The Pontifical Paul VI Institute of Catechetical and Pastoral Studies

  • We offer courses in both online and face-to-face classroom formats covering Theology, Morality, Scripture, Spirituality, Religious Education and more.
  • Courses are accredited by the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy.
  • Paul VI offers a Catechism Certificate for those who complete the four courses on the four parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and a more extensive 20 credit certificate in Religious Studies.
  • Paul VI courses count toward the requirements for certification by the Archdiocesan Education Office for both school and parish teachers as well as for Coordinators and Directors of Religious Education. 
  • All Catholics of the Archdiocese are encouraged to take these courses for their personal faith enrichment and for life-long learning and ongoing faith formation.