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Fall Theology Courses

#14 CONTACT: Lydia Szyjka
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 610-647-4400, Ext. 3143

IMMACULATA UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES FALL THEOLOGY COURSES

Immaculata University, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education, announces a religion certificate program designed for diocesan teachers, catechists, and liturgists. In addition to its regular three-credit theology offerings, Immaculata is providing one-credit academic courses that may be used to satisfy the diocesan requirements of Theology electives from a Catholic college. Also available are workshops that equal 1.5 archdiocesan credits. These educational opportunities are designed for teachers who are seeking their Professional Religion Certificate from the Office of Religious Education.
The following one-credit courses are being offered this fall. Cost for each course is $320 for one credit, $30 for diocesan teachers, catechists, and liturgists. These courses can also be taken as non-credit workshops for $160.
GETTING ACQUAINTED: JOHN PAUL II. This course will examine the life and impact of John Paul II. Content includes perspectives on John Paul II´s personal witness, literary legacy and theological vision. John Corrigan, MA, will lead this class on Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
SPIRITUALITY IN EVERYDAY LIFE. This course explores the Vatican II´s universal call to holiness which is rooted in the Sacrament of Baptism. Through a study of the life of Jesus and exploration into the various types of prayer, students are helped to recognize God´s presence in their daily lives. Claudia Robuck, MA, will lead this class on Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
MEDIA, CULTURE AND THEOLOGY. This course focuses on the issues of communication and ministry in a mass-media dominated society. Students explore the links between the media, culture, and the underlying moral perspectives. Steven Bozza, MA, will lead this class on Saturdays, September 11 and 25, from 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
LOST IN COSMOS: REFLECTING ON FAITH AND REASON. Life´s trials compel us to ask: Who am I? Where did I come from and where am I going? This course examines such questions in the light of God´s love revealed through His Incarnate Son, Jesus. Richard Poce, MA, will lead this class on Mondays, September 27, October 4, 11, and 18, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
HEALING THE CULTURE: REVERENCE FOR LIFE. This course explores the basic theological and pastoral principles that undergird the belief in the dignity and sanctity of human life. Specific topics and themes will be discussed in light of the teaching of John Paul II and the United States Catholic Bishops. Sister Sheila Galligan, IHM, STL, STD, will lead this class on Saturdays, September 18 and October 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
ROOTED IN CHRIST: RENEWING THE FAMILY. This course investigates the various dimensions of the fulfillment of the family in Christ as well as the family´s role in the Church´s mission to build a culture of love. Dominic Lombardi, MA, will lead this course on Saturdays, October 9, and 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
RELATIVISM: THE DEATH OF TRUTH? What makes an action right or wrong? Who are we to judge the actions of people from other cultures? Are all moral values relative to one another? This course provides answers to these questions in the light of Christian morality and practical reasoning. Students will come to appreciate that morality and truth are not relative but intimately related to the person of Christ. Henry Poce, MA, will lead this class on Saturdays, October 16 and 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information on these workshops, please call the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400, ext. 3241.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, liberal arts institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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