CDU studentCDU Graduate Student Is Ordained to the Priesthood

Rev. Christopher Bragg Etheridge, IVE, a priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, was ordained on May 28th by His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. Father Etheridge serves as the Dean of Studies at the Ven. Fulton Sheen Seminary and the Parochial Vicar at St. John Baptist de la Salle in Chillum, MD. After earning his BA in Theology degree at CDU in 2016, he enrolled in CDU’s MA degree in Theology program.

“My experience in the BA program was such a positive one that it was almost natural to consider CDU as my choice for a Master’s program,” Father Etheridge says. “One of the great advantages of studying through CDU is that I know for sure that what my professors have taught me is the same truth that has been handed on and guarded by the Church for centuries.”

 

CDU galaKnights of Columbus Leaders Honored at 2016 Gala

On November 5, 2016, supporters of Catholic Distance University gathered in Arlington, Virginia, for CDU’s annual gala. The Founders Award, the university’s highest honor, was presented to two individuals: Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore and Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, and Carl A. Anderson, the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus.

CDU Winter TermApply or Enroll Today to Begin in January!

Registration for our Winter I term is underway. Apply now to an undergraduate or graduate program or simply sign up to take a course. Courses begin on January 9th.

 

CDU Alissa ThorellTHEO 468. Principles of Moral Theology

Join Professor Alissa Thorell in our Winter II term for THEO 468. Principles of Moral Theology. What are the motives that drive our actions? What defines an action as good or evil? What habits form our actions, and what are the norms that guide them? These are just a few of the questions Professor Thorell will explore in this undergraduate core course, which all students seeking a B.A. in Theology must take. Students will gain a greater understanding of man’s capacity and culpability for sin and the generous gift of grace we receive from God. After exploring how these elements interrelate, students will consider how to incorporate this knowledge into Christian living.

Professor Thorell, who holds an M.T.S. from The Catholic University of America, works as a freelance reviewer, editor, and teacher. She has worked as the catechism specialist for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis. She has also worked as a college campus minister for the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities at the USCCB, as a middle school and high school abstinence educator, and she has held various youth ministry positions in New York, Pittsburgh, and Steubenville. Her international volunteer experience includes missions in Ethiopia, Jamaica, and Haiti.

CDU Winter IIApply or Enroll Today to Begin in March!

Registration for our Winter II term is underway. Apply now to an undergraduate or graduate program or simply sign up to take a course. Courses begin on March 6th.

 

Course Name Winter I
Winter II Summer
I
Summer
II
Fall
I
Fall
II
CHIST 514. Church History I: Early Christians to the Middle Ages - 8Wk       X   X
CHIST 524. Church History II: Renaissance to Modern Church (OSV core) - 8Wk   X     X  
CHIST 544. History of the Catholic Church in America - 8Wk     X      
ENG 501. Graduate Research Skills (core) X 2017          
GREEK 501. Biblical Greek I X          
GREEK 502. Biblical Greek II     X      
LATIN 501. Latin I         X  
LATIN 502. Latin II X          
PAST 500 - Foundations in Catholic Pastoral Counseling/Pastoral Ministry - 8Wk X          
PHIL 508. Philosophy for Theology (core) X       X  
PHIL 534. Philosophy of the Human Person         X  
PHIL 648. Phenomenology: Truth of the World     X      
RELED 550. Principles for Ecclesial Service (OSV core)         X  
RELED 560. Principles of Catholic Education (OSV core) - 8Wk   X        
RELED 671. Leadership for Catholic Adult Faith Formation     X      
SCRPT 515. Biblical Foundations - 16Wk         X  
SCRPT 520. Pentateuch - 8Wk X          
SCRPT 530. Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History (OSV core) - 8Wk    X       X
SCRPT 540. Isaiah and the Prophets     X      
SCRPT 570. Letter to the Romans - 8Wk   X        
SCRPT 571. The Gospel of St. John - 8Wk       X    
SCRPT 576. The Letters of St. Paul         X  
SCRPT 662. The Synoptic Gospels     X      
SPIR 501. Applied Catholic Spirituality (OSV core) - 8Wk   X       X
THEO 500. The Light of Faith: Basics of Catholicism (core) - 8Wk X 2017          
THEO 503. The Catholic Theological Tradition   X X X X X
THEO 510. Revelation and Faith: Fundamental Theology (core) - 8Wk and 12Wk   X   X(8wk) X(12Wk)  
THEO 551. Theology of the Sacraments (core) X       X  
THEO 560. Fundamental Moral Theology (core) - 8Wk   X   X   X
THEO 584. The Modern Crisis of Values and the Catholic Mind     X      
THEO 617. The Evidence for God from Contemporary Physics and Philosophy
(OSV core)
X          
THEO 631. Introduction to Christology (core)     X   X  
THEO 640. Explaining and Defending the Faith (OSV core) - 8Wk            
THEO 641. Theology of the Church (core) X   X      
THEO 682. Forming a Catholic World View: Catholic Social Teachings (OSV core) - 8Wk    X     X  
Course Name Winter I
Winter II Summer
I
Summer
II
Fall
I
Fall
II
BIO 150. Nutrition X          
CHIST 314. Church History I: Early Christians to Middle Ages (core) - 8Wk       X   X
CHIST 324. Church History II: Renaissance to Modern Church (core) - 8Wk   X     X  
CHIST 344. History of the Catholic Church in America - 8Wk     X      
ENG 101. Undergraduate Research Skills (core) X          
ENG 105. Introduction to Composition for Theology - 8Wk X   X   X  
GREEK 101. Biblical Greek I X          
GREEK 201. Biblical Greek II     X      
HUM 171. Western Civilization, Part I (core) (8wk) X       X  
HUM 271. Western Civilization, Part II (core) (8wk)     X      X
LATIN 101. Latin I         X  
LATIN 201. Latin II X          
PHIL 235. Elements of Philosophy of the Human Person - 8Wk   X        
PHIL 305. Introduction to Plato and Aristotle (core) - 8Wk     X     X
RELED 432. General Catechetics for the New Evangelization X          
SCRPT 303. Survey of the Old Testament (core) (8wk)      X   X  
SCRPT 306. Survey of the New Testament with the CCC (core) (8wk) X     X    
SCRPT 310. Reading Scripture Theologically - 8Wk   X     X  
SCRPT 330. Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History - 8Wk     X     X
SCRPT 370. Letter to the Romans - 8Wk   X        
SCRPT 371. The Gospel of St. John - 8Wk       X    
SPIR 301. Applied Catholic Spirituality - 8Wk   X       X
THEO 101. Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part I (core) - 8Wk; AA degree students only X   X   X  
THEO 102. Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part II (core) - 8Wk; AA degree students only   X   X   X
THEO 103. Ethics and Morality (core) - 8Wk   X   X   X
THEO 304. Foundations of Catholicism (core) - 8Wk X   X   X  
THEO 313. God, Man and the Universe (core) - 8Wk   X   X    X
THEO 332. Jesus Christ: God, Man and Savior (core) - 8Wk X     X    
THEO 342. The Four Constitutions of Vatican II (core) - 8Wk   X     X  
THEO 353. Sacraments: Masterworks of God (core) - 8Wk X     X    
THEO 418. Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas         X  
THEO 468. Principals of Moral Theology - 8Wk   X      X  

