Moral Theology

 

Course Description

Modeled upon Kolbe Academy's outstanding curriculum, this high school theology course teaches 11th and 12th grade students how to pray and inspires them to pursue virtue and sanctity, to trust in Divine Providence, and to make life choices based on sound moral principles. 

Course Objectives

 

  • Introduce the student to a devout life in the modern world and the practice of mental prayer

  • Give the student tools to distinguish between forms of prayer that are compatible with Christianity and those that are not

  • Explain why sanctity and perfection consist in doing "everything to conform to God's will" as St. Teresa of Avila says, and why this is the highest perfection possible

  • Encourage boundless trust in God, His Divine Providence, His Love, and His Mercy

  • Impart a firm understanding of Christian moral principals and their proper application in life situations

  • Impart a greater understanding of the dignity of the human person, free will, and vocation

  • Foster a deeper admiration of the particular callings within the Church

  • Inspire each student to respond with greater zeal to the Universal call to Holiness

  • Reveal the beauty and sanctity of Matrimony in the Catholic Church and the benefits and responsibilities of family life

  • Presents the excellence of religious vocations, their benefits and responsibilities, as well as briefly define the various types of religious vocations in the Church 

  • Further the student's understanding of one's duties to God, Church, self, spouse, family, state, and society

  • Foster a profound appreciation and understanding of Our Lady, her role in salvation and in our lives

Course Texts

  • The Holy Bible. Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition. Ignatius Press. 

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church. Liberia Editrice Vaticana and United States catholic Conference, Second Edition. 

  • Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. Translated by John K. Ryan. Image Books, Doubleday. 

  • Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence by B. Claude Colombiere and Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure. Translated by Paul Garvin. Tan Books. 

  • Catholic Morality: A Course in Religion Book III by Fr. John Laux. Tan Books 

  • Church documents

 

Course Levels

  • Standard 

  • Honors: In addition to the standard requirements, students taking this course at the Honors level will be assigned additional reading assignments and will be expected to write longer weekly essays. 

 

Course Instructor

Mrs. Juliana Lerner

Course Format

This class will be offered in an online format in addition to the day school classes offered at St. John Bosco High School's campus. Bi-weekly live classes with the instructor will assist students as they work through the material. Students should plan to work on the reading, written, and online assignments four days a week. Assignments will be submitted via Jupiter grades and/or emailed to the instructor. Typing skills are needed. 

Course Schedule: Academic Year 2019-2020

Begin reading assignments: Monday, September 23

First live class with instructor: Tuesday, October 1

Live class schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m. PST

        Cost: $200 per student per semester (October-January; February-May)

                = $400 for the full year

Contact the school for more information and to register your student. 

Educating virtuous scholars in

The Catholic Faith † Latin † The Seven Liberal Arts † Personal Excellence 

 Truth † Goodness † Beauty

For 20 Years and Counting

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Salem, OR 97303

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