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Monday, September 6, 2010

Adult Online Classes: Catholic Apologetics

Update: This live course has concluded and is available now as a recorded course through our Unlimited Access! Service. This is a great way to learn at your own pace when your schedule allows. To subscribe or learn more: Adult and High School Catholic Online Classes

We are very excited to announce our newest adult course through Aquinas Connections. Gary Michuta, Catholic apologist and author, will be leading us through the hows and why of Catholic Apologetics.

Gary taught a similar course for high school students through Homeschool Connections and it remains our most popular recorded course. It's not just Gary's grasp of apologetics and biblical knowledge that makes his classes special; it's his deep love for all things Catholic and his natural gift of communicating that love to his audience.

Anyone who takes this course will walk away renewed in their faith and ready to evangelize.

Practical Catholic Apologetics
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Course dates: Thursdays, October 21 to December 16, 2010. There is no class November 25th for Thanksgiving
Total classes: 8
Starting time: 8:00 pm, Eastern (7pm, Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $100 for all 8 classes

Course description: These classes will focus on apologetic material that has been developed in the field and proven to helpful and effective. You will learn two or three lines of explanation/argument concerning such doctrines as salvation, sola Scriptura, the papacy, the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the Mass, intercession of the saints, and Mary.

Upon completing the course the students will be able to give an effective defense of the most often attacked Catholic doctrines and practices. You will gain confidence in defending the Faith and have a better appreciation of how Protestants read and understand the Bible.

Course materials: No required books.
Optional materials: Recommended if you would like to expand on the course: The Gospel According to James McCarthy, Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger, and How to Wolf-proof Your Kids, all authored by Mr. Michuta. Each book touches on points made during the course and explores them more deeply. All are available from Grotto Press.

Equipment requirements: Students are required to have high-speed internet. A headset with microphone is recommended. If you don't have a headset, you at least need speakers.
Availability of recorded classes: Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months for your review. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the recording and/or course contents in any form is strictly prohibited.
Misc: Mr. Michuta is available in between classes for questions and comments.

Instructor's biography: Gary Michuta is the author of Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger: Did the Catholic Church Add Books to the Bible? [Grotto Press, 2007], and How to Wolf-Proof Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Keeping Your Kids Catholic [Grotto Press, 2010]. This unique book gives Catholic parents and educators valuable insights into the deceptive tactics used by anti-Catholics and concrete suggestions on how to combat these methods. Mr. Michuta was also the co-host of the radio show Hands on Apologetics Live. He is a frequent guest on various Catholic radio shows such as Catholic Answers Live (EWTN), Searching the Word (Relevant Radio), and the Son Rise Morning Show (EWTN). He gave his “inversion story” on The Journey Home (EWTN) and he worked as an uncredited consultant for Steve Ray’s Footsteps of God video series (Ignatius Press). Since 2003, Mr. Michuta has developed apologetic material for the Eastern Church Re-Evangelization Commission (E.C.R.C) to aid the Chaldean Catholic Dioceses. Gary currently offers classes on Apologetics to Catholic parishes around the country.

Practical Catholic Apologetics
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