HS501DE Church History.pdfHS501DE Church History.pdf

HS501DE: Church History

A review of the theological and historical development of the Church. Particular attention is paid to the history of the Church in the United States. Study of the important issues, controversies and persons in the history of the Church and their impact on the present view of the Church’s mission and vision.

Instructor: Rick Graff
2018 Online CST Pontifical College Josephinum Diaconate Institute.pdf2018 Online CST Pontifical College Josephinum Diaconate Institute.pdf

MO602DE Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching (CST) is the foundational doctrine of how to live as a Catholic in the world. CST begins with the human person and examines the manner in which a Catholic relates to others interpersonally, socially, politically, economically, and religiously. The body of CST spans the whole of the Church's history but has been richly expounded in recent decades. The course is designed around the outline of CST as contained in the great documents of the Church and compiled in the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (Compendium, 2004). Supportive material presented by the USCCB and other sources is included.  In the current catastrophic ecclesial environment, we will seek guidance from CST in understanding and responding to the church sex abuse crisis. 

Instructor: Deacon Bill Toller
PA951DE- Best Practices in Parish Administration 5 4 2020.pdfPA951DE- Best Practices in Parish Administration 5 4 2020.pdf

PA951DE Best Practices in Parish Administration

The course serves as an overview of civil legal and financial issues faced by the parish.  Topics addressed include:  overview of civil law; contracts; negligence and premises liability; land use and zoning; employment law, workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation; festivals, Bingo, casinos and liquor liability; tax exempt status; confidentiality/privileged communications; protection of children; and financial management.  Students will be asked to review and analyze actual published case decisions.

PA951DM Syllabus - Parish Administration.pdfPA951DM Syllabus - Parish Administration.pdf

PA951DM: Best Practices in Parish Administration

The course serves as an overview of civil legal and financial issues faced by the parish.  Topics addressed include:  overview of civil law; contracts; negligence and premises liability; land use and zoning; employment law, workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation; festivals, Bingo, casinos and liquor liability; tax exempt status; confidentiality/privileged communications; protection of children; and financial management.  Students will be asked to review and analyze actual published case decisions.

Instructor: Ken Barrett
PA 990 Introduction to Grief Counseling.pdfPA 990 Introduction to Grief Counseling.pdf

PA990DE: Introduction to Grief Counseling

This course guides the students though an exploration of the many facets of a person who is grieving. Completion of this course will allow the participant to identify with those who bereave a loss and allow the student to experience a methodology of counseling to apply in their ministry.

The student will explore the attitude that we have toward loss, death; define what grief and bereavement mean; identify factors that influence different reactions to grief; examine different grieving scenarios; consider cultural differences among various religions; explore the healing process through counseling; learn how to develop a good grief group; and list professional organizations and helpful resources for grieving and those who help them.


Completion of the course does not certify the student to act as a licensed or certified grief counselor but serves as an introductory level course that will help the student understand the grieving process and successfully conduct individual or group grief counseling sessions. 

Instructor: Deanna Chvatal