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1 Grow Your Faith Online

2 GROW YOUR FAITH ONLINE My Catholic Faith Delivered We provide in- depth learning programs and video tutorials on the web for all levels of knowledge of the Catholic faith. This is accomplished by combining our content with innovative technology. Additionally, our programs come from well- trusted publishers, including Ignatius Press, Midwest Theological Forum and School of Faith. Each program carries an Imprimatur, signifying that the programs have been found in conformity by the USCCB Committee for Catechesis and Evangelization. Each course offers the following features: Full text voiceover Instant test results Rich multimedia Adjustable font size Links to primary resources Interactive maps Engaging games Online communities Video prayers Accessible vocabulary Supplementary readings Audio glossary Flashcards Practical exercises OUR MISSION The mission of My Catholic Faith Delivered is to partner with faith- based institutions to better equip Catholics in their knowledge of the faith, and to carry out the evangelical vision of the Church. We are committed to offering dynamic, life- changing programs that draw upon the talents of the leading lights in today's Church. HISTORY My Catholic Faith Delivered began in 2008 when patrons of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas combined their expertise of online delivery systems with Catholic content. Using 10 years of experience in review and online testing programs they grew into the largest company in their field. They were excited to transfer their extensive knowledge of online learning systems to the aid and understanding of the Catholic faith Hemlock, Suite C Overland Park, KS

3 ADVISORY BOARD Archbishop James P. Keleher Archbishop Emeritus of Kansas City in Kansas Archbishop Paul Coakley Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Bishop David Ricken Bishop of Green Bay Bishop David Ricken Bishop of Green Bay Father Joseph Fessio, S.J. Founder and editor of Ignatius Press Scot Landry Secretary for Catholic Media Archdiocese of Boston Gloria Zapiain Director, Archdiocesan Catechetical Center San Antonio Hemlock, Suite C Overland Park, KS

4 PARTNERS Ignatius Press Ignatius Press, named for Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit Order, is a Catholic publishing house based in San Francisco, California, USA. It was founded in 1978 by Father Joseph Fessio SJ, a Jesuit priest and former pupil of Pope Benedict XVI. In an interview in 1998, Father Fessio said, "our objective is to support the teachings of the Church". Ignatius Press is the primary English language publisher of the works of Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI). Midwest Theological Forum Midwest Theological Forum (MTF) is a not- for- profit corporation that publishes materials and organizes courses for Catholic bishops, priests and laity. MTF is located in suburban Woodridge, 30 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Among MTF's most popular books are Daily Roman Missal, Handbook of Prayers, the titles of The Didache Series, Missale Romanum, Book of the Gospels, Code of Canon Law Annotated, and the Exegetical Commentary on the Code of Canon Law. School of Faith School of Faith is a public association of the faithful that provides ongoing adult catechesis at schools and parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Through collaboration with My Catholic Faith Delivered, School of Faith is expanding its outreach beyond archdiocesan boundaries through the implementation of state- of- the- art online classes. School of Faith offers doctrinal and spiritual formation for Catholics through catechetical programs that stress the call to prayer, virtue, and holiness of life, with a particular emphasis on mentoring those who have the responsibility to teach the faith to others. Catholics United for the Faith Catholics United for the Faith (CUF) is an international lay apostolate, building on the only sure foundation for happiness and renewal of the family and society: the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church. Founded by H. Lyman Stebbins in 1968 to support, defend, and Hemlock, Suite C Overland Park, KS

5 advance the efforts of the teaching Church, CUF has helped tens of thousands of people discover and strengthen their Catholic faith. Ascension Press Ascension Press is a publishing house that has built an excellent reputation for creating popular Catholic books and adult faith formation learning systems in the areas of scripture study, catechesis, inspiration and evangelization. Ascension is also a leading source for materials on the Theology of the Body and is the publisher of The Great Adventure Bible study materials. Best- selling titles include: Theology of the Body for Teens, NOISE, The Da Vinci Deception, Theology of the Body for Beginners, A Guide to the Passion and Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons? TOBET TOBET is a non- profit organization that seeks to bring the good news of Christ to teens and adults by teaching others what it means to love through the perspective of Pope John Paul II s Theology of the Body. Diocese of Sacramento My Catholic faith Delivered has partnered with the Dioceses of Sacramento to provide Cathechesis 101 and course on Methodology for Catechists and Teachers Hemlock, Suite C Overland Park, KS

6 Christ Renews His Parish Christ Renews His Parish is a program designed to bring members of a parish together in Christ. The emphasis during the weekend is on small group participation. The process is centered on witnessing by team members rather than teaching and discussion and sharing by all. In this process everyone benefits from the weekend. My Catholic faith is a recommended link for ongoing formation. Catholic Leadership Institute Catholic Leadership Institute provides bishops, priests, deacons and lay persons in the Roman Catholic Church with world- class, pastoral leadership formation and consulting services that strengthen their confidence and competence in ministry, enabling them to articulate a vision for their local church, to call forth the gifts of those they lead, and to create more vibrant faith communities rooted in Jesus Christ. My Catholic Faith Delivered will be providing online services to facilitate additional learning and follow up. FOCUS Answering the Church s call for a new evangelization, FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, is a national outreach that meets college students where they are and invites them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith. FOCUS will be using the My Catholic Faith Delivered platform for additional training and resources Hemlock, Suite C Overland Park, KS

7 Diocesan Partners My Catholic Faith Delivered has 25 partner dioceses across the country with more additions every month. We have users in every state, 65 diocese and 13 countries Hemlock, Suite C Overland Park, KS

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