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Learn How to Respond to Challenges in This Complex World.

Posted by Catholic Distance University on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 04:29 PM


It is not too late to join other passionate Catholics in the new continuing education course, Living Mercy: Social Teachings of the Church. This three-week interactive seminar, offered May 8-29, will be led by Instructor and Faculty Chair, Dr. Matthew Bunson.

The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church reminds us “the fundamental questions that accompany the human journey from the very beginning take on even greater significance in our own day, because of the enormity of the challenges, the novelty of the situations and the importance of the decisions facing modern generations."

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn the key principles of Catholic Social Teaching, what has been called the Church’s “best kept secret.” Students will encounter the four pillars of Catholic Social Teaching, trace the history of Catholic social thought especially the key Church documents and papal encyclicals from Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum in 1891 to Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ in 2015, and develop an ability to apply these teachings to real-world situations.

Enroll now to participate in the Living Mercy: Social Teachings of the Church seminar.


Plan ahead!

The need for Catholics to credibly, convincingly, and compellingly explain and share why we need the Church, the sacraments, and the Mass has never been greater. Join the July 3-24 seminar, Why do we need the Church?with Instructor Steven R. Hemler, president of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America (CAINA) and author of The Reality of God: The Layman's Guide to Scientific Evidence for the Creator.

Enroll today in this seminar.