Sacrament of Matrimony
INTRODUCTION:: CRISES in the CONTEMPORARY UNDERSTANDING of Marriage; Chastity, and The Human Family: Changing Definitions of Marriage. Gender Ideology. The Value of Chastity. Definitions and Crises of Abuse and Moral Authority.
1. AN OVERVIEW of CATHOLIC TEACHING: MARRIAGE; CHASTITY; THE HUMAN FAMILY. Selections from: The Catechism of the Catholic Church; Pope Francis on the Family, Amoris Laetitia; Pope Benedict XVI on the Family, Familiaris Consortio; Friendship.
2. MODERN CONTROVERSIES CONCERNING MARRIAGE and THE FAMILY: A Spiritual and Theological Appraisal. Divorce, Remarriage, and the Sacraments. Ministry, Friendship, and Boundaries. Models of Christian Modesty and Intimacy;
3.2. Natural Law;
The Universal Call to Holiness;
3.4. The Human Act;
The Problem Of Good;
3.6. Social Doctrine Principles;
Durazo, Catholic Moral Principles for Decision-Making (ppt.).
4. THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT of Catholic Teaching on Marriage and the Family. :A) The Early and Medieval Church. Marriage as Sacrament. B) The Modern Church. Sexuality and Sacramentality:
5. INTRODUCTION to THE THEOLOGY of THE BODY: The Theology of the Body of Pope St. John Paul II on Chastity, the Family, and Fertility. :
from the Perspective of the Behavioral Sciences.
A. Psychopathology: Psychopathy; Violence in Relationships. .B. Addiction and Pornography
A. The Physiology of fertility and human reproduction. B. Catholic Moral Teaching and the Practice of Contraception
C. Natural Family Planning, Methods and Resources.
A) Theology of Marriage: Sacramental and Canonical Aspects. B) Stages of Marriage, Caring for troubled marriages and “non-binary” families: Divorce and remarriage: special pastoral and moral concerns.
A. Fertility and Pregnancy: Artificial Insemination; In vitro fertilization; “Embryo Adoption”; Abortion.
B. Finding Christ at the end of life
FOCCUS test; Engaged Encounter; Prenuptial Interview Checklist
This Webpage was originally created for a workshop held at Saint Andrew's Abbey, Valyermo, California in 1990