From the Bishops

CDU Archbishop LoriThe following is from Archbishop Lori at the November 5, 2016 CDU Gala:

“Using modern technology and taking into account contemporary lifestyles, CDU provides its students not merely with information about the faith but with genuine spiritual nourishment for living the faith rooted in prayer and in a living encounter with Christ, the Incarnate Son of God. In various ways, CDU prepares its graduates to give reasons for hope to all those whom they are privileged to serve in an array of ministries, including and especially parish and school evangelization and catechetical programs.”--Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archdiocese of Baltimore

The following is a sampling of comments about CDU from bishops on the occasion of CDU's 31st Gala Celebration in November 2014:

CDU Bishop Loverde"Over the past 31 years, CDU has served thousands of students in the United States and throughout the world. Moreover, a number of my brother bishops have entered into diocesan partnerships with CDU in order to provide theological and catechetical formation for Catholic school teachers, parish catechists, and candidates for the permanent diaconate."--Bishop Paul S. Loverde, Diocese of Arlington, Chairman of CDU's Board of Trustees

"Since its founding in 1983 by Bishop Thomas Welsh, Catholic Distance University has engaged students in sharing the Church's mission of the New Evangelization. By providing distance education, CDU has ensured that students worldwide have access to a first-rate education in theology, the liberal arts, and faith development, among other subjects, even when they cannot attend a Catholic university in person. By ministering to members of the military, parents, business professionals, missionaries, cloistered religious, prisoners, and permanent deacons, [CDU has] helped them not only advance professionally, but also live out their universal call to holiness."--Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archdiocese of New York

CDU Broglio"The firm commitment of Catholic Distance University to the pursuit of excellence and the search for truth has made her a forerunner in distance learning. At a time when so much misinformation is disseminated, we are privileged to have this instrument to deepen knowledge of the Catholic faith and promote the New Evangelization." --Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, CDU Trustee

"For 31 years, Catholic Distance University has been one of those 'outstanding environments' for the development of evangelization, to which Pope Francis refers. With its student body now coming from all 50 states and from 60 countries, CDU is a praiseworthy response to the call of Jesus Christ to 'make disciples of all nations' (cf. Matthew 28:19)."--Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nunciature, USA

"At Catholic Distance University, students are formed in the ancient truth and tradition of the Church, faithful to her teachings throughout the centuries. The catechetical training is useful not only for working in schools and parishes but more importantly for helping oneself and others to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. I am grateful for the important work of this university and for the staff, faculty and students who continue to fulfill the call of the New Evangelization in their teaching and studies."--Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago

"Through the faith-filled utilization of ever-evolving digital technology and expanded course offerings, Catholic Distance University remains steadfast in providing high quality academic programs in theology, liberal arts, and faith formation."--Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, Archdiocese of Hartford

"Catholic Distance University has been a beacon of faith-based intellectual development by joining academic excellence with Catholic faith formation. Since its beginning 31 years ago, CDU has borne convincing testimony to the importance of Catholic education."--Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archdiocese of Washington