The final will be like all previous tests. It will have true/false, multiple choice, select all correct statements, matching, and essay.
You must be able to know all the material in this class. More importantly you will have to be able to make logical connections of the material presented. Don’t just study to memorize, study to be able to make connections.
Be able to discuss relevant course material within the context of all the key questions and understandings:
The Seventh and Tenth commandments call people to respect personal property and to avoid the sins of envy and greed.
The Gospel of Christ directs the desires of the heart away from attachment to goods and toward true happiness.
The fundamental rights and dignity of human persons demand the just distribution of the earth’s goods.
The key themes at the heart of Catholic Social Doctrine call for the just, loving, and responsible placement of each human being in the midst of society and the world to safeguard human dignity both as God’s call to each of us and as God’s plan for all of society.
How do humility and simplicity direct our lives toward true happiness?
How can we combat the influence of envy and greed?
What are the Gospel teachings on material possessions and wealth?
How do the key themes of Catholic social doctrine influence important social issues today?
Morality is rooted in God's plan for humanity: Human beings were created for communion with God, leading us to truth, goodness, beauty, love, and happiness. How is morality part of God's plan for all of humanity?
The path to true happiness consists in obeying God's eternal Law, which is made known to us through natural and revealed law. How does God's Law made known to us make us happy?
God's plan for how human beings are to live is fully revealed in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ How does Jesus fully reveal God's plan for living human life?
The Church makes living the full moral life possible through the Sacraments, Church Law, and the Magisterium. How does the Church make living the full moral life possible?
Christians develop good moral character guided by virtue and empowered by the grace given by the Holy Spirit. How do I strengthen moral character through the development of the virtues and the grace of the Holy Spirit.
A well-formed conscience is a necessary guide in making moral decisions and a certain conscience must be obeyed. How do I develop a well-formed conscience and train myself to obey it?
Conversion is the core of salvation and essential to Christian moral living. How is conversion essential?
Sin can be defined as rebelling against God, as missing the mark, as trespassing against God's law, as choosing darkness over light, and as an act contrary to reason and damaging to human nature. How does sin affect our relationship with God, other people, and ourselves?
The first commandment calls us to let God be God in our lives rather than trying to control Him.
The second commandment calls us to honor God’s holy name and all holy names in all we say and do.
The third commandment calls us to keep holy the Lord’s day by focusing on what makes us Holy: the Church (both parish and family), the Eucharist, prayer, works of mercy, resting and being re-created in God.
The eighth commandment calls us to witness to God, who is Truth, by a life of honesty and integrity.
The fourth commandment calls us to reflect the loving communion of the Blessed Trinity by obeying legitimate authority and using our power to serve others in solidarity and for the common good.
The Fifth Commandment demands that people respect and protect human life in all its stages from conception through natural death.
Why is respect for human life foundational to Christian morality?
What determines the morality of a human act?
Object, intention, and circumstances determine the moral goodness of any human act.
What is so good about evil?
There is a little good in every evil.
The Church speaks out for the defense of human life when it is most vulnerable, especially in the womb and near the end of life.
How are Christians called to respond to the issues of abortion, scientific research, euthanasia, and suicide?
Love of self is a fundamental principle of Christian morality, calling people to take care of their physical and spiritual health.
In what ways are Christians called to treat their bodies with respect?
Christ’s law of Love calls people to reject revenge and retaliation and to engage in the challenge of becoming a peacemaker.
How does the Christian call to be peacemakers become a deterrent to anger, revenge, violence, and war?
Be able to discuss these things in the context of morality as whole: