Catholic Bible Institute

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The New Testament Year is a Virtual Experience

What is the Catholic Bible Institute (CBI)?​

CBI is a comprehensive, three-year Bible study program: one year focuses on the Old Testament, one year on the New Testament, and a third year on the ministry of the Word.

The goal of the Catholic Bible Institute is growth in relationship with Jesus Christ through the study of the Bible and the formation of ministers of the Word for parishes. CBI participants study the Word of God according to Catholic principles and connect the Word with life through prayer, conversation and written reflection.

CBI learning entails:

  • Presentations from a wide range of Bible scholars and experts via live web conference
  • Prayer and small-group conversation via live web conference
  • Readings from the Bible and Bible commentaries
  • Written reflections
  • Accompaniment by a team of facilitators

Participants can earn LMU Extension Semester Hours in the Certification-Track, or participate simply for their own learning in the Enrichment – Track.

When does CBI meet? 

CBI sessions occur via Zoom from 9AM to 1PM on the following dates:

CBI Sessions for New Testament Year 2021-2022:

August 21, 2021: Bible basics & principles of Catholic biblical interpretation (CBI Team)

August 28, 2021: New Testament Introduction (Fr. Tim Peters)

September 11, 2021: Gospel according to Mark (Fr. Patrick Mullen)

October 9, 2021: Gospel according to Matthew (Dr. Michael Barber)

November 13, 2021: Gospel according to Luke (Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson)

December 4, 2021: Acts of the Apostles (Sr. Laurie Brink, OP)

January 15, 2022: Gospel according to John (Fr. Slawomir Szkredka)

February 12, 2022: Pauline Letters (Fr. Thomas Stegman, SJ)

March 12, 2022: Pauline Letters (Dr. Peter Williamson)

April 9, 2022: Catholic Letters (Dr. Sherri Brown)

May 14, 2022: Revelation (Dr. Eugenia Constantinou)

June 18, 2022: New Testament Theology (Fr. Felix Just, SJ)      

What is the cost of CBI?

Tuition for the Old and New Testament years is $380 per year (not including textbooks).

Register for only $300 until August 21, 2021!

How do I register for CBI?

New participants can join in August of any year, starting with either the Old Testament or New Testament.

Click here to register for the New Testament Year.

CBI 2021-2022 Syllabus

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What if I have additional questions?

For further information contact:


Alex Moreno
Administrative Secretary​

The Catholic Bible Institute is co-sponsored by the Office of Religious Education, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the Center for Religion and Spirituality, Loyola Marymount University Extension.

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