MORAL APOLOGETICS (MA1-A)

Course Registration No. REL-028

COURSE OVERVIEW

A one-semester course, worth five high school credits.  A brief but complete study of traditional Catholic morality with Catholic Morality: Sin, Virtue, Conscience, Duties to God, Neighbor, Etc. by Fr. John Laux. Covers every basic aspect--the purpose of life, free will, the Natural Law, positive divine law, human positive laws, elements of a moral act, virtues, Christian perfections, Evangelical Counsels, nature of sin, kinds of sin, duties toward God, ourselves, our neighbor, the family, state, Church, etc.  This study is paired with St. Francis De Sales's Introduction to the Devout Life, a classic spiritual guide for living an authentic Christian life.  

 

BOOKS AND MATERIALS

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Catholic Morality: Sin, Virtue, Conscience, Duties to God, Neighbor, Etc.

  • Author: Fr. John Laux, MA
  • Publisher/Copyright: : TAN Books and Publishers, 1994. Print.
  • ISBN: 0895553937        
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164 pages, 2 units; 7 chapters, broken into small sections; Suggestions for Study and review follow each section.

Introduction to the Devout Life

  • Author: St. Francis De Sales
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Vintage, 2002. Print.
  • ISBN: 0375725628        
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288 pages
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Imitation of Christ, The

  • Author: Thomas a Kempis
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Dover Publications, 2003. Print.
  • ISBN: 0486431851        
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160 pages

The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition

  • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: 0898708338        978-0898708332
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While we use this edition of the Bible, any Catholic version in hardcover or paperback will suffice.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Edition

  • Author: U.S. Catholic Church
  • Publisher/Copyright: 2nd ed.: USCCB Communications, 2000. Print.
  • ISBN: 1574551108        978-1574551105
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

920 pages. Any edition from any publisher will do. It is standard practice to reference the Catechism as "CCC" in print. The STAA course plans follow this practice.

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