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Package 1: Adult Faith Formation Package

 

This Adult-Level Comprehensive Catholic Course teaches the doctrines of the Faith using six main bodies of knowledge. Whether you are a catechumen studying for RCIA or are a lifelong Catholic intent on learning the Deposit of Faith, this is our highly-recommended course of study offered at an outstanding discount.

This is one of our BEST SELLING COURSES. Full content of the program is listed below. The purchase price includes all reading materials except for Archbishop Fulton Sheen's "Life of Christ" book which we ask our students to order as a supplement.

Notice: Students who are pursuing a Certificate of Completion should also complete the required elective as stated further down this page. And such students should consult our page "Requirements for Certificate Programs.”

Buy Adult Faith Formation Package for only $69.95

By purchasing Adult Faith Formation Package as a package you save $247.24 versus the combined cost of the individual lessons!

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Adult Faith Formation Package contains the following:


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In addition to the above core course, we ask all of our students to enroll in one of the following electives. You may enroll in more than one; however, we do require you to take one of these to earn our completion certification.

This course examines the most important aspect of our lives – our religious faith. We discuss basic issues – why we need religion, the existence of God and why relativism is wrong. After looking at various religions, the student learns why the Catholic Church is the one true religion. There are chapters on why we need the Catholic Church, the use of philosophy and logic in understanding the authenticity of Catholicism, the Apostles’ Creed, the Bible and Tradition in the Church. Every chapter opens and ends with Catholic prayers and there are extensive quotations from the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Compendium and the Catechism of the Council of Trent. Every section includes beautiful pictures to illustrate the point of the text. This is a course for those looking for faith and for those who want to follow the Catholic religion more faithfully and enthusiastically.

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This Program is designed for adults who are taking the Adult Faith Formation Program on CatechismClass.com and who will be preparing for their upcoming reception of the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony. The Program includes our Theological Preparation on the Sacrament of Matrimony and lessons on the evils of artificial contraception, and abortion which married couples must live by.

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These lessons include the writings of saints and Doctors of the Church, Scripture, Catechism instruction and history. They include inspiring artwork and activities that will help uncover that treasure that is hidden in prayer. Not only does this investigation seek to help improve one’s prayer life, this study encourages the development of virtue and intercession on behalf of the entire world.

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Do you know how to explain the Church's teachings about Mary? When someone challenges you about "worshipping" her, do you know what to say? Do you know how to recognize an authentic apparition of our Blessed Mother from something that has been fabricated? These and more questions are answered in ten lessons on Mariology. Learn about Marian prayers, seven important apparitions, the history of Marian devotions, shrines dedicated to Our Lady, the Litany of Loretto, apologetics, the saints who were devoted to Mary and much more.

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How does God really want us to live our lives? What is true happiness? The playbook to live on earth is detailed by God in the Bible and church documents. When the points are stacked against us, will we continue to use the playbook to win the game? This introduction to moral life gives clear explanations of church documents including the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Identifiable and relatable examples are used to bring moral life teaching into everyday life.

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Eschatology is the study of the end of life, the end of time, and the Final Coming of Christ. In Eschatology, Christian Theology focuses primarily on the “Four Last Things” that comprise its study. They are Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. In addition to these areas, we will explore as part of the five-part series on these topics, Purgatory, the place of temporary purification after death for souls that die in the state of grace (i.e. are destined for Heaven) but are no yet perfect and able to enter Heaven.

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Catholics are bound to observe the laws of the Church, in addition to the Ten Commandments. Many of these additional laws have been long established and observed by the Faithful for centuries. All together, the Deposit of Faith, that which a Catholic must believe in order to truly be a Catholic, requires Catholics to observe the Precepts of the Church. The Precepts of the Church are not all inclusive in terms of the rules for living a Catholic life. There are other laws that Catholics are bound to observe that are not listed in the Precepts of the Church. The Precepts of the Church are the six principal ones, that is, the six ones with which Catholics should ordinary be concerned, since they ordinarily occur in a person’s life. Through this course we will study the precepts in depth to understand the need for the precepts, what the precepts require of us, and why they are so important.

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When you think of the Councils of the Church, you probably imagine a group of Cardinals and Bishops quietly discussing obtuse theological doctrines which have no practical implications. Perhaps a loud cough is heard once in a while but, on the whole, it is a staid affair. Actually, the Councils were anything but impractical or quiet. There were loud disagreements and accusations of heresy. You will read about wars, riots, murders and shipwrecks as well as anti-popes and the suppression of the Templars. The Council members cared deeply about the religious and social problems of their day, arguing for months, sometimes years, in order to find a solution. Each chapter of the book contains a discussion of why the Council was called and what happened at the Council, as well as Biblical references and prayers. You shall meet many saints (from Saint Francis to Saint Nick) as well as a few characters not so holy. Each Council has its own exciting story but each has a unifying theme in the Church’s unending mission to guide souls to God.

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What is an apologetic? Simply put, an apologetic is an argument meant to persuade. Trial lawyers use apologetics every day to persuade juries and judges to adopt their point of view. But we, too, are exposed to apologetics everyday as we listen to advertising touting one product over another, or as we listen to our lawn care provider explain why we should continue using him to mow our lawn and trim our shrubs instead of a cheaper company down the street. No high theology to be found here! To the contrary, this course arms Catholics, both young and old, with easy to understand basics necessary to defend their Catholic Faith and to comfortably share this faith with others. If you are just beginning your walk as a newly committed Catholic or if you are a Cradle Catholic to whom the basic ways of the faith have become foggy, this course is for you.

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