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Why Do We Need the Church?

Posted by Catholic Distance University on Mon, Jun 05, 2017 @ 04:16 PM

This unique seminar will help you stand for Christ, learn to counsel the doubtful, and instruct the uninformed.

Many people today consider themselves to be “spiritual” but not “religious.” Surveys show that over half of American adults do not regularly attend church, and only 20% of Catholics born after 1970 attend Mass. Surprisingly, about two-thirds of those who do not attend church believe that God exists and consider themselves to be Christian, yet they see little value in attending Mass. This likely includes some of your own family and friends. Therefore, the need to equip Catholics to credibly, convincingly, and compellingly explain and share why we need the Church, the sacraments, and the Mass has never been greater.


Enjoy the online 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. 

This apologetics seminar will help us respond to this alarming and growing trend by exploring key reasons why active involvement in the life of the Church, especially the Mass, is Christ’s will for his followers. All Catholics will appreciate this unique seminar as an opportunity to strengthen their faith and learn valuable information for sharing with family and friends who do not attend Mass.

Weekly Topics:

Week One: Why does the Church still matter today?

Week Two: Why are the sacraments important?

Week Three: Why go to Mass?

Enroll today in this three- week seminar that starts on July 3 and runs each week through July 24, 2017.  Register now!