Equip the faithful to make a rational defense of the Christian faith. St. Peter exhorts: “Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you…” (1 Pet 3,15).


Christian faith is reasonable. Faith and Reason are not contradictory but complimentary. Saint John Paul II wrote: “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth” (Fides et Ratio, preface).


.One Year Online Course

On second and fourth Wednesdays of every month from 8 pm to 10 pm.


Only 30 Catholic believers will be admitted to the Course.
Minimum qualification is a Bachelor’s degree in any field.
Recommendation letter of the parish priest is required for registration.
Last Date for Registration 31 December 2023.

Topics Dealt with in the Course

I. Foundational Courses

  1. Introduction to Bible: Fr Andrews Mekkattukunnel
  2. Introduction to Theology: Fr James Palakal
  3. Art of Correct Thinking and Arguing: Fr Johnson Neelanirappel

II. Christian Apologetics

  1. Relevance of Apologetics: Fr Arun Kalamattathil
  2. Biblical Apologetics: Fr George Kudilil
  3. History of Apologetics: Fr Mathew Kochdampallil
  4. Fathers of the Church and Apologetics: Fr Thomas Kuzhuppil

III. Contemporary Issues

  1. Biblical Narrative of Creation and theory of Evolution: Fr Cyriac Valiakunnumpurath
  2. Faith and Reason: A False Opposition: Fr Jojo Varakukalayil CST
  3. Christological Problems: Fr Rajesh Maruthukunnel
  4. Sacramental Questions: Fr Dominic Vechoor
  5. Theology of Eucharist: Fr Pauly Maniyatt
  6. Ecclesiological Misunderstandings: Fr Varghese Kochuparampil
  7. Eschatology and Life after Death: Fr Sebastian Chalakal
  8. Mariology: Fr Baby Karintholil
  9. Ecumenical Relations: Fr Philip Nelpuraparampil
  10. Dialogue with other Religions: Fr Dominic Muriyankavumkal
  11. Christian Sects: Fr Noble Parackal
  12. Church and Islam: Fr Antony Tharekadavil
  13. Same Sex Union, LGBT etc.: Fr Scaria Kanniakonil
  14. Philosophical Atheism: Fr Lindo Kuttikkadan
  15. Scientific Atheism: Fr Jose Mariadas OIC
  16. Neuro Science and Religious Experience like stigma, miracles etc.:
  17. Use Social Media Platforms for spreading Faith: Fr George Kadoopara MCBS

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