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April 12, 2024

Discussion Night “The mystery of church in the thought of Gottfriend W. Leibniz (1646-1715)”

You’re Invited: Virtual Discussion Night onThe mystery of church in the thought of Gottfriend W. Leibniz (1646-1715) with Rev. Dr. Avelino Gonzalez-Ferrer Join us as we delve into the mysteries of Leibniz's understanding of the Nature of the Church. This promises to be a stimulating and spiritually enriching event that you won't want to miss. Mark your calendar for this enlightening virtual Discussion Night on April 25th at 7:30 p.m. EST on Zoom. About Rev. Dr. Avelino Gonzalez-Ferrer Our speaker, Rev. Dr. Avelino Gonzalez-Ferrer, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this discussion. As a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and former Vatican official, Dr. Gonzalez-Ferrer holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy. His insights promise to deepen our understanding of Leibniz's theological-metaphysics and its relevance to contemporary ecclesiology. We’ll Explore
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Leibniz's concept of the Church as a "moral person."
  • Learn how Leibniz's theological-metaphysics can inform our contemporary understanding of the nature of the Church.
  • Engage in stimulating discussion and exchange ideas with fellow members of the CDU community.
Details Date: April 25th/span> Time: 7:30 p.m. EST Platform: Zoom To register follow the link 
February 20, 2024

Dr. Sophia Aguirre’s Visionary Conversation on Guadalupe Network Radio

In a recent episode of "Catholic Lunch Break" on Guadalupe Network Radio, Dr. Sophia Aguirre joined host Wyatt Goolsby for a compelling conversation that highlighted her journey in Catholic Distance University’s mission, education and her innovative vision for the future of Catholic Distance University. Dr. Sophia Aguirre, renowned for her expertise in economics and higher education brings a unique perspective to the dialogue. As an educator, author, and advocate for the marginalized, her insights resonate deeply with those seeking to integrate their faith into their daily lives and societal interactions. They talk about the transformative potential of technology, and how CDU is pioneering the integration of AI and big data design into the curriculum, providing students with cutting-edge skills that are essential for success in the digital age. However, unlike secular institutions CDU remains deeply committed to ensuring that these advancements are guided by a Christian anthropology—a framework that recognizes the inherent dignity and worth of every human person. CDU also prepares to launch new initiatives in online education, including an exclusively Spanish-language program on Catholic social teaching. By offering students a holistic education that integrates faith, reason, and technological innovation, CDU seeks to empower them to become leaders in their fields while remaining steadfast in their Christian identity. In conclusion, Dr. Sophia Aguirre's goals for Catholic education, as shared on "Catholic Lunch Break," offers a compelling glimpse into the future of online learning. With a focus on liberal arts education, AI, Ecclesial administration management and big data design that prepares students for success in their careers. As we embark on this journey together, may we draw inspiration from CDUs vision and strive to build a world where education nurtures both minds and souls. To listen to the full episode please visit Guadalupe Radio Network To watch the full interview please visit Catholic Distance University (
January 25, 2024

Discussion Night

You’re Invited: Virtual Discussion Night on Home and Identity with Dr. Aguirre Join us for an intellectual deep-dive on Creating Home and Identity with Dr. Maria Sophia Aguirre, President of Catholic Distance University. Mark your calendar for this enlightening virtual Discussion Night on February 7th at 7:30 p.m. EST on Zoom. About Dr. Maria Sophia Aguirre With years of dedicated academic research in the subjects of home, economics, and identity, Dr. Aguirre’s insights promise to illuminate the role that home plays in shaping successful societies and fostering authentic happiness, a conversation that so desperately needs to happen in our rapidly changing society. We’ll Explore
  • The impact and consequences of introducing new technologies into our lives and homes
  • The why and how of creating a person-centered home for forming a healthy relationship with identity and self
  • The profound impact of family dinners and relationships on the building of human and social capital
  • The significance of actions, even those within the safety and sanctuary of our own homes
Details Date: February 7th Time: 7:30 p.m. EST Platform: Zoom  
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