Adult Education

The Catholic Adult Education series is an excellent program designed for parishes to receive solid Catholic Adult Education at a fraction of the cost of hiring a professional catechetical team. The series is made up of 35 individual programs and is divided into 6 modules for ease of use.

These presentations were recorded live on location at parishes across the country, adhere to the teaching contained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, have been approved nationwide, and have been used in parishes across the country and throughout the world.

Each presentation runs approximately 60 to 90 minutes and is accompanied by a complete study guide.


Module I

 Module I - The "Catholic Adult Education" Program with Scott and Kimberly Hahn is broken down into six modules. Each module consists of related presentations and is laid out in a recommended sequence. The first four programs in Module I lay the foundation for the entire program. First, we introduce Scott and Kimberly Hahn and tell how they came to see the Catholic Church as the Family of God. From there we move into an overview of the Catholic Church and show the historical splendor of her existence. The final video in this section focuses on the Bible and the Church; it explains why the two must go together and cannot be separated. This program establishes the divine authority of both the Bible and the Church and provides a definitive source of reference for subject matter in later programs.

Module II

Module II of the "Catholic Adult Education" Program with Scott Hahn presents a broad overview of salvation history. The next five programs will focus on how the Family of God developed throughout Biblical history. This Family of God begins with the marital covenant established with Adam and Eve and reaches it's fulfillment in the international or universal covenant established by Jesus Christ with His followers, the Catholic Church. Scott draws from his encyclopedic knowledge of what was to be fulfilled with the coming of the Messiah; the better we understand the Old Testament, the greater appreciation we will have for God's handiwork in preparing His children for this awesome gift of salvation and divine sonship.

Module III

Module III of the “Catholic Adult Education” Program with Scott Hahn focuses on the Church that Christ says He will build. (See Matthew 16.) In the four programs in this module, Scott discusses the four defining characteristics of Christ's Church and how these four marks are rooted in the ancient Christian faith.

Module IV

Module IV of the "Catholic Adult Education" Program with Scott Hahn takes a detailed look at the framework of the Church and it's divinely orchestrated family structure. We will see just how the teachings about the Pope, Mary, Purgatory, the Saints, and the Holy Eucharist are all intimately woven into the master idea of the Family of God.

 Module V

Module V of the "Catholic Adult Education" Program with Scott Hahn looks at the Catholic understanding of sacrament by comparing it to the Old Testament notion of covenant: a blood-oath in which people bind themselves together in solemn and supernatural mystery of all: the Holy sacrifice of the Mass. Through this solemn mystery, the Catholic Church on earth joins with all of creation in heaven and on earth in an eternal hymn of praise.

Module VI

In this final module of the “Catholic Adult Education” Program with Scott and Kimberly Hahn, we look at how to apply all of what we have learned about our Catholic faith to our families. Since it is the family which is the heart of society, a strong family constitutes a strong society, and a society built on the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a house built on a foundation of stone. This final phase will conclude with three programs geared toward responding to our Catholic Christian obligation and to our Holy Father's call to evangelization. At World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado, 1993, Pope John Paul II issued one of the sternest warnings ever to Catholics: “Woe to me if I do not evangelize, Woe to you if you do not succeed in defending life.” These last three programs will first address the issue of evangelizing the family and then move outward to evangelizing society.