CHARLES TOWN, WV—Catholic Distance University will celebrate its 35th year in 2018. Founded in 1983 as the first catechetical institute in the United States to award the Catechetical Diploma and teach the Catholic faith to adults using distance education, today the university offers degree and continuing education programs completely online, continuing its commitment to provide a faithful Catholic education accessible anytime and anywhere. Read full story.

ATS Grants Associate Membership to Graduate School of Theology

Catholic Distance University’s Graduate School of Theology was granted associate membership in the Association of Theological Schools at the accrediting agency’s biennial meeting in Denver, Colorado, on June 20th. Associate membership is the first step toward full accreditation by ATS. Read full story.

Fr. deLadurantaye Named to Vatican Secretariat of State

The Arlington Catholic Herald

Father Paul F. deLadurantaye, executive director of the St. Thomas More Institute and diocesan secretary for catechetics and sacred liturgy, has been appointed to the English section of the Vatican Secretariat of State for five years beginning Sept. 1, 2018.

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CDU in the News: Gaudium de Veritate

Advancing the Kingdom: Gaudium de Veritate 

by Dana Robinson | Friday, February 24th, 2012

If this Latin phrase brings to your mind a nostalgic predilection for a patrimony both ancient and vibrant but not commonly recognized in our society, you are most likely someone who would be refreshed by the website of the Catholic Distance University ( and its motto: Joy from the Truth! It’s hard to imagine a more stirring phrase.

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CDU in the News: Armor of God

Put on the Armor of God through Distance Education

Mary Kate White | Fall 2013

Holy Scripture tells us to “put on the armor of God.” The best way to do that is to learn more about our Catholic faith. For 25 years, Catholic Distance University has provided educational opportunities to service members, veterans, and members of military families.

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CDU In the News: Learning and Faith

Learning and Faith 

Robert Royal | MONDAY, 19 AUGUST 2013 

All over the country, students and parents are already on the way to campuses this week. In a long-ago age that some of us still breathing are old enough to remember, Fall terms began in September and didn’t finish until after Christmas – the long vacation was time for writing papers and preparing for exams (at least in theory). But in the newer dispensation, we start before Labor Day so that everyone can be idle in December.

Read the whole article at The Catholic Thing

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