Spring 2010 Course Registration Available
Spring Registration is available now. See Spring Course Schedule and Course Registration. Deadline for registration is January 29. The Paul VI office will be closed December 24-Jan 4.
New Courses this Semester
The Johannine Epistles
Among the New Testament documents, the Letters of John and, particularly, the First Epistle, are considered texts that are especially rich with doctrine. This course will consider the affirmations about God as "Light" and "Love," to the Christological confessions of faith, as well as the demanding conditions of our communion with God. Course Description: An exegetical presentation of the Letters of John. Envisioned outcomes: an ability to interpret Johannine passages in their context, with attention to such key features as irony, symbolism, characterization, and spirituality; an ability to derive key concepts, themes, and messages from these texts for personal formation, catechetical and pastoral ministry. This course will be taught in the ONLINE format by Rev. Damien R. Dougherty, O.F.M. Fr. Dougherty has inspired his students in his course on St. Francis and the many courses he offers in Sacred Scripture.
Indiana Jones, the Tomb Raiders and the Real Archaeology of the Bible
The real story of Biblical Archaeology in the Ancient Near East is just about as exciting as some of the movies suggest. This course will take you through the history and methods of digging up our past. Beginning in the early 19th century, Biblical Archaeology has evolved from a free-for-all sometimes resembling the movies, to a science used in support of the truths of the Faith. The professor has been on a dig in Galilee and has been taught the modern methods of excavation and preservation. He will take the student through this history, show the student the methods, and tie in the data to the other sources of revelation we use on a regular basis. The student will have an appreciation of these other most important sources of information that help explain and buttress our faith. This course will be taught by Rev. Gregory J. Lockwood in a traditional face to face format, but condensed into 5 class periods. Students enjoy his dynamic style in courses on Church History, Mary, Woman of Faith and most recently The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: The Fathers of Catholic Theology, Troublemakers and Heretics in the Panorama of Church History. This course is being taught at Immaculate Conception, Dardenne.
Christian Philosophy for Catechesis
In Fides et Ratio, John Paul II taught that true philosophical formation is an essential preparation for the “defense of human dignity and the proclamation of the Gospel message” (no. 102). But what resources can philosophy offer catechists facing the task of spiritual formation in a relativist and pluralist culture? Drawing on the perennial philosophy that has characterized the best of Western thought and has been taken up into the Church’s own reflection, this course will introduce students to an overview of the discipline and apply philosophical principles to issues such as evangelization, relativism, social order, human formation, and sexuality.
This course will be taught by Dr. Randall Colton, Associate Academic Dean and Associate Professor from Cardinal Glennon College. This course is being taught at Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury.
Spanish Course Offered:
Rev. Carlos Roman
MT 101 Catecismo III: Fundamentos de la Moralidad Catolica Es un estudio de los principios de la teología moral y de las enseñanzas morales fundamentales enfatizando en que el camino de Cristo “nos lleva a la vida,” como está descrito en la parte III del Catecismo Católico.
Jueves, 11 de febrero – 29 de abril 7:00 – 9:15 p.m. St. Cecilia, St. Louis
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Catechism III: Life in Christ – workshop
FEBRUARY 6, 2010, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This workshop will reflect on how the way of Christ leads to life. We will discuss topics such as the dignity of the human person, the call to follow Jesus, human freedom, judging the morality of an action, conscience, the virtues, the Beatitudes and the Ten Commandments. We will have three presenters of moral theology.
Rev. Edward Richard, M.S., Director of Paul VI Institute; Rev. Donald Henke, Associate Director of Paul VI Institute and Dr. Shawn McCauley Welch, Associate Academic Dean of the Institute. The workshop will include lunch and will be located at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, MO 63119.
Thank you ACA!
The ACA allows parishes, schools and individuals who take advantage of Pope Paul VI Catechetical Institute to do so for about one half of the actual cost of those programs. The total cost of our courses is $200.00 per credit hour, and since the majority of our classes are two credit hours, the actual cost per course is $400.00. With the support that we receive from ACA we are able to offer our courses to students at this substantially reduced rate. We would like to express our gratitude to the ACA and request that you support it generously.