The goal of the Theology Department is to help each student achieve a conscious, living, and active faith. The object of this faith is not merely a collection of abstract truths. It is the person of Jesus, our Lord, who said, “I have come that they may have life and have an abundance of it” (John 10:10). Christian faith means a personal commitment to a risen Jesus who now lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, who is still present to us in spirit and power. Therefore, faith compels us to demonstrate the life that God gives us through our service to others, communion with God in Prayer, and our personal integrity. The Theology Department provides opportunity to grow in service and prayer. All are called to conversion to holiness through participation in the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.
Theology Department courses are meant to provide a solid understanding of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church, a familiarity with Sacred Scripture, and an awareness of our historical past. Students learn the meaning of Catholic Sacraments, Liturgy, and ritual. Students discover that Morality, Justice, and the Truth of Revelation are objective because they are God-given. Truth is not a human invention but a gift of our Heavenly Father given out of love to His children. Jesus Christ is the fullness of this gift of Truth. Christ dwells in and guides His Church, “which is the pillar and foundation of truth” (I Timothy 3:15). All courses in the Theology Department present this truth.