Scottish Catechetics Diploma goes global

The Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh’s Diploma in Catechetics will run again in 2022 and is open to Catholics from all over the world.

The course has been designed by the Archdiocese to be an accessible way to deepen Catholics’ understanding of their Faith.

Sr Anna Marie McGuan of the Sisters of Mercy who runs the diploma, said: “The Diploma in Catechetics is about your faith journey. Of course, you’ll learn things about Catholicism along the way, but what is more important is that you walk away with a deeper and more real understanding of who God is in your life’.

“With the Diploma, you can expect to be surprised on a number of levels: the richness and beauty of the Catholic faith; things you thought you knew but somehow forgot; the power of Scripture and what it’s about; the role of virtue in the Christian life; and more.”

The modules cover a diverse range of topics, including Old Testament study, moral theology and Christology.

The online diploma will run from January to December 2022 and involve lectures hosted on Zoom on Thursday evenings, one-to-one support, meetings, retreats, and workshops.

Brenda Drumm in Ireland, who participated in the 2021 diploma said that the diploma ‘stirred up’ her faith and encouraged her to become more familiar with the catechism.

Anne Collins from Kilsyth, another 2021 participant, said: “[I] really enjoyed this and would recommend it to anyone. The classes are made very welcoming and inspiring, (even on zoom) by the wonderful speakers.”

Those interested can contact for more information.

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