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Your Life In Christ

Author : Michael Pennock
ISBN : 1594711232
Genre : Education
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Your Life in Christ introduces high school students to the essential message of Christian moral teaching--love of God and love of neighbor. Against this backdrop, students encounter and explore Catholic teaching that applies the mandate to love in real-life scenarios and situations. In a culture where moral relativism increasingly blurs distinctions between right and wrong, students quickly see that this subject couldn't be more relevant. Students consider and study such topics as conscience formation, law, Jesus as a moral guide, sin and forgiveness, respect for life, and sexuality.

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A History Of Catholic Moral Theology In The Twentieth Century

Author : James F. Keenan
ISBN : 9781441161307
Genre : Religion
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This is an historical survey of 20th Century Roman Catholic Theological Ethics (also known as moral theology). The thesis is that only through historical investigation can we really understand how the most conservative and negative field in Catholic theology at the beginning of the 20th could become by the end of the 20th century the most innovative one. The 20th century begins with moral manuals being translated into the vernacular. After examining the manuals of Thomas Slater and Henry Davis, Keenan then turns to three works and a crowning synthesis of innovation all developed before, during and soon after the Second World War. The first by Odon Lottin asks whether moral theology is adequately historical; Fritz Tillmann asks whether it's adequately biblical; and Gerard Gilleman, whether it's adequately spiritual. Bernard Haering integrates these contributions into his Law of Christ. Of course, people like Gerald Kelly and John Ford in the US are like a few moralists elsewhere, classical gate keepers, censoring innovation. But with Humanae vitae, and successive encyclicals, bishops and popes reject the direction of moral theologians. At the same time, moral theologians, like Josef Fuchs, ask whether the locus of moral truth is in continuous, universal teachings of the magisterium or in the moral judgment of the informed conscience. In their move toward a deeper appreciation of their field as forming consciences, they turn more deeply to local experience where they continue their work of innovation. Each continent subsequently gives rise to their own respondents: In Europe they speak of autonomy and personalism; in Latin America, liberation theology; in North America, Feminism and Black Catholic theology; and, in Asia and Africa a deep post-colonial interculturatism. At the end I assert that in its nature, theological ethics is historical and innovative, seeking moral truth for the conscience by looking to speak crossculturally.

Marriage And Holy Orders

Author : Michael Amodei
ISBN : 1594710562
Genre : Education
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Marriage and Holy Orders is for high school students who will soon be embarking on a new stage in life which will initially include college and career planning but will naturally lead to vocational choices such as marriage, religious life, or priesthood. Two vocations that are conferred with their own sacraments--marriage and holy priesthood--are the focus of the text and are set in the context of a practical study of what it means to live the Christian and human vocation. Each chapter of the student text includes several regular features, including: - an opening Scripture quotation - Review questions and Journal/Discussion starters for each main section - Several relevant features that connect with the main material - Minds, Hearts, and Hands assignments that help the students connect the material to service, prayer, and further study - Vocabulary words highlighted in the text and defined in the margins - Ten application projects or assignments that students can choose to work on throughout the entire chapter A Teacher's Wraparound Edition is available as well as supplemental online resources at

This Is Our Faith

Author : Michael Pennock
ISBN : 9781594718427
Genre : Religion
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This Is Our Faith: A Catholic Catechism for Adults is a bestselling overview of the faith for those preparing entry into the Church, as well as for both newly initiated and lifelong Catholics who wish to understand Church teachings more clearly. This revised and updated edition strengthens one of the strongest endorsements of the book: that it communicates important Church teachings in an engaging and understandable manner. Revised and updated in collaboration with longtime RCIA leaders, this new edition of This Is Our Faith has been refreshed with two new chapters, with language and style more in line with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and with updated cultural and historical references. The text maintains the popular book’s accessible tone and easy-to-follow organization, following the four pillars of the Catechism: the Profession of Faith celebration of the sacraments, liturgy, and the Paschal Mystery life in Christ: foundations of Catholic morality Christian prayer Chapters in each of the four parts lead with a thought-provoking story that connects the reader to important teachings, which are then communicated through an easy-to-understand question-and-answer format. Discussion questions and suggestions for additional reading are included for RCIA and parish adult-education groups wishing to explore Church teachings in a group environment. This Is Our Faith provides a solid, clear presentation of the Catholic faith for adults at any stage in their faith journey.

Catholic Moral Tradition Revised

Author : David Bohr
ISBN : 9781597525831
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Too many Catholics tend to believe that morality is primarily about keeping laws and avoiding sin. 'Catholic Moral Tradition, Revised', shows how from the beginning, the Christian moral life is first and foremost about living our lives according to the new law of grace. The gift of the Holy Spirit, given us at baptism, is a dynamic inner principle that transforms us into a new creation in Christ. This book presents an introductory summary of contemporary Catholic moral teaching based upon the renewal mandated by the Second Vatican Council. It also incorporates subsequent Church documents, especially the moral encyclicals of John Paul II--'Veritatis Splendor' and 'Evangelium Vitae'--along with his three encyclicals on Catholic social doctrine and the 'Catechism of the Catholic Church'.

Conscience And Prayer

Author : Dennis Joseph Billy
ISBN : 0814659578
Genre : Religion
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"Conscience and Prayer takes the new conversation between Christian spirituality and moral theology to a deeper level of precision and focus. The authors argue that the relationship between moral theology and spirituality can best be explored by looking at how conscience is related to prayer. In exploring this relationship, both historically and theologically, Billy and Keating open new ways to approach the fundamental aspects of Catholic moral theology."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Reason Informed By Faith

Author : Richard M. Gula
ISBN : 0809130661
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Excellent textbook introduction to the basic issues of fundamental moral theology that considers all of today's moral issues.

Our Catholic Faith

Author : Michael Francis Pennock
ISBN : 1594710325
Genre : Catechisms
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Aims to provide students with a basic knowledge about the principles, in the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Formed In The Image Of Christ

Author : Kathleen A. Cahalan
ISBN : 0814651747
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The Christian life is an imitation of Christ's response to God - a religious response to God's initiative. We are called to make al responses - religion and morality - acts of adoring worship and praise. This sacramental theology is the fundamental moral theology of Bernard Häring, CSsR, whose contributions as a twentieth-century theologian have prepared the way of renewal in Catholic theology today. Part One of this book introduces Bernard Häring and his place in the history of Roman Catholic moral theology. Part Two examines the central concepts of Häring's sacramental-moral theology: responsibility, Christ as Word of God and High Priest, the human person as word and worshiper, and the sacraments as dialogue and response. In Part III the author illustrates how Häring takes a minor category - the virtue of religion - and places it at the center of moral life. Chapters under Part I: Bernard Häring and Roman Catholic Moral Theologyare Reassessing Bernard Häring's Moral Theology, - and "Moral Theology and Sacramental Practice. - Chapters under Part II: The Dogmatic Foundations of Häring's Sacramental-Moral Theologyare *Word and Response: The Theological Foundations of the Religious-Moral Life, - and *Sacraments as Word and Response. - Chapters under Part III: The Christian Moral Life and the Virtue of Religionare *The Theological and Moral Virtues and the Virtue of Religion, - and *The Interior and Exterior Acts of the Virtue of Religion. - Chapters under the Conclusion are *Bernard Häring and Contemporary Proposals in Liturgy and Ethics: Critique and Contributions. - Kathleen A. Cahalan, PhD, is assistant professor of pastoral theology and ministry at St. John's University, School of Theology 'seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota. "

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