You can explain and defend the Catholic faith!
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A faith you can defend is a Faith you can own and embrace.
Our courses are designed to give you the confidence you need to be an effective defender of the Catholic faith.
Introducing Our Instructors
Learn from our world-class Catholic Answers apologists
Jimmy Akin is an internationally known author and speaker. As the senior apologist at Catholic Answers, he has more than twenty-five years of experience defending and explaining the Faith. Jimmy is a convert to the Faith and has an extensive background in the Bible, theology, the Church Fathers, philosophy, canon law, and liturgy.
Tim Staples, a well-known speaker in the Catholic world, is a senior apologist at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist and studied his way back to the Church as an adult. He has been passionate for the faith and apologetics ever since.
After his conversion to the Catholic faith, Trent Horn earned master’s degrees in the fields of theology, philosophy, and bioethics. He serves as a staff apologist for Catholic Answers, where he specializes in teaching Catholics to graciously and persuasively engage those who disagree with them.
A graduate of Rice University, Christopher Check is the president of Catholic Answers. He lectures on Church history, lives of saints, the culture war, and the dangers of modern communication technology. Chris appears frequently on Catholic Answers Live, and Catholic Answers FOCUS, both as a guest and host.
Karlo Broussard gave up a promising musical career to devote himself to the work of winning souls for Christ. Karlo is one of the most dynamic and enthusiastic Catholic speakers today, and his talks are able to move listeners from the shaky ground of doubt to the rock-solid foundation of Catholic truth.
Joe Heschmeyer is a staff apologist with Catholic Answers. He’s the author of several books: Who Am I, Lord? Finding Your Identity in Christ, Pope Peter: Defending the Church’s Most Distinctive Doctrine in a Time of Crisis, A Man Named Joseph: Guardian for Our Times, and The Early Church Was the Catholic Church. Joe's podcast is called Shameless Popery (shamelessjoe.com) and he blogs at ShamelessPopery.com. Previously, he was a litigator in Washington, D.C., and a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Kansas City. He lives in the Kansas City area with his wife and children.
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Each course is composed of short, easy-to-watch video segments that you can view at your own pace, in the comfort of your home, right from your computer or mobile device.
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The Catholic Answers School of Apologetics will give you a professional, university-level understanding of the Catholic faith and how to defend it.
The Catholic Answers School of Apologetics will bring you a wide range of informative and exciting courses that will let you take your knowledge of the Catholic faith and how to defend it to a new level! The courses will:
- Be taught by Catholic Answers staff experts and trusted experts associated with the ministry
- Be suited for every type of student, from those seeking basic introductory courses to those seeking high-level, advanced offerings
- Cover a wide range of subjects, including the existence of God; evidences for the Christian faith; responses to attacks on the Catholic Church; and much more!
You will be able to study at your own pace, go as deep as you want, and combine these courses to tailor your experience to your areas of interest.
Will there be more courses in the future?
Yes, more courses are coming. We product six to nine courses a year.
Do you offer group rates?
We do offer group rates now. Interested parties should call customer service 619-387-7200 or email [email protected] for a personalized quote.
What will be the cost of additional courses?
Courses start at $89.95. We anticipate additional courses to range in prices from $120 to $149 depending on course length.
Can I buy it for someone else?
Unfortunately, this is not possible at this time. The person who would receive the gift needs to sign up with their own email. You could of course, give them the cash and they can sign up!
How will I access my course?
You will receive a welcome email. If you do not receive that email within 5 minutes, please check your junk mail or spam folder. If the email is not in the junk folder, please email or call our Customer Support team for assistance. Email: [email protected] Tel: 619-387-7200
Can I purchase a printed/physical workbook?
Only a PDF study guide is provided with the online course. To purchase the physical workbook, you'd need to buy the DVD/Workbook product on our shop site (shop.catholic.com).
Can I receive a certificate of completion with the DVD course?
The certificate of completion is only included with the online course.
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I give this course Five Stars. I can’t wait for the next course. I will be continuing courses with Catholic Answers School Of Apologetics and I am not even ...Read More
I give this course Five Stars. I can’t wait for the next course. I will be continuing courses with Catholic Answers School Of Apologetics and I am not even Catholic. I am a Oneness Pentecostal but this has definitely helped me to draw closer to the Catholic Church.Read Less
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I am so thankful for the School of apologetics! You literally made my dream come true because since I received the Christian apologetics certificate at Biola...Read More
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I thought that this first course on "Beginning Apologetics" that taught the history of apologetics as found in the Old and New Testaments and as espoused by ...Read More
I thought that this first course on "Beginning Apologetics" that taught the history of apologetics as found in the Old and New Testaments and as espoused by Christian apologists down through the ages was very thorough and excellent. I took copious notes, as I would for any university-level course, but with the advantage of replaying the videos over again to mine all of the rich detail that Jimmy Akin delivered. I thought Jimmy did an outstanding job of presenting the material.Read Less
Very interesting overview of Apologetics. Learned a number of things as well as confirmed my knowledge of other things.
Very interesting overview of Apologetics. Learned a number of things as well as confirmed my knowledge of other things.Read Less
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This has been very carefully put together and really gets you thinking, especially with the questions at the end of every section. I have learnt a lot. I wi...Read More
This has been very carefully put together and really gets you thinking, especially with the questions at the end of every section. I have learnt a lot. I will keep reading over this for future reference as there’s so much knowledge here.Read Less
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This section was a great foundation into the study of Apologetics. Very well put together, very clear and concise. Can't wait to get into the next section!Read Less