Why do we recite scripted prayers? What about prayers to Mary and the Saints? Learn why we say these prayers and more in this lesson.

Objective: In this course, students will learn why we pray to Mary and the saints, and the importance of asking for intercession. 

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    In defense of Prayer - Apologetics - Session 1

    • Prayers - session 2- In defense of Prayers

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • In Defense of Prayer - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • In Defense of Prayer - VIDEO

    • In Defense of Prayer - QUIZ

    • In Defense of Prayer - Live Lesson Recording with Professor Marshall Connolly (2/23/22)

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“I found the saints part very interesting as I have never heard of these people. We should not have to defend prayer...I love prayer.”

“I found the saints part very interesting as I have never heard of these people. We should not have to defend prayer...I love prayer.”

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Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Professor Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.

He serves as the first Director of Education for Catholic Online School.

Professor Marshall Connolly

Director of Education