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Introduction to Catholic Apologetics for High School Students

Are you saved? Do Catholics worship Mary? Is Catholicism biblical? Prepare your student with answers to these questions and more! Note: We expect this course to fill and close quickly. Therefore, we recommend registering early.

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester Apologetics or Theology.

Special Notes: Course materials are provided free by the instructor.


Are you a high school student who wishes to learn what’s involved in defending the Faith? This course introduces high school students to the major areas in the field of apologetics, what’s involved in preparing yourself to defend the Faith, and different ways of sharing the Faith. [This course is for high school students who have NOT taken the Middle School Beginning Apologetics course.]


Week 1: The Three Major Fields of Apologetics

Week 2: Using Common Authorities – Logical Fallacies and Arguments 1

Week 3: Using Common Authorities – Logical Fallacies and Arguments 2

Week 4: Using Scripture in Apologetics

Week 5: Learning Key Proof texts – Papacy, Sacraments

Week 6: Learning Key Proof Texts – Mary and other doctrines

Week 7: Introduction to the Early Church Fathers

Week 8: How to Share Your Faith – Apologetic Postures

Week 9: What is Propaganda?

Week 10: How to Prepare to Defend the Faith

Week 11: Using the Web for Apologetics Research

Week 12: Using What You’ve Learned

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: Provided FREE by the instructor. An optional reading list will also be provided for students (and parents!) who want to learn more. Students need to make sure they have a working microphone.

Homework: Each class will have a multiple-choice quiz. There will also be a final exam to review material from the semester. Quizzes and the final exam are automatically graded by the computer so students have immediate feedback. Students will need to review the material and practice the responses.

Important Dates

Class Dates: Thursdays, September 12 to December 12, 2024. (No class Oct. 24 & Nov. 28)

Starting Time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific)

Duration Per Class: 55 minutes

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