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Selections from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Catechism.doc
Selections from the Catechism on Creation, Fall, Matrimony, and Sexual Morality. English translation with facing official Latin text.


  Pope Francis

  “Interview with Fr. Spadaro, SJ” (August, 2013)
  2013_08-Interview_Spadero
Describes Church as a “field hospital;” recommends highlighting context for difficult moral issues.

  “Address to Catholic Physicians” (September 20, 2013)
  2013_08-Catholic_Doctors
Unborn children have the face of Christ, as do the disabled, the elderly, and the infirm.

 


  Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI on “Family and Christian Community”
Ben16-fam_June-2005.doc
address at the opening of the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome (June 6, 2005).

Pope Benedict XVI Deus Caritas est (God is Love)
Ben16-Deus_Caritas-2006-mod.doc
First Encyclical Letter..

Pope Benedict XVI Caritas in Veritate (on Integral Human Development in Charity and Truth)
C
ARITAS IN VERITATE.doc
Encyclical Letter on Integral Human Development in Charity and Truth


  Pope St. John Paul II

Pope John Paul II, “The Theology of the Body, Part One: The Original Unity of Man and Woman”
1A_Orig_Unity_7980_Gen.doc
Pope John Paul II, “The Theology of the Body, Part One: The Original Unity of Man and Woman.” Catechesis on the Book of Genesis (General Audiences 1979-1980)

 Pope John Paul II, “The Theology of the Body, Part One (cont.) ‘Blessed are the Pure of Heart’“
1B_Blessed_Pure_80_Ser_Mt.doc
Pope John Paul II, “The Theology of the Body, Part One (cont.) ‘Blessed are the Pure of Heart’:Catechesis on the Sermon on the Mount” (General Audiences, 1980).

 Pope John Paul II: “Veritatis Splendor
JP2_Veritatis_SplendorEng.doc
Veritatis Splendor”: Encyclical of Pope John Paul II on moral theology.

Servais Pinckaers, O.P., “An Encyclical for the Future: Veritatis Splendor
PDF document;   MS-Word Document

Introduction to and Discussion of “The Theology of the Body”
9_Hogan-Theol-Body.doc
Fr. Richard M. Hogan on Pope John Paul II's catechesis on marriage
9_West-Theol-Body.doc
Christopher West on Pope John Paul II's catechesis on marriage


Sex, Priestly Ministry, and the Church
S
PERRY_SPMC
Len Sperry, M.D., Ph.D

Peter Brown on the body and sexuality in early Christianity and late antiquity
B
ROWN-selections.doc
selections from The Body and Society.

Michael J. McClymond, “The Last Sexual Perversion, An Argument in Defense of Celibacy
The Last Sexual Perversion.doc

Article exposing the false premises and bad science on which conterporary libertine culture is based.


Selections from Gerald Coleman, Human Sexuality, An All-Embracing Gift
MS-Word;    Searchable PDF

Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace : Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church
2004_compend_soc-teachings.doc
A compilation of the social teachings of the Catholic Church

 Selections from C.S. Lewis
C_S_LewisTexts.doc
Texts by C.S. Lewis on sexual morality and romantic love

 Stanley Hauerwas: “Sex in Public”
HauerwasSex_in_Public.doc
Article on modern crisis in sexual morality

Selections from “Evangelium Vitae.” & “Familiaris Consortio”
JP2_sel_FamCon_et_Ev_Vit.doc
Selections for class discussion from Pope John Paul II, “Evangelium Vitae” and “Familiaris Consortio”, with special reference to fertility in marriage.

