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.

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Introducing Our Instructors

Learn from our world-class Catholic Answers apologists

  • Jimmy Akin

    Dean

    Jimmy Akin

    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

    Instructor

    Tim Staples

    Tim Staples, a well-known speaker in the Catholic world, is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization 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.
  • Trent Horn

    Instructor

    Trent Horn

    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.
  • Karlo Broussard

    Instructor

    Karlo Broussard

    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.

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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.

FAQ

  • Will there be more courses in the future?

    Yes, more courses are coming. Topics include: Moral Apologetics with Trent Horn, Evidence for Faith with Karlo Broussard, and The Theology and Apologetics of the Church with Tim Staples.

  • Do you offer group rates?

    At the moment, we do not offer group rates. We have made the first course available at a very low introductory rate. As the school launches additional courses, we may move to a subscription model. Stay tuned.

  • 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?

    Yes, you can buy the course for someone else by purchasing a Catholic Answers Gift Certificate for the value of the course at shop.catholic.com. Then give the intended recipient with the product SKU: CASA1 or course title Catholic Answers School of Apologetics: Beginning Apologetics Online Course to add to their shopping cart.

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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...

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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 University I prayed for the similar course in Catholic apologetics. You are awesome and I thank God for your incredible work!

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  • Beginning Apologetics

    Mark Cascia

    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 ...

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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 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.

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  • Intro

    Edmond Ross

    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.

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  • A real insight

    Micheal Anderson

    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...

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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 will keep reading over this for future reference as there’s so much knowledge here.

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  • Wealth of information

    Lyn Fedden

    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!

    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!

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