Lifelong Learning in the Faith Through Online Education
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is an online accredited universitydedicated to teaching Catholic theology,providing catechetical certiﬁcation,and offering continuing education foradult faith formation. From our three-week online interactive seminars toour semester-length undergraduate andgraduate group classes, all of CDU’sauthentically Catholic courses are well-written and well-taught. Our programshave no residency requirements, and ourinteractive learning format is designed toprovide guided dialogue between facultyand students, and to promote groupdiscussions with adults around the world.
Master of Arts in Theology withconcentration areas in EcclesialService, Sacred Scripture,Philosophy/Theology, andCatholic Culture
BA Completion program in Theology
Advanced Catechist Certiﬁcate
Catechist and lay ministry formation
Adult faith formation
: The presidentof a Catholic university is personallybound to make a profession of faith,according to the formula approved bythe Apostolic See, in the presence ofthe chancellor or diocesan bishop or adelegate at the beginning of the termof ofﬁce.
The Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity
, Acta ApostolicaeSedis
: The obligation of a specialoath of ﬁdelity has been extended topresidents of Catholic universities.
“To the extentpossible, the majority of the board oftrustees should be Catholics commit-ted to the Church.”
“The univer-sity should strive to recruit and appointCatholics as professors so that, to theextent possible, those committed tothe witness of the faith will constitute amajority of the faculty.”
: It is neces-sary that Catholic theologians have a
from the diocesan bishop.
Pope John Paul II
(to American bishops,2004): “By their very nature, Catholiccolleges and universities are called tooffer an institutional witness of ﬁdelityto Christ and to his word as it comes tous from the Church, a public witnessexpressed in the canonical requirementof the
“Catholic studentshave a right to receive from a univer-sity instruction in authentic Catholicdoctrine and practice, especially fromtheologians.”Mandatum
“I hereby declare myrole and responsibility as a teacher ofa theological discipline within the fullcommunion of the Church. As a teacherof a theological discipline, therefore,I am committed to teach authenticCatholic doctrine and to refrain fromputting forth as Catholic teachinganything contrary to the Church’smagisterium.”
“If a particular profes-sor lacks a
and continuesto teach a theological discipline, theuniversity must determine what furtheraction may be taken in accordance withits own mission and statutes.”
Catholic theologiansare personally bound to make a profes-sion of faith, according to the formulaapproved by the Apostolic See, in thepresence of the university president ifhe is a priest, or the diocesan bishopor a delegate, at the beginning of theirterm of ofﬁce.
The Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity
, Acta Apostolicae Sedis
:The obligation of a special oath ofﬁdelity has been extended to Catholictheology professors.
: “Catholicstudents have a right to be providedwith opportunities to practice thefaith through participation in Mass,the sacraments, religious devotions,and other authentic forms of Catholicspirituality.” The university “shall makeprovision for effective campus ministryprograms, including the celebrationof the sacraments, especially theEucharist and penance, other liturgi-cal celebrations, and opportunities forprayer and spiritual reﬂection.”
The U.S. Bishops’ 2004Catholics in Political Life
: “Catholicinstitutions should not honor thosewho act in deﬁance of our fundamentalmoral principles. They should not begiven awards, honors, or platformsthat would suggest support for theiractions.”
“It is importantfor Catholic universities to implementin practical terms their commitmentto the essential elements of Catholicidentity, including activities of ofﬁciallyrecognized student and faculty organi-zations and associations.”
: “It is im-portant for Catholic universities toimplement in practical terms theircommitment to the essential elementsof Catholic identity, including the com-mitment to create a campus cultureand environment that is expressive andsupportive of a Catholic way of life.”
: “It is im-portant for Catholic universities toimplement in practical terms theircommitment to the essential ele-ments of Catholic identity, includingthe commitment to provide healthcare in conformity with the Church’sethical and religious teaching anddirectives.”The Catholic Identity College Survey offers objective questions about a university’s Catholic identity. We designed thesurvey so that a “YES” answer reﬂects essential elements of the renewal of Catholic identity called for by Pope John PaulII’s 1990 apostolic constitution on higher education,
Ex Corde Ecclesiae
(Out of the Heart of the Church), its 2000 Ap-plication to the United States, canon law, and other Church documents.
Guide to the Guide: Why These Questions?
in mind, body and spirit
A Unique Academic Program•
One-on-one attention from dedicated professors
Analysis of the works of the greatthinkers of Western and EasternCivilizations• Seminar classes in the Socratic methodof open-dialogue
A Vibrant Catholic Community
• Faithful to the Magisterium and our Catholic identity• Daily Mass, Rosary, Reconciliation,and Adoration• Acquire Vatican-approved ApostolicCatechetical Diploma
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Preparation for Life
Now accepting applications for the Associates & Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs
A Rich Cultural Experience•
Live andstudy in Europe through the
Norcia, Italy Program
• Attend orchestral symphonies, ballets,theatrical plays, and operas• Discover the beauty of Latin, GregorianChant, and Renaissance Polyphony.