Pope Paul VI - Humanae Vitae
Humanae_VitaeSmith_2.doc
Latin and English texts of Humanae Vitae

The Cultural and Ecclesial Situation 1964 to 1967: Paving The Way for Dissent from Church Teaching on Contraception, by William E. May, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly, Fall, 2009, pp. 10-19 [includes discussion of the Paul VI Commission on Contraception]
Humanae Vitae - Cult Sit Commision.doc

 Pope John Paul II - Reflections on “Humanae Vitae”
JP2AudHumVit84.doc
Daily Audiences given July-November, 1984, commenting on “Humanae Vitae”

 SCDF - Reception of Communion by Divorced
SCDFReception_of_Communion_by_Divorced.doc
SCDF - “On the Reception of Holy Communion by Divorced-and-Remarried Catholics”

 Vademecum for Confessors on Marriage
PCFVademecum_on_Marriage.doc
“Vademecum for Confessors Concerning Some Aspects of the Conjugal Life” from the Pontifical Council for the Family

In Defense of Natural Law
NTLWAR2.DOC
Article defending natural law by J.S. Grabowski and M. J.Naughton

Gregg, “Dignitatis Humanae and the Catholic Human Rights ‘Revolution’”
Human_Rights_and_Dignitatis_Humanae_.doc
Article by Samuel Gregg, “Dignitatis Humanae and the Catholic Human Rights ‘Revolution’: Past Successes, Future Problems”. The author points to serious consequences of shifting a moral/theological focus solely towards the concept of “rights”.

Early Texts on Marriage and Sexuality
Early_Texts_on_Marriage_and_Virginity.doc
Selected texts for class discussion: Trent; Leo XIII (“Arcanum”); Pius XI (“Casti Connubii”)

 Leo XIII on Marriage
Leo13_Arcanum.doc
PopeLeo XIII, “Arcanum” on Christian Marriage

Pius XI: Casti Connubii
Pi11_casticonnubii.doc
Pope Pius XI- “Casti Connubii”

 Thomas Aquinas and Vatican II on Natural Law
Natural_LawAq_V2.doc
Texts from Thomas Aquinas and Vatican II on Natural Law

 Trent on Marriage
Trent24.doc
Session Twenty-Four of the Council of Trent on the Sacrament of MAtrimony

 Vatican II - “Gaudium et Spes” on Marriage
Vat2_Gaud4752.doc
Chapters 46-52 of “Gaudium et Spes”, (“The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World”)

 Persona Humana - Sexual Ethics
SCDFPersona_HumanaSexual_EthicsL_E.doc
SCDF - “Persona Humana” (Sexual Ethics), Latin and English.

 Vatican Guidelines on Homosexuality
SCDF_Pastoral_Care_Homosexual_Person.doc
SCDF, “On the Pastoral Care of the Homosexual Person”, English tr.with Latin original.

 Discussion of Vatican Guidelines on Homosexuality
QuinnHomosexuality.doc

NCCB and Catechism on Homosexuality
CatechismTo_Live_as.doc
Texts from (NCCB) “To Live in Christ Jesus” and “The Catechism of the Catholic Church”

 NCCB - Always Our Children
NCCB__Always_Our_Children.doc
NCCB document for parents of homosexual persons

 Episcopal and magisterial documents on homosexuality
Homosexuality_Mag_Sel1.doc
Texts for class discussion from the US Catholic Bishops, the SCDF, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and St. Aelred of Rievaulx.

 London Times Article
The_New_Gay_World_marriage.doc
Article from the London Times: “Straight Talk About the New Gay World”. Although NOT compatible with Catholic teaching, this article is unusually honest about issues of relevance to moral theology.

 Psychopathy and Predictors of Violence Towards Women
  
P
SYCHOPATHY   ;   VIOLENCE
Handouts on predictors of violent behavior by Jane Goerss, Ph.D..

Sympto-Thermal Natural Family Planning - A Power point Presentation
 
SYMPTO-THERMAL N.F.P.
Presentation by Debbi Hoppe and Kathy Brinda, N.F.P. teachers..

Clinical Discussion of Pedophilia
 
Mayo-Clinic.doc
Medical/psychiatric discussion of psychopathology.

Another Thirst
 
To_Substitute_Another_Thirst.doc
Spiritual defense of purity and primacy of intimacy with Christ.

 

 


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