Archive | September, 2011

Interact Impacts – Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education Totals

27 Sep


Box Tops for Education

2010-11 Total – $67.60

2011-12 Running Total $84.90

Running Grand Total $152.50

Labels for Education (Campbell’s Soup Labels)

61 Points (40 Points Gathered Last Year for a Total of 101 Points)

Each of these are distributed to Catholic grade schools in Covington, KY.


Quizlet Links for Wednesday’s Quizzes

27 Sep

Church History Chapter 3

Morality Chapter 3


Solidarity Handout Project – Initial Details

25 Sep

The general rules:

Demand Rises       –       Prices Rise

Demand Drops      –      Prices Drop

Supply Rises         –       Prices Drop

Supply Drops        –       Prices Rise




2437 On the international level, inequality of resources and economic capability is such that it creates a real “gap” between nations.224 On the one side there are those nations possessing and developing the means of growth and, on the other, those accumulating debts.


2438 Various causes of a religious, political, economic, and financial nature today give “the social question a worldwide dimension.”225 There must be solidarity among nations which are already politically interdependent. It is even more essential when it is a question of dismantling the “perverse mechanisms” that impede the development of the less advanced countries.226 In place of abusive if not usurious financial systems, iniquitous commercial relations among nations, and the arms race, there must be substituted a common effort to mobilize resources toward objectives of moral, cultural, and economic development, “redefining the priorities and hierarchies of values.”227


Solidarity Quotes:

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir, 1911


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” – Martin Luther King, 1963


“Words get their meaning from the company they keep.” – Nicholas Lash, Believing Three Ways in One God, 1993


Each Group Will Have to Examine the Ripple Effects of Interdependence for a Given Topic

Due Date – TBD

Here are the topics:

Group 1 -Newman’s Own

Group 2 -Vatican Solar Panels

Group 3 – Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Group 4 – Special Olympics

Group 5 – Teach for America

Group 6 – Sisters of Notre Dame


Class overviews for 9-26 through 9-30

25 Sep

Church History – Finish reading Chapter 3

9/26 – Turn in viewing guides for The Mission, Group work on Martyrs, continue with chapter 3/review for quiz

9/27 and 9/29 – Primary sources on Augustine, Allegory of the Cave if possible (computer as of now is still down)

9/28 – 25 point Quiz over chapter 3 (vocabulary & edicts)

9/30 – No School – Faculty training day

Morality – Read Chapter 4

9/26 – Group presentations assigned

9/27 – Begin Chapter 4 review for chapter 3 quiz

9/28 – Quiz chapter 3, Case Study

9/29 – Prejudice and Justice paragraphs due, continue w/ chapter 4



Chapter 3 – Class Handout

21 Sep


1.     Lack of restrictions

2.     Ability to be able to

God’s Respect for Human Freedom


  1. Implications for the God-World Relationship
  1. Problem of Pain


Power – Capacity to Influence

Persuasion vs. Coercion

Components of a Moral Action

Paragraph 1750 CCC

The morality of human acts depends on:

– the object chosen;

– the end in view or the intention;

– the circumstances of the action.

The object, the intention, and the circumstances make up the “sources,” or constitutive elements, of the morality of human acts.

Will and Intellect

Vocabulary Page 56

Indifferent Acts



Full Knolwedge

Human Act


Indifferent Acts

Indirect Responsibility

Partial Knowledge



Violence (external)

Overview of 9-19 through 9-23

19 Sep


Read Chapter 3

Monday – No Class

Tuesday – Handout on Freedom and Power

Wednesday – Continue with Notes and Ch. 3

Thursday – Start Ch. 4

Friday – Meaning of Life

Church History

Monday – Finish The Mission

Tuesday/Thursday – Martyrs Project

Wednesday – Start Chapter 3

Friday – Martyrs due

The Mission Viewing Guide

13 Sep

The Mission viewing guide – 50 Points Due Date TBD


Identifications – 1 point each – Indicate in complete sentences the you know who each of these people or groups are.


  1. Fr. Gabriel



  1. Rodrigo Mendoza



  1. The Guarani



  1. Don Cabeza



  1. The Cardinal/Narrator


Short Answer 1 – Answer in a single paragraph 10 Points


How do the priests in the film demonstrate creative fidelity to the demands of the gospel? (answer below or type)
















Short Answer 2 – Answer in a single paragraph 10 Points (answer on the back or type)


Whose approach to the seizing of the mission territories do you find more convincing Fr. Gabriel’s or Fr. Rodrigo’s?


Short Essay – 25 Points (Answer on a typed sheet of paper)  How does the movie explore the tension between the Homeric Ethic and Christian beliefs?  Is this tension still with us today?