Roe
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Evelyn Tucker

SS 102 HISTORY AND THE OLD TESTAMENT
(CHURCH HISTORY) (2 credits)
A study of the history of Israel from a biblical and archaeological perspective.  We will look at how history is written in the Old Testament, how archaeology relates to that history, and how the New Testament and early church interpreted that history. The main focus however, will be on getting to know the story — patriarchs, exodus, return, kings, exile, and return — as context and preparation for the history of the Church.

Thursdays, Sept. 18 – Dec. 4
Aquinas Institute
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Fr. Kevin Stephens, O.P.

SS 109 THE WORLD OF JESUS AND THE EARLY CHRISTIANS (2 credits)
"Who do you say I am?" We will explore the Christian Scriptures/New Testament to better understand the world in which Jesus and his disciples lived and the
gospel proclaimed by the early Christian community. This course is designed to
help you deepen your spirituality and better understand the Scripture passages
included in religion textbooks.

Thursdays,
Sept. 18 – Dec. 4
Cardinal Rigali Center, Sr. Ebo Room

7:00 –9:15 p.m.
Sr. Lynne Schmidt, S.S.N.D.

ST 155 A SURVEY OF WORLD RELIGIONS (2 credits)
This course will introduce students to the historic and current beliefs and practices of a number of major world religions, with particular focus paid to the other Abrahamic faiths of Judaism and Islam. We will explore these
traditions through Catholic teaching on interreligious issues. 

Tuesdays, Sept. 16 – Dec. 2
Chaminade
High School Library
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Jack Keithley 

ONLINE COURSES
September 15 – December 4, 2014

DEADLINE FOR ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION
IS: August 29, 2014

Auditing online
courses is not permitted except with permission from the instructor.

ST 101 CATECHISM I: BASIC CATHOLIC DOCTRINE (2 credits)
A study of the fundamental beliefs of the Catholic faith as outlined in the creed and described in Part I of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC).

ONLINE
Dr. John L. Gresham

LT 101 CATECHISM II: CATHOLIC SACRAMENTAL & LITURGICAL THEOLOGY (2 credits) closed
A study of the theology of the seven sacraments as revealed by their origin, development, and liturgical celebration as described in Part II of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

ONLINE
Fr. Phil Krill

MT 101 Catechism III: Foundations of catholic morality (2 credits)
A study of the foundational principles of moral theology and the fundamental moral teachings emphasizing that the way of Christ "leads to life," as described in Part III of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

ONLINE
Dr. Shawn McCauley Welch 

SP 101 CATECHISM IV: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC PRAYER AND SPIRITUALITY (2 credits)
An introduction to Catholic spirituality and the life of prayer as a personal relationship with the "living God." Covers the nature and meaning of prayer, prayer in scripture and tradition, types of prayer, obstacles to prayer and the Our Father as the model prayer. Based on
Part IV of the CCC.

ONLINE
Sr. Adriane Torrisi, SDSH & Sr. Teresa Liu, SDSH

SS 101 INTRODUCTION TO SACRED SCRIPTURE (2 credits)
A general survey of the Old and New Testament scriptures from a literary, historical and theological perspective, and an introduction to basic principles of Catholic scriptural interpretation.

ONLINE
Dr. Michael Hardwick

SS 183 ST. JOHN'S GOSPEL (2 credits)
The Gospel of John is a complex, rich, and beautiful work of literary art.  The goal of the course is to assist a reader/listener in approaching the text both as the inspired Word of God, but also a source of spiritual enrichment
and delight as a piece of literature. By taking a closer look at the actual text, a reader can easily discern the
craftsmanship of the author which can "open" both familiar and previously obscure passages to new or experienced readers.

ONLINE
Fr. Damien R. Dougherty, O.F.M.

SS 191 THE CATHOLIC EPISTLES: James, I Peter, Jude, II Peter (2 credits)
This course studies these letters to interpret them within their historical and literary contexts and discern their key concepts, themes and  messages both for the Church of today and for own personal formation as committed Christians.

ONLINE
Fr. Damien R. Dougherty, O.F.M.

