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 1. AN OVERVIEW of CATHOLIC TEACHING: HUMAN SEXUALITY, CHASTITY, MARRIAGE, and CELIBACY: Pope Francis on the Family: Amoris Laetitia; Benedict XVI on the Family: Familiaris Consortio; Friendship; Conners on Boundaries; Selections from The Catechism of the Catholic Church.

 2. THE PRESENT CRISIS in SEXUAL MORALITY:
A) 
The Sexual Abuse Crisis (Part 1); B)  Models of Christian Modesty and Intimacy; C) Ministry, Friendship, and the Universal Need for Appropriate Boundaries (Part 1);

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

4. THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT 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.

5. INTRODUCTION to THE THEOLOGY of THE BODY:
Selections from Pope John Paul II, Catechesis on Genesis and Catechesis on the Sermon on the Mount.

6. HUMAN 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.

7. ABUSE, ADDICTION and IMPAIRMENT
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.

8. THE MARRIAGE COVENANT
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.

9. FERTILITY in MARRIAGE
Reproductive Physiology and Natural Family Planning. The Church's response to contraceptive technology and infertility. Humanae Vitae; Evagelium Vitae; Familiaris Consortio.

10. NATURALFAMILY PLANNING:SPIRITUALITY and PRACTICE 
Philosophy, spirituality, and methods of Natural Family Planning (sympto-thermal, Billings, Creighton). Presentation by Debi Hoppe.

11. A PASTORAL APPROACH to HOMOSEXUALITY
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).

12. TOWARDS A COVENANT THEOLOGY of CELIBACY
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.

13. COMMON BIOETHICAL DILEMMAS in MARRIAGE
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).

14. PARISH MARIAGE PREPARATION
FOCCUS test; Engaged Encounter; Prenuptial Interview Checklist


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