Monday, August 16, 2010

School of Faith

In the Kansas City area (on the Kansas side), an incredible new apostolate has been underway. It's a series of fascinating classes related to the Catholic faith. This fall, they're offering the following courses:

Prayer & Spirituality / 12 Weeks
  • Monday Evenings, 7:00 PM St. Michael the Archangel, Leawood
  • Thursday Mornings, 6:30 AM Sacred Heart, Shawnee
Apologetics for Beginners (Part One of two parts) / 12 Weeks
  • Wednesday Mornings, 9:30 AM * St. Michael the Archangel, Leawood
  • Wednesday Evenings, 7:00 PM Prince of Peace, Olathe
  • Thursday Mornings, 9:30 AM * Sacred Heart, Shawnee
Enkindle 24-Week Walk Through the Catechism (Part One of two parts) / 12 Weeks
  • Monday Evenings, 7:00 PM Christ the King, Topeka
  • Tuesday Afternoons, 1:00 PM Nativity, Leawood
  • Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 PM Nativity, Leawood
  • Saturday Mornings, 6:45 AM Holy Trinity, Lenexa
First Thursdays One Night Each Month Beginning September 2 / New Topic Each Month / FREE
  • 1st Thursday Evenings, 7:00 PM Holy Spirit, Overland Park
Fall Mini-Course Praying the Gospel Four-Week Bible Study Through the Mysteries of the Rosary / FREE
  • Mondays in October, 7:00 PM Cure of Ars, Prairie Village

There are five people teaching the courses:
  • Mike Scherschligt, STL (Marianum, Rome)
  • Troy Hinkel (doctoral candidate in Church history)
  • John-Mark Miravalle, STL, STD (Regina Apostolorum, Rome)
  • Leon Suprenant (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D.; Franciscan University, Masters in Theology)
  • Matthew Tsakanikas, STL (John Paul II Institute, Lateran University, Rome.)
Leon, you'll note, is the author of Catholic Hour, and has an incredible bio, sharing my dual loves for litigation and Catholicism. All five of the teachers have actual training in theology - they're not simply interested Catholics, but interested, knowledgeable, trained Catholics, objectively qualified to teach the courses.

Courses are either free or $150/semester, depending on the course. But if you can't afford the course (or you live too far away, or the timing doesn't work, etc.), you can get audio versions of previous semester's courses online for free. The free audio includes the following courses so far:
So far, I've just dabbled, having just heard about this at Mass this morning, but with so many easily-available resources, I've got no excuse not to check them out more. And now, neither do you!

2 comments:

  1. What an absolute great resource! I'll definitely be referring people to it via my blog as well. Thanks for posting this.

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  2. Thanks, Chris! I'm liking your blog -- your post on emergency contraception was astute. The argument "How about a 15 day pill? Don't scoff at it; who would have ever thought we would have a five day pill?" seems wholly sound.

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