Daily Readings

List of daily required and recommended readings.

Note: Full bibliographic info can be found in the Course Packet Index.

Lesson Required Reading Supplementary Reading
1

Introduction


2

What is Morally Relevant? How do We Reason Morally?

Discussion: Case #1: Campus Labor Action Project

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, pp. 11-25

3

Does Notre Dame Have a Moral Theology?

Discussion: Case #2: "The Notre Dame Paradox"

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church,
pp. 27-39
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4

Sources for Moral Theology: Scripture I

Case #3: Parietals, Social Life and the End(s) of Sex

Philip Wogaman, Christian Ethics: A Historical Introduction, pp. 2-15
5

Sources for Moral Theology: Scripture II

Discussion: Case #4: Marriage, Sex, and Procreation

Paulinus Odozor, "Humanae Vitae and its Aftermath" in Moral Theology in an Age of Renewal, pp. 44-47
6

Sources for Moral Theology: Tradition

QUIZ #1

Discussion: Case #5: Tradition, Authority and Freedom at Notre Dame

Philip Wogaman, Christian Ethics: A Historical Introduction, pp. 16-22.
7

Sources for Moral Theology: Reason

Discussion: Case #6: Gay Marriage, "Right Reason" and the Public Voice of the Church

Philip Wogaman, Christian Ethics: A Historical Introduction, pp. 23-36.
8

Sources for Moral Theology: Experience I

Discussion: Case #7: The Ministries of Women in the Church

Philip Wogaman, Christian Ethics: A Historical Introduction, pp. 37-50.
9

Sources for Moral Theology: Experience II

Discussion: Case #8: Inter-Religious Marriage

[none]
10

Categories for Moral Theology: Love and Service

[none]
11

Categories for Moral Theology: Happiness and Virtue

Philip Wogaman, Christian Ethics: A Historical Introduction, pp. 51-62.
12

Categories for Moral Theology: Freedom and Law

QUIZ #2

13

Categories for Moral Theology: Conscience and Truth

  • John Paul II, The Splendor of Truth §54-70
  • Richard Gula, "Conscience"
  • Bernard Haring, "Conscience: The Sanctuary of Creative Fidelity and Liberty"
14

Categories for Moral Theology: The Moral Act

Discussion: Case #9: Self-Defense

  • Richard McCormick "Killing the Patient"
  • Josef Fuchs, "Good Acts and Good Persons"
  • Lisa Sowle Cahill, "Accent on the Masculine"
  • Paulinus Odozor, "The Debate on Moral Norms" in
    Moral Theology in an Age of Renewal, pp. 247-268
  • Philip Wogaman, Christian Ethics: A Historical Introduction,
    pp. 96-107
15 Review for Midterm
16 MIDTERM EXAMINATION
17

Categories for Moral Theology: Justice

  • US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Economic Justice for All
  • Marciano Vidal, "Structural Sin: A New Category in Moral Theology"
Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, pp. 71-92.
18

Categories for Moral Theology: Wisdom and Witness

Discussion: Case #10: Just War and Pacifism


19

Categories for Moral Theology: Community Life I

Discussion: Case #11: Abortion and Embryo Adoption


20

Categories for Moral Theology: Community Life II

Discussion: Case #12: Racism and Moral Dissonance in the Church

  • Theodore Hesburgh, "Civil Rights for All"
  • Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, pp. 49-70.

21

Categories for Moral Theology: The Common Good

Discussion: Case #13: Pastoral Responses to HIV/AIDS (Europe and Africa)

  • John Fuller and James Keenan, "Introduction: At the End of the First Generation of HIV/AIDS Prevention"
  • Maurizio Faggioni, "An HIV-Infected Italian Woman Seeking to Have Children"
  • South African Bishop's Conference, "A Message of Hope"
  • Bishop Kodd Dowling (selected articles)

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, pp. 95-114.

22
  • Lawrence Cunningham, "A Reflection on 'Mature and Exemplary Christians"

23-28

Group Project Presentations


29 FINAL EXAMINATION

 

Citation: Clairmont, D. (2007, May 12). Daily Readings. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from Notre Dame OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.nd.edu/theology/introduction-to-catholic-moral-theology/daily-readings.
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