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Masters-level evening and weekend course offerings open to any students already possessing a bachelor’s degree include:

New Testament Scriptures (Professor: Dr. Matthew Genung)
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:40 PM, January 10-March 21

An introduction to the various writings that comprise the New Testament, including the theological insights expressed by the books and the process by which they were gathered together to form the New Testament.

Ecclesiology (Professor: Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh)
Thursdays, 7:00-9:40 PM, January 12-March 23
What does it mean to say that the Church is "One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic"? We will explore the fundamental mission of the Church as evangelization and the essential mission of the laity in spreading the Gospel.

Sacramental Theology (Professor: Fr. Ryan Ruiz)

Tuesdays, 7:00-9:40 PM, January 10-March 21
An exploration of the history and theology of the sacraments, including a study of the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and more recent writings.

Sacred Scripture Seen through Sacred Art (Professor: Dr. Cecelia Dorger)

Mondays, 7:00-9:40 PM, January 9-March 20

This course explores monuments of architecture, sculpture, and painting inspired by Sacred Scripture, including an examination of images of the Life of Christ depicted in liturgical year, images of Mary and the Saints, and Trinitarian images.

Religious Freedom in the American Context (Professor: Dr. Ken Craycraft)

Thursdays, 7:00-9:40 PM, February 16-May 11

This course will examine the historical foundation of the American doctrine of religious liberty and the contemporary legal and political developments that directly challenge the liberty of both the Church and individual believers.

Only Wonder Comprehends: Faith and Science (Professor: Dr. Tracy Jamison, among others)

Thursdays, 7:00-9:40 PM, January 12-March 23
The experience of empathy and the shared experience of a desire for beauty, truth, and wonder can serve as a starting point for dialogue between faith and science and between the Christian faithful and scientists. The course will seek to overcome the false conflict between faith and science.

Non-degree certificate-level courses open to any students already possessing at least a high school diploma include:

Liturgy and Prayer (Professor: Fr. Larry Tensi)

Saturdays, 9:30-12:10, January 14-March 25
Note: this class is offered at St. Ignatius Church, Monfort Heights
Enter into and reflect upon a variety of individual and communal prayer experiences and consider the practical problems of leading liturgical and communal prayer in parishes.

Using Scripture in Parish Ministry (Professor: Mr. Bill Frantz)

Tuesdays, 7:00-9:40 PM, March 28-May 9

A practical introduction to the use of Sacred Scripture in parish ministry settings, including resources and best practices for Bible Study, RCIA, youth ministry, sacramental preparation, and parish meetings.

Discipleship (Professor: Ms. Mary Bellman)

Saturdays, 9:30-12:10, January 10-March 21

This course will focus on themes basic to ministry such as call, response, freedom, choice, and paschal mystery.


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