Selections from the Catechism of the
Selections from the Catechism on Creation, Fall, Matrimony, and Sexual Morality. English translation with facing official Latin text.
“Interview with Fr. Spadaro, SJ”
Describes Church as a “field hospital;” recommends highlighting context for difficult moral issues.
“Address to Catholic Physicians”
(September 20, 2013)
Unborn children have the face of Christ, as do the disabled, the elderly, and the infirm.
Pope Benedict XVI on “Family and Christian Community”
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)
First Encyclical Letter..
Pope Benedict XVI
Caritas in Veritate
(on Integral Human
Development in Charity and Truth)
CARITAS IN VERITATE.doc
Encyclical Letter on Integral Human Development in Charity and Truth
Pope John Paul II, “The Theology of the
Body, Part One: The Original Unity of Man and Woman”
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’“
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”
“Veritatis Splendor”: Encyclical of Pope John Paul II on moral theology.
Servais Pinckaers, O.P., “An Encyclical for the Future:
PDF document; MS-Word Document
Introduction to and
Discussion of “The Theology of the Body”
Fr. Richard M. Hogan on Pope John Paul II's catechesis on marriage
Christopher West on Pope John Paul II's catechesis on marriage
Sex, Priestly Ministry, and the Church
Len Sperry, M.D., Ph.D
Peter Brown on the body and sexuality in early
Christianity and late antiquity
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
A compilation of the social teachings of the Catholic Church
Selections from C.S. Lewis
Texts by C.S. Lewis on sexual morality and romantic love
Stanley Hauerwas: “Sex in Public”
Article on modern crisis in sexual morality
from “Evangelium Vitae.” & “Familiaris Consortio”
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
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
Daily Audiences given July-November, 1984, commenting on “Humanae Vitae”
SCDF - Reception of Communion by
SCDF - “On the Reception of Holy Communion by Divorced-and-Remarried Catholics”
Vademecum for Confessors on Marriage
“Vademecum for Confessors Concerning Some Aspects of the Conjugal Life” from the Pontifical Council for the Family
In Defense of Natural Law
Article defending natural law by J.S. Grabowski and M. J.Naughton
Gregg, “Dignitatis Humanae and the
Catholic Human Rights ‘Revolution’”
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
Selected texts for class discussion: Trent; Leo XIII (“Arcanum”); Pius XI (“Casti Connubii”)
Leo XIII on Marriage
PopeLeo XIII, “Arcanum” on Christian Marriage
Pius XI: Casti Connubii
Pope Pius XI- “Casti Connubii”
Thomas Aquinas and Vatican II
on Natural Law
Texts from Thomas Aquinas and Vatican II on Natural Law
Trent on Marriage
Session Twenty-Four of the Council of Trent on the Sacrament of MAtrimony
Vatican II - “Gaudium et Spes” on
Chapters 46-52 of “Gaudium et Spes”, (“The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World”)
Persona Humana - Sexual Ethics
SCDF - “Persona Humana” (Sexual Ethics), Latin and English.
Vatican Guidelines on Homosexuality
SCDF, “On the Pastoral Care of the Homosexual Person”, English tr.with Latin original.
Discussion of Vatican Guidelines on
NCCB and Catechism on Homosexuality
Texts from (NCCB) “To Live in Christ Jesus” and “The Catechism of the Catholic Church”
NCCB - Always Our Children
NCCB document for parents of homosexual persons
Episcopal and magisterial documents on
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
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
PSYCHOPATHY ; VIOLENCE
Handouts on predictors of violent behavior by Jane Goerss, Ph.D..
Sympto-Thermal Natural Family Planning - A
Power point Presentation
Presentation by Debbi Hoppe and Kathy Brinda, N.F.P. teachers..
Clinical Discussion of Pedophilia
Medical/psychiatric discussion of psychopathology.
Spiritual defense of purity and primacy of intimacy with Christ.