Lectio Divina: A Way of Praying the Scriptures

 

Nov. 28 - Dec. 19, 2016

The Word of God is powerful and personal.  Through the practice of Lectio Divina or Divine Reading, God leads us to meditate, pray, and put into action His all-powerful Word.  For many years the Church has been teaching this spiritual practice for deepening one’s relationship with God.  Those who complete this seminar will be able to describe the basic steps of this effective type of prayer, and comfortably engage in praying the Scriptures using Lectio Divina.

 

 

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Missionary Discipleship: Encounter Jesus and Spread the Good News

 

Jan. 23 – Feb. 13, 2017

This three week seminar will focus on the Holy Father’s call and challenge to Catholics to live out our relationship with Jesus through the lens of a missionary in our everyday lives.

   

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to see a complete list of online seminars.


 

Summer 2016  
Registration Opens 5/16/16
Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes 6/20/16
Registration/Payment Deadline 6/27/16
Course Preview Opens 7/1/16
First Day of Class 7/4/16
Last day to register for a course 7/8/16
Last Day to Drop a Course (No W on transcript) 7/15/16
Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript) 7/31/16
Exams open to students 8/24/16
 Last Day of Class  8/27/16
 Last Day to take Final Exams  8/27/16
 Grades Available  9/2/16

 

 Fall I 2016  12 week  8 week
 Registration Opens 7/11/16 7/11/16
 Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes) 8/15/16 8/15/16
 Tuition Payment Deadline 8/22/16 8/22/16
 Course Preview Opens 8/26/16 8/26/16
 First Day of Class 8/29/16 8/29/16
 Last day to register for a course 9/2/16 9/2/16
 Last Day to Drop a Course (No W on transcript) 9/9/16 9/9/16
 Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript)  10/23/16 9/25/16
 Exams open to students 11/16/16
(SCRPT 515-12/14/16)
10/19/16
 Last day of class 11/19/16
(SCRPT 515-12/17/16)
10/22/16
 Last day to take Final Exams 11/19/16
(SCRPT 515-12/17/16)
10/22/16
 Grades Available 11/25/16
(SCRPT 515-12/23/16)
10/28/16

 

 Click here to see a full list of Term Dates for 2016
 Click here to see a full list of Term Dates for 2017

CDU partners with several dioceses and groups to provide high quality online programs in adult faith formation. This partnership allows members of these partners to experience CDU's noncredit courses and seminars at a discounted rate.

If your diocese is listed below, then you are eligible for Group Subsidy Partner discounts. To learn more and to register for courses and seminars click on your group's name:

 

Each of CDU's partners has a customized agreement - Please visit your partner page and follow the directions for registering for a class.

Become a Subsidy Partner
Learn more on how your group can partner with CDU to enhance the goals and reach of adult faith formation. Contact Sister Mary Margret Ann at 888.254.4238 ext. 709 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .