Resources for Adult Faith Formation

These excellent resources will be a great help in support of parish Adult Faith Formation efforts, and for those seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith on their own.

For more recommendations, please contact us.

Ascension Press

Ascension Press

Many of our parishes use Ascension programs for Bible study, adult faith formation, youth ministry, and more.

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Augustine Institute

Serving the formation of Catholics for the New Evangelization through academic and parish programs and preparing Catholics intellectually, spiritually, and pastorally to renew the Church and transform the world for Christ.

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Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation

Drawing Christians into deeper union with Christ through mystagogically oriented spiritual education and formation focused on the mystical and ascetical patrimony of the Church.


Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America

A local apostolate offering free presentations for adults and teens on a variety of topics of current interest, such as religion and science and Christianity and Islam.


Catholic Distance University

Take courses or earn a certificate or degree in theology, the liberal arts, or religious education, entirely online.

Catholic Education Center

Catholic Education Center

Online courses and training for catechists, ministry leaders, and general adult faith formation.

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Christendom College Graduate School

Offering degree programs and certificates in theology and catechetics, on site and online.

Credible Catholic

Credible Catholic

A series of free apologetics modules and programs produced by Fr. Robert Spitzer's Magis Center, aimed at challenging the secular myths that are leading teens and young adults out of the Church.

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Most of our parishes are subscribed to this digital platform, which gives parishioners free access to outstanding video series, audio presentations, feature films, and e-books.

FUS Catechetical Institute

The Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University

Training and supporting the key catechists (clergy, professional and volunteer catechists, parents, and others) through conferences, online workshops, videos, audio, personal mentorship, and more.

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Institute of Catholic Culture

A local apostolate dedicated to adult catechesis and evangelization through free lectures and education programs, including an archive with hundreds of hours of audio/video resources.

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Lighthouse Catholic Media

Helping Catholics understand, live, and share their faith through video study programs, books, audio presentations, and more.


Magis Center

The online home of Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., offering a wealth of free resources related to God, faith, science, suffering, reality, and the Person of Jesus Christ.

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The New St. Thomas Institute

Earn a certificate in Catholic philosophy, theology, apologetics, or Church history online.

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St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

A research and educational institute promoting transformative Scripture study in the Catholic tradition.

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The Thomistic Institute

A ministry of the Dominicans in Washington DC, the Institute promotes Catholic truth in our contemporary world by strengthening the intellectual formation of Christians at universities, in the Church, and in the public square.