FREE Catholic US MAIL Correspondence
Provided by Catholic Information Service ~ Knights
Below is information on a free
Correspondence Course - A home study course on the teachings of the
Catholic Church and Faith
Catholicism - Basic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
The free Correspondence
is informal in the sense that it is built around 10 booklets
that were written precisely as booklets rather than as course lessons.
These booklets are arranged in logical sequence so that they provide a
series of readings in the basic beliefs of Catholics.
and MP3 files.
FREE Catholic Teachings US MAIL Correspondence Course
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Luke E. Hart Series -
The course is
informal in the sense that it is built around ten booklets which were
written precisely as booklets rather than as course lessons. These
booklets are arranged in logical sequence so that they provide a series
of readings in the basic beliefs
Numbered from One to Ten, the lessons are sent out in
sets of two. Each lesson comes accompanied by a Lesson Summary and
Questionnaire booklet and a test sheet, which is based on the material
in the corresponding lesson.
All questionnaires are
presented in the form of multiple choice questions so that the reader
picks the answer (a, b, c, etc.) which he/she thinks best reflects what
he/she has read in the lessons. Your answers will be put on a single
sided answer sheet. The
top half of the answer sheet will be for the odd numbered lesson and
the lower half of the answer sheet will be for the even numbered lesson.
Each set of two lessons comes in a plain
white envelope whose mailing label carries only our Post Office
Box number. In this way, no one’s desire for privacy is disappointed.
With the Lessons and Questionnaires, there is included a large white
envelope with our return address printed on it. This is for the
convenience of the student in returning the completed test sheet.
To get the student on
his/her way, the first two lessons are sent out as soon as the student
is enrolled. When the completed test sheet to Lessons One and Two is
returned to us, it will be corrected and sent back to the student. In
the same envelope will be included all the materials needed for the
next two lessons. And so on, until the course is completed.
The next set of
lessons will not be mailed out until the previous lessons test sheet
has been returned. There is no set time limit to complete the lessons,
however, if after twelve months there is no activity the student
centrality of Jesus to our faith and salvation history.
Describes the nature and status of Christ and reviews his life,
ministry, death, resurrection, and second coming.
As enrollments are
received each student is given a student number. This number will be
found on the lower left side of the test sheet. Please use this number
whenever you write about the course - whether it is to ask about
delayed in the mail, inquiries about some point of doctrine, an address
change or whatever the reason. To avoid misunderstandings, it may be
well to emphasize the following points:
1. The purpose of the course is to
provide some basic information
Catholic faith. The course explains, it does not argue. It confines itself to
the more important matters and
pretend to be an advanced or complete course in Catholic theology. It provides a start
for Catholics who wish to review
and for non-Catholics who wish to learn something about the Catholic
2. The purpose of the
questionnaires sent with each lesson is to aid the reader to absorb what the
lesson contains. Correct answers
questionnaire, therefore, signify only that the reader has understood what the text
says. In requiring one answer
another, we wish only to satisfy ourselves that the reader understands what is
said in the lesson. We have
of forcing one to say what he does not believe. One’s faith is something quite
apart from the questionnaire,
in no way intend to interfere with the reader’s conscience. (We will have
occasion to repeat this as the
3. We consider the
answering of the questionnaires and the resultant interchange between the
student and ourselves to be essential
4. There is no charge
for the course. All correspondence is confidential. Lessons are mailed in a
plain envelope which only
carries our PO Box number. No one will call.
Thank you for your
This series is based on
the Catechism of the Catholic Church and provides a systematic
introduction. Fundamentals of
Catholicism and basic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. It
answers the questions: What
does a Catholic believe?, How does a Catholic worship? and How does a
Catholic live? The author,
philosophy professor Peter Kreeft, offers an explanation in everyday
language of each area of Catholic belief and practice.
Luke E. Hart Series
lesson 2: - Atheists deny God’s
existence. Mystics experience God directly. Saints are called friends
of God. But how much can we, finite human beings, really know about
Him, the infinite, omnipotent God? Thanks to the Saint Gregory Society
for providing this week’s music.
|Faith: Lesson 1
- This is the
first of 30 lessons based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church,
offered by the Catholic Information Service. Written by Peter Kreeft
this first lesson, on Faith, gives a basic understanding of the
relationship between faith and reason, faith and authority, and faith
and the Church. If you want to put your faith in action, it’s a good
idea to know what the Church teaches about faith.
|CIS has taken up the call of Jesus
Christ to make disciples of all nations. Following the lead of Pope
John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI by proposing the truth of the faith.
Ours is the basic work of evangelizing today’s culture by accepting the
challenge to make God visible in the human face of Jesus Christ. As
Father Michael J. McGivney did in the 19th century so we do in the 21st
century by “helping individuals to recognize and experience the love of
Christ, [and] awaken in them the desire to dwell in the house of the
Lord, embracing the life of the Church,” as Pope Benedict XVI said to
the Ontario bishops.
Over the years CIS has printed millions of booklets, and tens of
thousands of people have enrolled in our courses in an effort to preach
Jesus Christ to the nations.
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