ST 121 FAITH AND SCIENCE: ARE THEY COMPATIBLE? (2 credits)
Is the Catholic Church anti-science? Does the Church fear that modern science will eventually disprove the existence of God? What about the "Galileo Affair"? Did the Church really persecute Galileo because his scientific conclusions contradicted the worldview of the Bible?  What about the Theory of Evolution?  Does evolution through the process of natural selection disprove the belief that we were created by a loving God?
Where does the Church stand on the Theory of Evolution? In this course we will examine these
questions and explore the relationship between faith and science. We will discover how faith and science are
not opposed to each other, but are actually complementary to each other, giving us a fuller understanding of the truth.

ONLINE
Bryan Jones

UPDATES: Please visit www.archstl.org/paul6 for updates, changes to the current schedule or for viewing 

 Christ Alive Speaker Series
Co-sponsored by Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, the Paul VI Institute and the Catholic Renewal
Center.

Lectures are open to the public. (Free will offerings will be accepted!) To register contact Jane Guenther at janeguenther@archstl.org or call 314-792-7734.

Can also be taken for 1 credit with the Paul VI Institute. To register for credit, contact Mary Beier at mbeier@archstl.org or call 314-792-7454.

Fighting Porn in Our Culture...and Winning!
Dr. Peter Kleponis

Saturday, September 13.
9am-Noon
Cardinal Rigali Center

Dr. Kleponis travels throughout the country educating people on how to win the battle against pornography through his program Fighting Porn in Our Culture...and Winning! He has presented his conferences to
numerous dioceses, colleges, seminaries religious communities, parents' groups and other Catholic organizations. His two recent books on the topic are: The Pornography Epidemic: A Catholic Approach and Integrity Restored: Helping Catholics Win the Battle Against Pornography.

Unbound: 5 Keys to Freedom in Christ.
Mr. Neal Lozano

Saturday,November 8
9am-Noon
Cardinal Rigali Center

Many believers struggle with the same sin areas time after time. Yet victory can be as simple as tapping into the potent power of the gospel. By focusing on Jesus and his work, rather than on the intimidating aspects of evil spirits, Lozano shows how to do just this. He also shows how to find and close any doors we may
have opened to evil influence and, consequently, Satan's strategies. He provides an understanding of the
relationship between deliverance prayer and the Sacrament of Reconciliation in helping people to reclaim the freedom that they have in Jesus Christ.

Forgiveness, Inner Healing and Mental Health: A Psychotherapy of New Beginnings.
Dr. Peter Martin

Saturday, January 24
9am-Noon
Cardinal Rigali Center

Interpersonal wounds and trauma can potentially plague an individual for life. Research has shown that
forgiveness can be a significant aid to working through these past wounds and resentments. This presentation focuses on early interpersonal attachment experiences as foundational for learning how to give and receive love and on forgiveness as one of the greatest gifts of love one can offer. The choice to forgive can paradoxically confer the forgiver deep inner healing in return. The presentation will also clarify common misconceptions about
forgiveness and provide a 4-phase model to help authentically forgive the perpetrator of the injustice so that Christ may reign more fully in one's life.

Affectivity and Effectivity: Drawing on St. Thomas Aquinas' Understanding of How to Order Human Emotions in Faith.
Ms. Suzanne Baars

Saturday, April 11
9am-Noon
Cardinal Rigali Center

This series of three talks by Catholic psychotherapist Suzanne Baars will focus on the importance of developing the
full capacity of the emotional life for a life of both holiness and happiness.  While the secular world extols the benefits of indulging all feelings, some Christians take the opposite track – which excludes the emotions from a life
given to God. Ms. Baars will explain how St. Thomas Aquinas saw the passions as gifts given to us by God which, when cultivated rightly, may actually be instrumental in strengthening a virtuous life.

These talks will appeal to individuals, couples and families, as well as to clergy and religious, in their
emphasis on the role of the heart in becoming a joyful Christian.

Co-sponsored by Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, the Paul VI Institute and the Catholic Renewal
Center.