This Theology of the Body curriculum was designed by the Office of Religious Education in collaboration with many parents, teachers, and administrators. It was developed in order to help our K-8 Catholic School parents and teachers to address the issues we face in an over-sexualized culture in a way that is age-appropriate and faithful to the truth and charity of Christ. It contains a variety of components:.
Among the many difficulties parents encounter today, despite different social contexts, one certainly stands out: giving children an adequate preparation for adult life, particularly with regard to education in the true meaning of sexuality. There are many reasons for this difficulty and not all of them are new. In the past, even when the family did not provide specific sexual education, the general culture was permeated by respect for fundamental values and hence served to protect and maintain them.
Aquila, D. In an effort to provide assistance to parents who are struggling with the difficult task of teaching their children about human sexuality while retaining a focus on the virtue of chastity, the bishop of Fargo, Samuel J. Aquila, offers this pamphlet.
Thanks to Sir Robert Hinde, Dr. Oliver Curry, and three anonymous reviewers for commenting on earlier drafts of this article. Special thanks to Professor Maureen Callanan for valuable advice and assistance. The relationship between religion and morality has long been hotly debated.
The preceding five chapters have dealt with the proper place of religion in particular courses. Moral education, however, is generally understood to cut across the curriculum and is appropriately integrated into all courses as well as into the extra curricular activities and ethos of schools. So our focus shifts somewhat in this last chapter.
A positive and balanced Catholic view of sexuality begins with the premise that human sexuality is a gift from God in whose image human beings are created. Human sexuality should be viewed as a gift possessing inherent goodness and properly placed within a faithful, fruitful, and lifelong marriage National Directory for Catechesis, A primary purpose of Catholic education in a school, religious education program, or another parish program, whether for youth, adults, staff, or clergy, is to guide all persons in the growth and formation of Christian values and moral conduct, including Catholic teachings on the sanctity of all human and family life and a recognition that the sanctity of family life is enhanced by a loving, permanent, and mature commitment in marriage.
Morality and religion is the relationship between religious views and morals. Many religions have value frameworks regarding personal behavior meant to guide adherents in determining between right and wrong. Many of these share tenets with secular value frameworks such as consequentialismfreethoughtand utilitarianism.
Nord and Charles C. Haynes Introduction Most programs of moral education in the public schools, and virtually all character education programs, ignore religion. Of course, the same might be said of the entire public school curriculum - apart from history courses and historical literature read in English courses.
The teaching document issued by the Pontifical Council on the Family, The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality: Guidelines for Education within the Familyinis yet another one of the growing list of outstanding teaching documents produced by the modern papacy. What the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us about faith and belief; what Veritatis Splendor teaches us about today's insidious and dishonest moral relativism; what Evangelium Vitae teaches us about today's appalling culture of death; what Centesimus Annus teaches us about our economic and political dilemmas; what Ut Unum Sint teaches us about relations with those who do not share with us the fullness of our Catholic faith; The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality teaches about the vexed contemporary question of sex education: it is nothing else but the definitive treatment. Sex education, while generally understood to be controversial, has not normally been too high on the list of most well-informed people as among the most critical moral and spiritual issues we face today.
Dimitris Xygalatas does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. A study we conducted, led by psychologist Will Gervaisfound widespread and extreme moral prejudice against atheists around the world. Across all continents, people assumed that those who committed immoral acts, even extreme ones such as serial murder, were more likely to be atheists.