The School of the Faith is a pontifical institute of
pastoral catechetics approved by the Congregation for the Clergy in
1979. Its specific goal is to support the work of
the bishops and their pastoral associates in local churches by
training teachers of the faith, according to a plan of
studies which will give them expert instruction in Catholic doctrine.
Schools of the Faith foster close communion with the Pope
and the magisterium of the Church and endeavor to supply
today´s Catholics with the most modern and efficient teaching tools
To achieve these goals the School of the Faith
A two-year program of studies that includes courses on doctrine,
catechetical methodology and human formation. Diplomas are granted upon completion
of the program. It also offers advanced studies in the
religious, pastoral, and catechetical sciences, and grants diplomas on various
topics relating to the Catholic faith.
Production and diffusion of
audiovisual and bibliographic materials through its own magazine which acts
as a support for the catechetical work.
Promotion of Catholic
doctrine and the magisterium of the Church on all levels:
articles, magazines, books, conferences, conventions, weeks of study, radio, television,
Spiritual exercises, courses for obtaining diplomas in fundamental
theology, religious sciences, human values, and the Catechism of the
Catholic Church, courses in updating and deepening the knowledge and
application of the Church´s doctrine for priests, religious, and directors
of religious education.
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