Archive | October, 2011

Church History Review Sheet

31 Oct

Church History Chapter 4 and 5 Review Sheet




  1. Material Heresy
  2. Formal Heresy
  3. Gnosticism
  4. Marcionism
  5. Marcion
  6. Manichaeism
  7. Montanism
  8. Docetism
  9. Ecumenical Council
  10. St. Jerome
  11. St. Augustine
  12. Gregory the Great
  13. Basil the Great
  14. Gregory of Nyssa
  15. Gregory of Nazianzus – the theologian
    1. The Cappadocians
  16. Arrianism
  17. Council of Nicea
  18. Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed
  19. Theotokos – p. 157
  20. Monophysitism & Monothelitism
  21. Donatism
  22. Pelagianism
  23. Theodosius I
  24. Fall of Rome
  25. Germanic Tribes
  26. Monasticism
    1. Eremitic
    2. Coenobitic
  27. St. Benedict
    1. The Rule of Benedict
  28. St. Scolastica
  29. Monte Cassino
  30. Gregorian Chant




  1. Anathema
  2. Apocrypha
  3. Apostles’ Creed
  4. Caesaropapism
  5. Demiurge
  6. Doctor of the Church
  7. Dokesis
  8. Ecumenical Council
  9. Heresy
  10. Homoousios
  11. Infallible
  12. Logos
  13. Neo-Platonism
  14. Vulgate
  15. Diocese
  16. Ecumenical Patriarch
  17. Lectio Divina
  18. Nuncio
  19. Ora Et Labora
  20. Scriptorium


Short Essay Topics – Answer 2 of 3


1.  What types of creeds are there?  How do creeds relate to the sacraments?  How do creeds relate to heresies?


2.  Explain the orthodox formulations of Christological and Trinitarian reflection.


3.  What role did Monasticism play in Western Europe after the Fall of Rome?



Overview of the Format –


1.  30 Point Vocabulary Quiz – 15 Questions over the 20 terms listed

2.  40 Point Identification Section – Write one to two sentences identifying the selected terms.

3.  40 Point Essay Section – Write two essays at home and turn them in to be graded.


Class Outlines for 10-31-2011

31 Oct


Prayer and Attendance
I.  Liturgy Video –

A.  A word on translation

II.  Consequentialism p. 105

A.  Utilitarianism – Greatest good for the greatest number

B.  Proportionalism

III.  THe Fundamental Option

A.  Salvation and Morality


Church History

Prayer and Attendance

I.  Distribute Review Sheet

A.  Go over review sheet

B.  Creeds recap – Interrogative and Declarative

i.  Creeds and Heresies

II.  Explore the Rule of Benedict

A.  Discuss


Morality Handout 10-26-2011

26 Oct

Skeletal Structure for Service Learning


  1. Examine the History and Culture of Appalachia – Give a Thick Description


q      What are the greatest strengths of the region?



q      What are the most pressing needs?



q      What structures are already in place into which we can link?




  1. Social Justice Needs




  1. Distributive Justice Needs




  1. Commutative Justice Needs





  1. What relationships need to be cultivated to give strength in numbers (civil society of a sort)?





Double Effect Case Studies from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy –


2. Applications


Many morally reflective people have been persuaded that something along the lines of double effect must be correct. No doubt this is because at least some of the examples cited as illustrations of DE have considerable intuitive appeal:


1. The terror bomber aims to bring about civilian deaths in order to weaken the resolve of the enemy: when his bombs kill civilians this is a consequence that he intends. The tactical bomber aims at military targets while foreseeing that bombing such targets will cause civilian deaths. When his bombs kill civilians this is a foreseen but unintended consequence of his actions. Even if it is equally certain that the two bombers will cause the same number of civilian deaths, terror bombing is impermissible while tactical bombing is permissible.

2. A doctor who intends to hasten the death of a terminally ill patient by injecting a large dose of morphine would act impermissibly because he intends to bring about the patient’s death. However, a doctor who intended to relieve the patient’s pain with that same dose and merely foresaw the hastening of the patient’s death would act permissibly. (The mistaken assumption that the use of opioid drugs for pain relief tends to hasten death is discussed below in section 5.)

4. To kill a person whom you know to be plotting to kill you would be impermissible because it would be a case of intentional killing; however, to strike in self-defense against an aggressor is permissible, even if one foresees that the blow by which one defends oneself will be fatal.

6. Sacrificing one’s own life in order to save the lives of others can be distinguished from suicide by characterizing the agent’s intention: a soldier who throws himself on a live grenade intends to shield others from its blast and merely foresees his own death; by contrast, a person who commits suicide intends to bring his or her own life to an end.



Course Overview 10-24-2011 – 10-29-2011

24 Oct

Church History

Monday – Sisters of Benedict videos – see, monasticism and chapter 5 continued

Tuesday/Thursday – Rule of Benedict Primary Source

Wednesday – Finish reading first Chapter 5 through the start of Islam

Friday – Design a Monastic Rule – Group Work, review sheet distributed for Chapter 4 and 2/3rds of chapter 5


Monday – Finish primary sources, look at justice: social, distributive and commutative

Tuesday – Review key concepts from chapter 5

Wednesday – Natural Law group work, distribute review sheet

Thursday – Begin chapter 6

Friday – Using the Catechism, continue chapter 6


Course Materials for October 17-21

17 Oct

Church History 

Monday – Start Chapter 5 – Monasticism – Eremitic and Cenobitic

Tuesday/Thursday – Presentations and Monastic Videos (view parts 1-6)

Wednesday – Presentations

Friday – Chapter 5 Continued


Monday – Lying and Presentation Preparation (retreat leads to small numbers being present on Monday Oct. 17)

Tuesday – Start Chapter 5

Wednesday – Presentations

Thursday – Primary Sources + any overrun from presentations

Friday – Chapter 5 continued



Interact Impacts – Cards – Goodwill Initiative

12 Oct


The NDA Interact Club made 46 Get Well/Thanksgiving Cards for patients at Louisville Baptist East Hospital


The NDA Interact Club made 27 Get Well cards for patients at Children’s Hospital.


The NDA Interact Club made 25 Get Well cards for patients at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Florence, KY.


The NDA Interact Club made 28 Get Well cards for patients at Children’s Hospital.


The NDA Interact Club made 27 Thank You cards for retired Sisters of Notre Dame living in the infirmary.

Overview for the Week of 10-11-11 through 10-15-11

11 Oct


Monday – Chapter 4 – Conscience Concepts and Means vs. Ends

Tuesday – Group Work on Presentations

Wednesday – Mosque Day plus Case Studies

Thursday – Start Chapter 5

Friday – Retreat Day 1 – Case Studies

Church History

Monday – Chapter 4 – Creeds

Tuesday/Thursday – Group Work and Pelagianism

Wednesday – Look at Chapter 5

Friday – Primary Source Work