Objective: In this course, students will explore the rich teaching tradition and history of the Church. Concepts such as the magisterium, the creed, the fathers and doctors of the Church are studied. This knowledge is essential to appreciating the deep richness of our Catholic faith. 

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 1 - God's Revelation

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 1 - God's Revelation - STUDY GUIDE
    • Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 1 - God's Revelation - VIDEO
    • Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 1 - God's Revelation - QUIZ
  • 02

    Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 2 - Apostolic Fathers, Creeds and Councils

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 2 - Apostolic Fathers, Creeds and Councils - STUDY GUIDE
    • Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 2 - Apostolic Fathers, Creeds and Councils - VIDEO
    • Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 2 - Apostolic Fathers, Creeds and Councils - QUIZ
  • 03

    Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 3 - The Writings of the Church

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 3 - The Writings of the Church - STUDY GUIDE
    • Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 3 - The Writings of the Church - VIDEO
    • Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 3 - The Writings of the Church - QUIZ
  • 04

    Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 4 - Growing in Knowledge

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 4 - Growing in Knowledge - STUDY GUIDE
    • Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 4 - Growing in Knowledge - VIDEO
    • Religious Ed - Grade 8 - The Church Teaches Us - Lesson 4 - Growing in Knowledge - QUIZ

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

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.

Marshall Connolly

Director of Education

Marshall Connolly