Theology Department Philosophy

The American Catholic Bishops' pastoral letter on education outlines the educational mission of the Church as an integrated ministry embracing development of faith, building of community, and learning of service.

The Theology Department of the Academy of Holy Angels seeks to develop this model of religious education and learning of service.

Every student at AHA takes a Theology course each day, every trimester of the year. We invite students at appropriate development levels to an awareness of church heritage, the gospel call to personal holiness, and the challenge of transforming the world into the kingdom of justice and peace.

 Learner Outcomes

  • Knowledge, experience, and an appreciation of liturgy and the sacraments
  • Realization of the mission of the Church, the school, and a deepening sense of membership in the Body of Christ
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, love of God and neighbor in justice and service
  • Knowledge and love of scripture
  • Understanding of doctrine and commitment to morality
  • Development of critical thinking, communication, and service skills
  • An appreciation for the history and heritage of faith, service, and action established by the Sisters of St. Joseph as the founders of this school
  • See the complete theology curriculum

Service and the Theology Curriculum
Service and volunteering are important components of theology instruction at Holy Angels.  The form "Permission to Participate" and the instructions on how to submit hours can be found here.

Campus Ministry Team
A unique and valuable part of the AHA community, the Campus Ministry Team (CMT) is comprised of seniors who learn about liturgy, leadership and service and who plan and lead community events in those areas. The application process begins in January. Read more about CMT in the Program of Studies.


Cathy Anhut

  • Campus Ministry Team
  • Jesus Christ and the Christian Community
  • The Bible II
  • Hebrew Scriptures

Kathy Cassidy, department chair

  • Introduction to Christianity
  • Morality

Kevin Chirpich

  • The Bible I and II
  • Church
  • Church History
  • Catholic Social Action

Ann McComas-Bussa

  • Jesus Christ and the Christian Community
  • Church History
  • Sacraments
  • Morality
  • The Bible I and II
  • The Church

Paul Ruhland, Service Coordinator

  • Moral Philosophy
  • Comparative Religions
  • Senior Theology Seminar

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