Our Partner for Basic Catechetical Formation

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis partners with Catholic Distance University (CDU), which was founded in 1983 as the first catechetical institute in the United States to teach the Catholic faith to adults using distance education. From their office in Hamilton, Virginia, they provide both non-credit adult faith formation and academic degrees to students in all 50 states and over 60 countries. 

The Catechism Series

CDU offers a 5 course non-credit, continuing education series on the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

  • Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • The Profession of Faith (The Creed)
  • The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (The Sacraments)
  • Life in Christ (Morality)
  • Christian Prayer

The courses can be taken in any order, but CDU recommends beginning with Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and then takingChristian Prayer, followed by any of the remaining courses.

Other Online Courses

In addition to the 5 courses in the Catechism Series, CDU offers two other non-credit continuing education classes:

  1. Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, Mother of the Church
  2. Basic Catechetics for Discipleship
Course Enrollment and Content
  • Students may enroll at any time, eliminating the need to wait for a course starting date
  • Students have two months to complete a course
  • All course material can be accessed through a specially-designed course room where students can interact with course instructors to discuss assignments and to ask questions.
  • The course is available 24/7 to provide the flexibility to work on course material at a time that works best for you.
  • A certificate of completion will be sent to you upon course completion.

Normally, online non-credit courses from CDU cost $150 each. Through our partnership with CDU, our employees, volunteers, and parishioners can enroll at a discounted cost of only $30 per non-credit course. In addition, all full-time and part-time employees of the parishes, schools, and agencies of the Archdiocese receive full reimbursement of the $30 fee upon course completion. Please send your certificate of course completion to the Human Resources Office, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, fax: (317) 592-4032, e-mail: mbraun@archindy.org.


Enroll any time at http://www.cdu.edu/other/other/394-archdiocese-of-indianapolis



Please contact mbraun@archindy.org.

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