Resources for Educators

The McGrath Institute for Church Life partners with Catholic dioceses, parishes and schools to address pastoral challenges with theological depth and rigor. In gratitude to you, our partners throughout the country, we have assembled the following resources especially for those involved in Catholic education and faith formation.

Downloadable Resources

Access a wide range of free resources including teaching materials, prayer guides, research reports, active publications and more.

View educational resources

Pro-Life Curricula

Integrate the teachings of the Catholic Church on life and human dignity into secondary academic curricula.

View pro-life curricula resources

Institute Blog

Learn what other Catholics are doing to live and hand on their faith in Jesus Christ, especially in the family, home and parish, and find inspiration to live out the fullness and richness of your faith in the simple, little ways that make up Church life.

Visit the McGrath Institute Blog

Online Theology

Take courses developed by university professors and earn Certificates of Catholic Theology in five areas of study. Our online theology is designed especially for leaders active in a parish, school or other workplace. Courses are available in both English and Spanish.

Browse the online course catalog

Science & Religion Initiative

Strengthen the dialogue between science and religion in your diocese, school and parish by attending a summer seminar. Gain access to a library of curriculum resources and a national network of successful science and religion teachers. 

Learn more about summer seminars

Academic & Pastoral Conferences

Attend one of the academic and pastoral conferences sponsored by the McGrath Institute throughout the year. Most conferences take place during the summer at the University of Notre Dame and are designed specifically for active professionals like liturgists and catechists, science and religion teachers or campus and youth ministers.

View upcoming conferences

Campus Events

Attend events on campus at the University of Notre Dame. Events are free and open to the public and range in scope from prayer services and liturgy to academic talks and presentations.

View upcoming events