The Father John A. Hardon, S.J.
Basic Catholic Catechism Course

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Is God a human person and a divine person? Can God change His mind? Is Mary the Mother of Jesus and the Mother of God? This basic catechism course on the Catholic Faith is a wonderful opportunity to sharpen your knowledge of the Faith and the basic truths that are so central to our eternal salvation. Such knowledge equips us to live holy lives that are pleasing to God and makes us better evangelists and catechists. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed to the love that never ends. Whether something is proposed for belief, for hope or for action, the love of our Lord must always be made accessible, so that anyone can see that all the works of perfect Christian virtue spring from love and have no other objective than to arrive at love” (n. 25).

We hope you enjoy this Basic Catholic Catechism Course from Father John A. Hardon, S.J., who originally wrote it for Saint Teresa of Calcutta who used it with her Sisters, the Missionaries of Charity. In fact, the Sisters still use this course and the laity can, too – on-line or in printed form.

To get started, click on “enroll today.” Complete each lesson at your own pace. There is a quiz at the end of each lesson and they are open book and open notes. You must pass the quizzes with an average score of 75% to qualify for a Certificate of Completion.

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