2018 Online CST Pontifical College Josephinum Diaconate Institute.pdf2018 Online CST Pontifical College Josephinum Diaconate Institute.pdf

MO602DE Catholic Social Teaching copy 1

Catholic Social Teaching (CST) may well be the Church’s “best kept secret.” CST is rich in political insight. Yet, Catholics in recent years have had considerable difficulty reconciling their faith, including the explicit teachings of CST, with the political choices offered in American politics. This course introduces Catholic Social Teaching, its place within Catholic doctrine, and its response to contemporary challenges of society, politics, and economy. It also considers Catholic Social Teaching’s relation to contemporary American ideologies. The course is designed as a core intellectual component of deacon formation. However, any deacon candidate, deacon, or colleague in ministry may find this course useful for ongoing formation in Catholic teaching.  Facilitator:  Deacon Matt Dulka

Instructor: Deacon Bill Toller
Syllabus - Introduction to Diaconal Ministry - Theology of Diaconate .pdfSyllabus - Introduction to Diaconal Ministry - Theology of Diaconate .pdf

DO801DE Introduction to the Diaconate

The deacon is described as "a minister of Word, Altar, Charity and Justice." In this online seminar course, an exposition of the official teachings of the Roman Catholic Church will bring to light the dogmatic foundations of the Diaconate. By researching the liturgical and social history of the Order, students will be encouraged to develop theological descriptions of the Diaconate that are consistent with the official teachings of the Magisterium. 

Instructor: Frank Iannarino
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) may well be the Church’s “best kept secret.” CST is rich in political insight. Yet, Catholics in recent years have had considerable difficulty reconciling their faith, including the explicit teachings of CST, with the political choices offered in American politics. This course introduces Catholic Social Teaching, its place within Catholic doctrine, and its response to contemporary challenges of society, politics, and economy. It also considers Catholic Social Teaching’s relation to contemporary American ideologies. The course is designed as a core intellectual component of deacon formation. However, any deacon candidate, deacon, or colleague in ministry may find this course useful for ongoing formation in Catholic teaching.  Facilitator:  Deacon Matt Dulka

Instructor: Kevin McCarthy

MO844DM Moral Theology

An introduction to Catholic moral teaching including natural law; character, virtue, acts and object of acts; scriptural basis for moral teaching; an introduction to Veritatis splendor and Magisterial teaching.

Instructor: John Fulton
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