This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries.
After exploring this site, you can go to Dr. Bobís adult faith formation distance education teaching site.
This ministry of Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Virginia Beach is your online access to in-depth instruction on Catholic adult formation topics.
Another catechetical resource is a web site on Moral Biblical Apologetics. This presents discussions of areas of moral decision making and topics of human behavioral discernment. This information includes material from Divine Revelation, the Catholic Catechism, the Magisterium of the Church, Ecclesiastical tradition, teaching of Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and human reasoning.
This is a set of lecture notes used since 1985 to teach the basis for key doctrines and dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church.
The objectives of the course were, and are:
Some key areas covered include:
The course grew out of the need for the authors to continually answer questions about their faith tradition and their work. (Both authors are active members of Catholic parish communities in the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Robert Schihl was a Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Communication and the Arts at Regent University. Paul Flanagan is a consultant specializing in preparing people for technology based changes.) At the time these notes were first prepared, the authors were spending time in their faith community answering questions about their Protestant Evangelical workplaces (Mr. Flanagan was then a senior executive at the Christian Broadcasting Network), and time in their workplaces answering similar questions about their Roman Catholic faith community. These notes are the result of more than a decade of facilitating dialogue among those who wish to learn more about what the Roman Catholic Church teaches and why.