The Catholic Biblical School provides an integrated learning experience that engages
both the head and the heart.
“My journey with the Catholic Biblical School has deepened my understanding of Scripture
and ultimately my relationship with God. The weekly lectures and discussions provide
an opportunity to delve into the various books of the Bible and to hear how others
have been enlightened by a close examination of the Scripture.”
- Kathleen Spector, CBS ‘14
Students typically spend 4 to 5 hours per week on the homework assignment that includes
readings from the biblical book being studied and supplementary materials, as well
as writing the answers to 5 to 6 study questions, which are the basis for the small
group discussion. Each class is two hours in length and includes an opening prayer time, small group
discussion on the written homework, and a presentation by the instructor that prepares
students for the next assignment.
A variety of methods of instruction appropriate to adult learning are used. These
Weekly reading assignments, including scripture passages and other resources
Weekly writing assignments, typically answering questions on the read passages
A short prayer service at each class
Small group discussion with others who also desire to learn more about the Bible
Presentations by an instructor who as an advanced theology degree
The class is open to adults of any faith. Our approach to scripture is rigorous, scholarly
and in conformity with the best of Catholic biblical tradition.
Former Affiliate Assistant Professor of Spanish Nicole (Hammerschmidt) Lasswell, BA '03, and her husband, Martin, have two sons, Will and Stevie, both of whom have autism. For World Autism Awareness Day, the family was interviewed on Telemundo; because the boys are thriving, it seemed particularly important to the Lasswells to share their story and their hope with others.
The first time Monica Ashour, MTS '95 MH '04, read St. John Paul II's "Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body" was in 2000 with a small, grassroots group of parents and teachers, including DeAnn (Barta) Stuart, Ph.D., BA '98 MH '04, and Annie (Duffin) Vining, MTh '03. This group went on to found The Theology of the Body Evangelization Team Inc. (TOBET) on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, 2001.
UD is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Wu Trujillo as its new vice president for university advancement. Trujillo currently serves as chief development officer and director of the Honor the Future campaign at the University of Virginia (UVA) Law School Foundation, which conducts alumni relations, external affairs, fundraising and endowment management for the benefit of the UVA School of Law. He begins his new role at the end of June.