Lover and Beloved
1. CONTEMPORARY CRISES IN SECULAR SEXUAL MORALITY: INSIDIOUS “RIGHTS”; GENDER DYSPHORIA and GENDER IDEOLOGY: Women Betrayed by the “Sexual Revolution” and “The Pill.” Pope Francis on Gender Ideology
2. A REVIEW of ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING and CATHOLIC MORAL PRINCIPLES: Conscience; Aquinas on Eternal Law & Natural Law; Double Effect. Pope John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor; Vatican II on Divine & Natural Law
3. A REVIEW of MAGISTERIAL CATHOLIC TEACHING on HUMAN SEXUALITY, CHASTITY, and CELIBACY: The Catechism of the Cathoic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas est. Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia.
Review of and Update on Sexual Abuse Crisis. Models of Christian Modesty and Intimacy; Ministry, Friendship, and the Universal Need for Appropriate Boundaries.
A) The Early and Medieval Church. Peter Brown on early Christianity, sexual renunciation, and marriage. Celibacy in the early and medieval Church.
B) The Modern Church. Sexuality and Sacramentality: Selections from relevant magisterial texts: Casti Connubii, Gaudium et Spes, Humanae Vitae, Familiaris Consortio;. Amoris Laetitia. The Concept of Sexual Pleasure in the Catholic Moral Tradition (Kochuthura 8.6-8.7).
Selections from Pope John Paul II, Male and Female He Created Them
SEXUALITY from the Perspective of the Behavioral Sciences.
Developmental sexuality and sexual maturity. Psychopathology, psychopathy, and assessing the risk of violence.
Addiction, classical virtue-theory and modern psychology.
7c. GENDER IDEOLOGY, GENDER DYSPHORIA, and TRANSSEXUALISM
Review of Reproductive Physiology and Natural Family Planning. The Church's response to contraceptive technology and infertility. Humanae Vitae; Evagelium Vitae; Familiaris Consortio.
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.
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). Amoris Laetitia; Male and Female He Created Them
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).
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