Monday, August 01, 2005

Notre Dame Continuing Education Courses Online

Don't have time to do a full degree program right now? Here's an easy way to supplement your theological and liturgical learning from the convenience of home.

Since 1999, the Satellite Theological Education Program (STEP) at the University of Notre Dame has offered quality theological education to pastoral ministers and other adult Catholics across the country. Conducted via the Internet and taught by Notre Dame professors and STEP facilitators, STEP provides a wide variety of adult faith formation opportunities.

Some of the online courses they offer are:

Catholic Doctrine
  • The Creed: We Believe...
  • In God's Image: The Mystery of Creation
  • Jesus Christ: Yesterday and Today
  • Mary in the Catholic Tradition
  • The Papacy

Christian Life

  • The Christian Conscience and Ethical Dilemmas: Guidance from the Catholic Tradition
  • On Prayer
  • Youth Ministry 101

Church History

  • The American Catholic Experience
  • American Catholicism Since Vatican II: The Challenges of Change
  • Vatican II: The Experience and the Event
  • Women and Catholicism in the U.S.


  • Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Christian Life
  • An Introduction to Sacraments
  • Liturgy: A Guide for the Perplexed
  • The RCIA: Can We Get the Rite Right?

Religion and Literature

  • The Confessions of St. Augustine by St. Augustine
  • The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day
  • Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy
  • Mystery and Manners by Flannery O'Connor
  • "Revelation" and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor
  • Selected Stories by Andre Dubus
  • The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton
  • St. Francis of Assisi by G. K. Chesterton


  • Biblical Literary Forms
  • Can We Write a History of Jesus?
  • The Gospel of John: The Book of Glory
  • The Gospel of John: The Book of Signs
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • The Letters of St. Paul
  • The Old Testament: The Pentateuch
  • The Old Testament: The Prophets

In addition to these online courses, STEP offers a CD-ROM lecture series that you can purchase and view on your own.

For more information on STEP, go to: