Question: What does the Church say about sexual education? They would probably only promote
Controversies in Marriage
a. The complementarity of men and women
Cannot same sex unions also have a unitive dimension?
If there is a penc
The Sacraments at the Service of Communion: Matrimony and Sexual Ethics (And Holy Orders)
The Theology of the Body
a. Collection of sermons on the body by Pope John Paul II
b. Marriage context and resurrection context
Humans are created
Baptism - the gate of the sacraments.
a. Jesus was baptized when he was 30 by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. The
whole body was submersed into the water.
a. Most of the gospels are from the years after his baptism.
Parish - family asks for baptism
Pastor: " Church must have good reason to believe that the child can be raised in the Catholic
faith before agreeing to baptism.
Relationship in Catholic theology between baptism and sacraments in general and
Titles of Mary
Mother of God (second person of the Trinity) - this upsets people because it
suggests that she was divine as well, or above God, which is NOT the teaching of
Christianity. She is not a goddess in any Christian tradition.
Benedict the 16th has resigned as of Feb. 2013. It has happened once before in 1415. He
resigned because of health reasons, but really in order to preserve the unity of faith.
Conclave - there is no next in line to the papacy, but there is a car
Greek word for rock is feminine, so Matthew 16:13-19, is questioned whether Jesus is giving
authority to Peter, or to the faith of Christianity.
Ethics: This is the problem, this is what is the church says, this is what can be argued, etc. etc.
The crucifix (has a body on it) v. the cross (just the cross). They would have on a mountainside
or a road coming into the city, so you would be mindful of doing wrong.
You would die by suffocation on the crucifix after the knocking of the pedestal becaus
Introduction: Lecture 1
Agere sequitur esse/credere = "action follows being" or "what we believe ourselves to be"
What I do depends on what I am
Two questions are the SAME: 1) What does it mean to be a Catholic?
2) What does it mean to be a moral person?
People start with their ethical conclusions and then go backwards.
Stephen Toulmin (The Uses of Argument, 1958)
The Toulmin Model: Evidence - (Warrant) ->
Claim: For which you are proving
Sins, Morals, cont.
a. An offense against reason, truth, and RIGHT conscience. (But, conscience can be
An offense against God
Failure to love God and neighbor
Wounds human nature and injures human solidarity
Foundations of the Catholic Moral Tradition I: Scriptures and Historical Perspectives
Discipleship and Selflessness: Acting with Urgency
Discipulous - student
As a disciple, you must know that you are also in danger of your life. The first disciples were
Scriptures and Historical Perspectives (Foundations)
Ta; BiBYia - means "The Book" * The Bible is both A book and The Book.
Whose Bible is it? -> No ones.
Old Testament and the New Testament
Old Testament or the Hebrew Bible (not the Jewish Bible)