New Partnership between the Institute of Catholic Theology and Franciscan University of Steubenville
The Institute of Catholic Theology and Franciscan University of Steubenville have entered into an innovative partnership that offers undergraduate and graduate theology to the faithful of the Diocese of Phoenix. In addition to credits being accepted at GCU, ASU, and NAU, participants will be able to work towards a Certificate in Catholic Apologetics and a Graduate Certificate in Catholic Theology, with credits fully transferable to Franciscan University.
The Institute of Catholic Theology…is a unique opportunity…I don’t know anything else like the ICT in the whole country…we are privileged to be partnering at the St. Paul center with Dr. Westby, and all of the students and teachers here at the ICT.
Dr. Scott Hahn, November 16, 2019, SW Biblical Conference IV
The Institute of Catholic Theology provides continuing education for adult Catholics. Founded in 2009, the ICT offers a wide variety of courses, both live and archived on the internet, that can be taken at your leisure. Whether you are new to adult education or are looking to delve into the richness of Catholic Intellectual tradition, these courses are designed to strengthen one's Christian discipleship through intellectual formation.
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Welcome from our Director
Welcome to the Institute of Catholic Theology. It is our pleasure to serve you. Our goal at the Institute is to help strengthen your life in Christ through intellectual formation. In Romans 12:2, St. Paul urges us to “be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Our hope here is that we can assist you in that process. We offer conferences, live courses, online courses and in-person support for those in Franciscan University of Steubenville’s online Masters of Theology and the Masters of Catechetics and Evangelization programs. So whether you are new to the faith or a veteran, we are here to support.
In the meantime, sign up for my Weekly Scripture Reflections, meant to help you prepare for the Sunday Gospels. There’s no charge - just sign up and they will come right to your email!
Eric Westby, Phd
All Access Pass Spring 2020
Semester Theme: 2050 AD – What will become of the Catholic Church?
Includes all Spring events including the Spiritual Life conference
Seminars in Catholic Theology: George Weigel’s Evangelical Catholicism
Feb 4, 2020
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, Feb 4, 11, 18; Mar 3, 10, 17
Presenters: Fr. John Parks, Fr. Chris Fraser, Sara Thoms, M.Div., Fr. Robert Bolding, Fr. John Muir, Nik Nikas
First Saturdays with the Saints: TBD
Mar 7, 2020: 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenter: Bishop Eduardo Nevares
Spiritual Life Conference 3: Interior Transformation - the Key to Church Growth
Mar 21, 2020: 9:15am - 12:30pm
Presenters: Sr. Johanna Paruch, FSGM, PhD, Fr. Matt Lowry
First Saturdays with the Saints: Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin
Apr 4, 2020: 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenter: Christina Strafaci
A Message From Bishop Olmsted
There are two primary thrusts to the Catholic Church's efforts to evangelize the world by sharing the good news that God has revealed through His Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
While the first is to spread the Gospel among those who do not yet believe in Jesus Christ, the second is referred to as the "New Evangelization." Rooted in the wealth of Blessed Pope John Paul II 's teaching, it challenges Catholics today to not only reach out to the uncatechized, but to deepen their own knowledge, practice and witness to the faith.
With classes that are open to Catholics and non-Catholics, the Institute offers instruction in Catholic theology on a broad range of topics, which are taught by highly qualified instructors.
While these classes are of special assistance to catechists youth ministers and Catholic school teachers, they are offered on an undergraduate level that is intended to reach the average layperson. I also wish to affirm my confidence in the faithfulness of the instructors to the Magisterium of the Church.
As courses provided by the Institute have been recorded and are now being made available over the Internet, I wish to affirm my support of the Institute and assure those who are interested in taking advantage of this on line resource that I fully endorse this catechetical effort.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop of Phoenix