Calming the Storm Course Registration

Calming the Storm – Fidelity to Christ in the storm-tossed Church of our times

A 4-week online course with Fr. Gerald E. Murray
(April 27 – May 25)
Still accepting enrollments – Students will receive online access to the first class for up to two weeks. 

About the Course

A four segment course by Fr. Gerald E. Murray based on his interview book with Diane Montagna, Calming the Storm: Navigating the Crises Facing the Catholic Church and Society, Emmaus Road Publishing, 2022.

Today, the Catholic Church is dealing with many complex problems that often leave the faithful confused about the authentic interpretation of Catholic teaching.

In Calming the Storm: Navigating the Crises Facing the Catholic Church and Society, experienced Vatican journalist Diane Montagna conducts a wide-ranging and trenchant interview with Fr. Gerald E. Murray that examines the root causes of and potential solutions to the many challenges the Church faces today.

Fr. Murray’s insights provide sure guidance in understanding the Church’s teaching on:

  • the indissolubility of marriage,
  • homosexuality and gender ideology,
  • the worthy reception of Holy Communion,
  • the value of the Traditional Latin Mass,
  • the horror of the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy,
  • the responsibility of bishops to uphold—not contradict—the Catholic Faith,
  • and the duty of all Catholics to remain faithful to the teachings handed down from the apostles.

Fr. Murray’s analysis highlights that while Christianity is under siege in the modern world, our Faith teaches us to have confidence in God’s never-failing providence. Renewing our minds and hearts in the truths that Christ and His Church teaches us brings true peace of soul. Amidst the maelstrom of doctrinal confusion and worldliness in the Church, Christ alone calms the storm when, like the Apostles, we turn to him in confidence and faith.

The course will be offered online Wednesday evenings 7-8:30 Eastern Time.

Enrolled students who cannot participate in the live sessions will receive access to recorded videos and course content so they may participate at times more convenient for them. This is a reading only course, there are no exams, papers, or grades.

The course includes:

  • 4  1.5-hour lectures (April 27, May 4, May 18, May 25)
  • Optional copy of Calming the Storm available at time of registration (Students may also purchase a digital version of the course book here.)
  • Optional extra reading material related to the course

If you have any question on this course, please contact Hannah Russo at