“Call the clergy, religious, and laity who serve in this local church to have an increased understanding that we constitute a single ministerial body committed to serving the mission of the Church and the People of God in the Diocese of Shreveport”
(Objective 4.3, The Pastoral Plan of the Diocese of Shreveport)

Catholic Biblical School

The Catholic Biblical School (CBS) provides and in-depth Bible study from a Catholic perspective offered by the University of Dallas.  This comprehensive four-year program covers every book of the Bible and intended for Catholic adults and others who wish to deepen their understanding of scripture.  It is especially recommended for  deacons, religious educators, lectors, and leaders of Bible study groups.  As a CBS student you can strengthen your faith through a deeper knowledge of scripture.  You will learn to:
  • Interpret the Bible in accordance with the Catholic Church and modern biblical scholarship
  • Integrate Bible study with prayer and Christian living
  • Achieve a closer relationship with God's revealed word
Year I  Year 2  Year 3  Year 4 
Exodus, Numbers, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Genesis, Joshua, Judges 1 and 2, Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings Mark, Luke, Acts, Pauline Letters, John, Johannine Letters, Revelation Prophets, Lamentations, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ruth, Song of Songs, Psalms Wisdom Literature, Deuterocanonical Books, Esther and Daniel, Matthew, Catholic and Pastoral Letters, Hebrews

Graduate Level Programs

LIMEX - Loyola University Extension Program 

Plans are being made to begin another LIMEX program in the Fall of this year.  In four years, you could have a Masters Degree in theology!  Certificates are available for those without an undergraduate degree. 

For more information, come to the information session, or check out the prospectus at the LIMEX website  or contact Shelly Bole
University of Dallas - School of Ministry

In addition to undergraduate-level programs, the School of Ministry at the University of Dallas offers several Masters Degrees in areas related to theology and religious education.  These classes may be taken online and / or on weekends.  Courses are generally offered during Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. 

For more information contact visit the School of Ministry website or contact Fr. Pat Madden.

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