Benedict XVI reminds Catholics that the Catechism of the Catholic Church is “a precious and indispensable tool” for the task of evangelization. Those who study the Catechism will be able to give reasons for what they believe, and in this way, assist the numerous people who are experiencing a crisis of Faith in our contemporary society.  Most dioceses of the United States require catechists to have a basic course on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Those who achieve the CDU Certificate in the Catechism of the Catholic Church will have the confidence and ability to assist others in using the Catechism of the Catholic Church to find answers to questions about Church doctrine, liturgical life, Christian morality, and prayer.

Certificate Objectives

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Certificate Requirements

•    Completion of five courses in the Catechism of the Catholic Church series

For a description of each of these courses, please consult the online course catalog.

Required Courses for the Certificate in the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Course Number Course Title CEU’s
THEO N008 Christian Prayer 2
THEO N004 Introduction to the Catechism 2
THEO N005 The Profession of Faith 2
THEO N006 The Celebration of Christian Mystery 3
THEO N007 Life in Christ 3

Request Certificate

Students should complete the required courses and then submit a Certificate Request Form.