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In Search of the Good

Updated March 2 2013

 

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Part A. Ethical Foundations

Chapter 1: Why be ethical? | Chapter 2: You are what you do | Chapter 3: Conscience: The self in search of the good | Chapter 4: The naming of God and ethics | Chapter 5: Ethics and the Kingdom of God | Chapter 6: Church: Sacrament of God's grace

Part B. Searching for the good

Chapter 7: The good life: Our search for happiness | Chapter 8: Norms for moral living | Chapter 9: Living in praise and thanksgiving | Chapter 10: Free to be fully alive | Chapter 11: Freedom in a political and cultural context | Chapter 12: The freedom of the children of God | Chapter 13: "I the LORD love justice(Isaiah 61.8) | Chapter 14: Let earth and sea and sky proclaim your glory | Chapter 15: "If I sin, what do I do to you?(Job 7.20) | Chapter 16: Marriage matters | Chapter 17: The family | Chapter 18: Render unto Caesar… What is the relation of ethics to politics?

See Also Moral Issues and Social Justice Links found on the Links section of the CARFLEO website

Unit Aims Links
1 Mapping the ethical experience General Sites

Chapter 1: Why be ethical?

  • to identify experiences as ethical or moral
  • to apply ethical theories to situate their experiences as ethical or moral
  • to begin to develop an awareness of themselves as ethical persons

 

 

Chapter 2: You are what you do

  • to explore the nature of human action
  • to discern the importance of what we do in the formation of the self
  • to appreciate the self as a source of action
 

Chapter 3: Conscience: The self in search of the good

  • to explore the good manifested in the values that shape us
  • to understand the three dimensions of conscience
  • to understand the formation of conscience
 

 

2. Guided by the light of Revelation

Chapter 4: The naming of God and ethics

  • to understand the self-revelation of God by interpreting Exodus and the prophetic call narratives
  • to understand our ethical and moral stance as a response to the revelation of God's commitment in the covenant
  • to appreciate that being touched by God is our identity and calls us to a way of life
 

 

Chapter 5: Ethics and the Kingdom of God

  • to understand the ethical and moral implications of the kingdom of God
  • to understand our response to God as a responsibility to the other
  • to appreciate Christ as the norm of Christian morality
 

Chapter 6: Church: Sacrament of God's grace

  • to understand the Church as the sacrament of God's love in history
  • to examine the historical unfolding of the Church's moral thinking
  • to reflect on the role of the Church today as a community of moral and ethical discourse
  • to appreciate the Church as a source for our moral formation
  • Christus Rex www.christusrex.org
    • This website is a useful resource for both the teacher and student as the exploration of the Catechisms begin and a relationship between the teachings and the their use in developing and professing faith evolves. The website has many useful articles as well as links that a teacher can call upon as resources or assign for students to explore. It has been up and running since 1994 and is well maintained. ... Henry Zavagno
  • Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops http://www.cccb.ca
  • Assembly of Catholic Bishop of Ontario http://www.acbo.on.ca/
    • This website is also another very useful resource. The site as well as the CCCB was developed with many key foci, the most pertinent in this case would be to promote:Social Justice in Canada and the Third World and Respect for Life. With this in mind, there are many resources such as, Media Releases, Public Statements, as well as CCCB Publications that can be drawn upon for background knowledge along with support for developing the ideas of moral decision making within the Catholic Christian framework. There also easily accessible additional links, which could provide further useful resources for the teacher as well as the students completing the course. --Henry Zavagno
  • Theology Library: Official Church Teachings http://www.shc.edu/theolibrary/docs.htm
  • Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations http://www.holyseemission.org/
Part B. Searching for the good
3. Discovering the Good Life






Chapter 7: The good life: Our search for happiness

  • to explore the human search for happiness
  • to reflect on the role of the other in the good life
  • to appreciate the institutional framework of the good life
 

Chapter 8: Norms for moral living

  • to understand the function of norms in promoting and protecting the good life
  • to understand Natural Law as foundational for ethics and moral living
  • to appreciate the process of moral decision making

Chapter 9: Living in praise and thanksgiving

  • to understand happiness in the light of Revelation
  • to explore our vocation to happiness
  • to appreciate the ethical life as lived in praise and thanksgiving
4. Gifted with Freedom


Chapter 10: Free to be fully alive

  • to understand the connection between human freedom and personal identity
  • to explore patterns of ethical development
  • to appreciate the finite nature of human freedom

 

Chapter 11: Freedom in a political and cultural context

  • to survey political theories of freedom
  • to analyse the influences that affect ethical choices in Western culture
  • to discern right action within contemporary society

Chapter 12: The freedom of the children of God

  • to understand St. Paul's concept of freedom (Romans 8)
  • to recognize in the gift of freedom an invitation to give generously of ourselves
  • to appreciate the gift dimension of life
 
5. Proclaiming justice and mercy


Chapter 13: "I the LORD love justice(Isaiah 61.8)

  • to explore different interpretations of justice
  • to appreciate the relationship between justice and love as reflected in our faith tradition
  • to apply principles of economic justice to society

 

Chapter 14: Let earth and sea and sky proclaim your glory

  • to understand our ethical and moral stance in response to God's generosity of creation
  • to explore principles of ecological stewardship
  • to appreciate political action for ecological stewardship
 

Chapter 15: "If I sin, what do I do to you?(Job 7.20)

  • to explore the reality of sin
  • to understand the need for and the difficulty of forgiveness
  • to appreciate the gift and promise of God's pardon
6. Building a civilization of love



Chapter 16: Marriage matters

  • to reflect on the conjugal nature of marriage
  • to explore the social dimension of marriage
  • to appreciate the religious significance of marriage

 

Chapter 17: The family

  • to understand the family as the primary environment for the ethical and moral formation of the person
  • to examine the family's contribution to the common good
  • to celebrate the religious dimension of the family

Chapter 18: Render unto Caesar… What is the relation of ethics to politics?

  • to explore the relationship between morality and politics
  • to appreciate the diversity and unity of political society
  • to claim their Christian call to participate in political life