1. AN OVERVIEW of CATHOLIC TEACHING: HUMAN SEXUALITY, CHASTITY, MARRIAGE, and CELIBACY: Benedict XVI on the Family; Friendship; Conners on Boundaries; Selections from The Catechism of the Catholic Church.
3. ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING and CATHOLIC MORAL PRINCIPLES: Conscience and the Eternal Law; Natural Law; the Principle of Double Effect. Pope John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor; Thomas.Aquinas, Sum.Theol 1,II 93a,3ad2 - Natural & Eternal Law; Vatican II, Rel. Freedom (Dign.Hum.) 1-3 On Divine & [Natural] Law
of Catholic Teaching on human sexuality, chastity, marriage, and celibacy:
A) The Early and Medieval Church. Marriage as Sacrament: Beal, “Marriage...Historical Overview”; Peter Brown on early Christianity, sexual renunciation, and marriage.
B) The Modern Church. Sexuality and Sacramentality: Conciliar and Papal pronouncements: Casti Connubii, Gaudium et Spes, Humanae Vitae, Familiaris Consortio.
Selections from Pope John Paul II, Catechesis on Genesis and Catechesis on the Sermon on the Mount.
SEXUALITY from the Perspective of the Behavioral Sciences.
Developmental sexuality and sexual maturity. Psychopathology, psychopathy, and asessing the risk of violence. Classical virtue-theory and modern psychology.
The sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. (Part 2): ecclesial implications of The John Jay Study. The role of alcoholism and other addictions; 12-Step recovery programs.
A) Theology of Marriage: Sacramental and Canonical Aspects. Pope John Paul II: God the Author of Marriage.
B) Stages of Marriage, Caring for troubled marriages: Divorce and remarriage: special pastoral and moral concerns. Admission to the Eucharist and the use of the External and Internal Forums. The Reception of Holy Communion by the Divorced and Remarried Members of the Faithful; Vademecum for Confessors.
Reproductive Physiology and Natural Family Planning. The Church's response to contraceptive technology and infertility. Humanae Vitae; Evagelium Vitae; Familiaris Consortio.
Philosophy, spirituality, and methods of Natural Family Planning (sympto-thermal, Billings, Creighton). Presentation by Debi Hoppe.
On The Pastoral Care of Homosexual Person (October 1st, 1986); Considerations regarding proposals to give legal recognition to unions between homosexual persons (July 31, 2003).
A) The Three Pillars: (1) Spiritual Direction; (2) Prayer; (3) Support Group.
B) Stages of Celibacy, Ministry, Friendship, and the Universal Need for Appropriate Boundaries (Part 2) Presentation by Msgr. Craig Cox, Vicar for Clergy, Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Declaration on certain questions concerning sexual ethics (Persona Humana). Pope John Paul II, The Theology of Marriage and Celibacy.
Abortion; Embryo adoption; finding Christ at the end of life. Pope John Paul II, Evagelium Vitae; SCDF, Instruction on Respect for Human Life (Donum Vitae); Declaration on Euthanasis, (Jura et Bona).
FOCCUS test; Engaged Encounter; Prenuptial Interview Checklist
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