The assessment is not an examination. It is an evaluation of the petitioner's education and knowledge in the areas of dogmatic theology, moral theology, sacred scripture, liturgy and sacramental theology, spirituality, canon law, and church history.
The scheduling of assessments is made by the Secretary of the Pastoral Provision in collaboration with the chair of the Theological Faculty.
At the beginning of the assessment process the petitioner receives a syllabus of theological topics, of which each petitioner is expected to have sufficient knowledge. The petitioner meets with the members of the Theological Faculty. The members of the Theological Faculty review the petitioner's academic record and each member conducts an oral interview with the petitioner in the faculty member's area of expertise.
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Step by Step Process
Candidates for Assessment