The U of Faith is an annual offering at Blessed Sacrament and consists of five, 5-week sessions offered on Monday evenings.
These sessions run the gamut of themes. Examples of topics that have been covered are:
- Basics of the Catholic Faith (2 years, 10 5-week classes)
- Catholicism in American History
- Art and the Catholic Tradition
- The Bible in a Year
- The Development of Doctrine (Currently being offered)
2023-2024 Program: The Development of Doctrine
This year’s sessions will provide a survey of Church history, examining the development, growth and evolution of Christian Doctrine.
The U of Faith is a systematic program for adult formation in the Catholic Faith. Through the year there are five, 5-week courses offered. This year’s sessions will provide a survey of Church history, examining the development, growth and evolution of Christian Doctrine. Participants may register for the entirety of the 25 weeks or for particular 5-week sessions. Registration is available on line using the information below.
Session 1: The Early Church (to 650) - September 18 - October 16
Early Church fathers; Apologists; Early Councils; Augustine; Monasticism
Session 2: The Middle Ages (to 1450) - October 23 - November 20
Icons and Images; Christendom; the Papacy; Scholasticism; Transubstantiation
Session 3: Renaissance, Reformation and the Catholic Restoration (to 1789) - January 8 - February 12 (NO CLASS January 15)
Faith and Reason; Reformation Theology & Catholic Response; Sacraments; Mission & Evangelization
Session 4: Enlightenment & Modernity - February 26 - March 25
Navigating the Effects of the Reformation & Enlightenment; Modernism; Apparitions; Early Liturgical Movement
Session 5: The Church Today: Vatican II and beyond - April 8 - May 6
Vatican II; Morality; Catholic Social Teaching; Universal Call to Holiness; Liturgy; Synods