Re: Adult Catechesis graduate programs, or what is Pastoral Theology vs. Theology?
Pastoral Theology is a Certificate received when a person satisfactorily completes all the required courses which are specifically centered on the care of the person with reference to Jesus, religious beliefs, faith, etc. It qualifies the certificate holder to provide counselling for grieving, caregiving in terminal illness situations, etc.
Theology is an undergraduate and graduate major.
"As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live."
Pope John Paul II