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Catholic Distance University Provides 30 Years of Faithful Education

Catholic Distance University, a faithful online Catholic institution, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, according to The Arlington Catholic Herald.

The online university has taught students from all 50 states and 60 countries. It is recommended in The Newman Guide and takes the apostolic constitution Ex corde Ecclesiae as its guiding light.

“Many Catholics have advanced degrees in their professional fields, but they’re operating at a third-grade level when it comes to their faith,” CDU President Marianne Evans Mount told the Herald. “CDU’s educational programs reignite a passion for being Catholic, and provide an education that is textured, deep and transformational.”

CDU, according to its website, started in 1983 with two staff members and taught only one correspondence course on the Apostles’ Creed with audio cassette tapes by Father John Hardon, S.J. Now, the online university offers graduate and undergraduate theology and continuing education courses, seminars and certificates for adult faith formation. It awards a master’s degree in theology, a bachelor’s degree-completion program in theology, and an associate’s degree in liberal arts with a concentration in Catholic studies.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C.,said, according to CDU’s website, “In an age that leaves us with little time to learn the science of God and methods of catechesis, CDU has emerged as a way to integrate family and professional responsibilities with a methodical approach to doctrinal, moral and spiritual formation.”

You can learn more about CDU by clicking here.  

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