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REASONS FOR FAITH
NEWMAN CATECHETICAL CERTIFICATE

Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you
to account for the hope that is in you,
yet do it with gentleness and reverence.

1Pet 3:15

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START MONDAY 23rd September 2024

  • Catholics often have a profound sense of the faith; but equally often, they have difficulty explaining the reasons for their faith (and their hope) when asked questions or when challenged.

 

  • St Peter, our first pope, encourages us to be always ready (prepared) to make an apologia (a defense – a reasoned explanation) for the hope that we have in Christ Jesus. This programme will equip students with the basic principles needed to make this kind of preparation.

 

  • The programme is designed to help catechists, parents, parish workers, and anyone interested in giving reasons for our Catholic faith.  We will look at specific questions and treat concrete examples.  We will examine Biblical arguments as well as arguments from reason.  We will learn how to deal with some of the most difficult questions of our time.

  

  • We invite you to come and learn how to give credible answers to difficult questions. In the process of learning how to answer the questions of others, your own faith will be edified and your hope strengthened.

Nine Months - 33 Sessions

Online Interactive Lectures

Choose From 2 Times

MONDAYS

  

9:00-11:00am  OR  7:00-9:00pm 

(UK Time)

 

10:00am-12:00pm  OR   8:00-10:00pm  (Central European Time)

 

2:00-4:00pm  (Eastern Time - USA)

 

11:00am-1:00pm (Pacific Time - USA)

Once you have registered and made your payment you will receive an email on the evening before each lecture/discussion session, with the link for the next day’s session. On the first day of a course, there will be an optional test meeting 15 minutes before the start of the session – for anyone who wishes to practice clicking the link and making sure they can see and hear without any problems. At the time of the session, to “enter the meeting room”, you simply click the link in your email, follow the directions, and you are in! There is no need for any advanced computer or technical skill. Real-time Interactive Participation Once you are in the “meeting room”, you can see and hear everything. To ask questions, or participate in the discussion, you simply un-mute your microphone (or you can opt to just listen). We prefer everyone’s web-cam to be turned on, so that we’re all visible to each other, but you can opt to turn off your web-cam if necessary. You can ask questions, contribute to the discussion, and participate just as you would if you were onsite – all from the comfort of your own home. Following each session, notes will be emailed to you. 24-hour email, and access to your tutor by phone or Zoom by appointment. In Case You Miss a Lecture on one of our long courses As with any discipline, a certain time commitment is necessary in order to learn effectively. Nevertheless, we understand that there will be times when you might be unable to attend a lecture. When this happens, you can contact your course lecturer as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made for you to learn the material covered in the lecture you missed. You will be provided with the resources necessary, so that you do not have major gaps in your learning.

Topics Covered in this Programme

  • Faith & Reason

  • The Existence of God

  • Divine Revelation & the Canon of Scripture

  • The Relationship between Scripture & Tradition

  • The Trinity and the Divinity of Christ

  • The Resurrection of Christ

  • The Church founded by Christ & the Apostolic Succession

  • Original Sin & Justification

  • The Mass  & the Sacraments

  • The Blessed Virgin Mary

  • Purgatory

  • The Saints

  • Veneration of Relics

Enjoy the Interactive Lectures & Discussions from your own home

Interactive Real-time Participation  & Regular Feedback from your Academic Tutor

START MONDAY 23rd September 2024

Best Value

Reasons - One Payment

£998

998

33 Sessions + Bonus Workshops + Notes + Registration Fee

Valid for 10 months

Best Value - Monthly

Reasons Course - Monthly Payment

£120

120

Every month

Month's Sessions + Bonus Workshops + Notes + Registration Fee

Valid for 9 months

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Acct Number:  88879615

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  • Please transfer £998 

  • or set up a standing order for £120 - to be paid before the 1st of the month - for 9 months.

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