Archive | March, 2012

A Man for All Season’s Viewing Guide

29 Mar

Here is the A Man for All Seasons viewing guide – ManforAllSeasons

Just War Resources and Rwanda Viewing Guide

29 Mar

The Catechism on Violence – Just War Criteria Included

1983 US Conference of Catholic Bishops – The Challenge of Peace  Part 2

Catholic Teaching on Pacifism

Ghosts of Rwanda viewing guide  Rwanda viewing guide

Course Overviews 3-29-2012

29 Mar
John XXIII
Morality
  • Prayer
  • Lenten Reflection
  • You Shalt Not Kill – Cain and Abel – CCC
  • War – Romans 12:14-21  Christian Life under Injustice and Romans 13:1-10 – Christian Life under a Just Ruler, CCC – Just War principles

2309 The strict conditions for legitimate defense by military force require rigorous consideration. The gravity of such a decision makes it subject to rigorous conditions of moral legitimacy. At one and the same time:

– the damage inflicted by the aggressor on the nation or community of nations must be lasting, grave, and certain;

– all other means of putting an end to it must have been shown to be impractical or ineffective;

– there must be serious prospects of success;

– the use of arms must not produce evils and disorders graver than the evil to be eliminated. The power of modem means of destruction weighs very heavily in evaluating this condition.

These are the traditional elements enumerated in what is called the “just war” doctrine.

The evaluation of these conditions for moral legitimacy belongs to the prudential judgment of those who have responsibility for the common good.

  • Primacy of the Right to Life – Divine and Natural Law > Government Laws – CRITICAL THINKING – Implications for Access Food and Water? Immigration? Health Issues?
  • Life Issues – CCC

Class Overviews for 3-28-2012

28 Mar

Church History

  • Prayer – The Magnificat
  • Lenten Reflection
  • Reformation Guided Notes
  • Key Figures
  • Key Texts
  • Key Beliefs
  • Approach to Government
  • Poverty, Emerging Middle Class and Nobility
  • Concordats
Morality
  • Prayer
  • Lenten Reflection
  • Theology of the Body – Discuss
  • You Shalt Not Kill – Cain and Abel – CCC
  • War – Romans 12 and Romans 13 NAB, CCC
  • Primacy of the Right to Life – Divine and Natural Law > Government Laws
  • Life Issues – CCC

Class Overviews for 3-27-2012

27 Mar

Morality

  • Prayer
  • Lenten Reflection
  • Finish Kenosis Presentations if Applicable
  • Theology of the Body – Discuss
  • You Shalt Not Kill – Cain and Abel
  • War
  • Primacy of the Right to Life – Divine and Natural Law > Government Laws
  • Life Issues

Church History

See Yesterday’s Outline

Class Overviews for 3-26-2012

26 Mar

Morality

  • Prayer
  • Lenten Reflection
  • Vocabulary Quiz 11 and 12
  • Kenosis Presentations Cont.
  • Theology of the Body 
  • Discuss

Church History

  • Prayer
  • Lenten Reflection
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Reformation Continued – Group Work
  • Anabaptist Discussion
  • Rich and Poor
  • Politics, Economics and Theology

Class Overviews for 3-23-2012

23 Mar

Morality

  • Prayer
  • Lenten Reflection
  • Quiz Monday – Vocabulary Review
  • Kenosis Exercise
  • Theology of the Body Video 3 – Discuss

Church History

Church History

  • Prayer
  • Lenten Reflection
  • Reformation Trajectories
  1. Review Luther’s 3 Alones
  2. Review Calvinism’s TULIP – See Wednesday’s Overview
  3. Church of England/Anglicanism – Henry VIII Defender of the Faith to Reformation Figure – 39 Articles – Catholicism Outlawed in England for over 200 Years – AntiCatholicism in the US Example 1 and Example 2 – Excerpt from John McGreevy’s book Catholicism and American Freedom
  4. Radical Reformation/Anabaptists – Free Church movements, Peace Churches, Luther on Peasants, Stanley Hauerwas of Duke University is an example of a contemporary theologian who is influenced by Anabaptist thought
  • CRITICAL THINKING For each trajectory of the Reformation, consider the following question: Where do politics and economics leave off and theological divisions begin? Discuss