Sunday, 8 November 2020

Sermon: The Seminarian's Bride



Mt 25:1-13

I want to speak to you today about your future wife, your bride, waiting out there for you.

 

In the parable we just heard, the Lord spoke of the bridegroom, and of the ten virgins waiting for him.

Whenever we meditate on the parables, we automatically apply one of the roles in the parable to ourselves.

e.g. I consider myself as the prodigal son (Lk 15:11-31), and what his behaviour teaches me;

Or, I consider myself as the lost sheep who is found (Lk 15:3);

etc

When you became a priest,

it becomes important to apply the role of the Lord Jesus in the parable to yourself:

For example: yes, I remain a lost sheep needing to be found,

But, as a priest, I need to take my inspiration from the behaviour of the shepherd who goes looking for lost sheep.

 

Let’s take that interpretation to today’s parable:

The bridegroom - is the Lord.

The wedding that is coming - is between Himself and the Church, His bride.

And there are wise and foolish virgins – members of His Church.

They are WAITING for His coming.

 

Where are YOU in the parable?

You will one day be a priest.

You, therefore, will be the bridegroom.

You, by ordination, sealed on your soul with a sacramental character,

Will be conformed to the image of Christ.

-you will be the bridegroom.

 

Much priestly writing in recent years has focused on this image:

John Paul the Great articulated it in Pastores dabo vobis

and, much like Benedict’s rearticulation of patristic interpretations

The notion of the priest as spouse of the Church, 

as bridegroom of the Church, 

is ancient and patristic.

Why am I celibate?

Because I have a wife: 

the Church

I am, to apply St Paul’s words spiritually:

I am “a man of one wife” (1 Tim 2:3), the Church 

This isn’t just practical necessity to free my time for service

Rather, it’s a spiritually symbolic

its ontologically grounded

-by my union with Christ THE Bridegroom

 

 

This will be you:

You will have a wife

She is now your bride, waiting for you.

In our seminary context, 

I want to present to you the image of your future parish WAITING for you,

Just as the Church universal waits for the coming of the Lord.

 

Your congregation will have a mixture of wise and foolish,

Just like the wise and foolish virgins

-both are waiting for you

 

When you get to your parish, 

You will meet those who already wise and good

You will hear, in all likelihood, tales of problems they have endured:

Lack of good catechesis

Lack of leadership

Lack of formation

Horrible scandals

And, probably, you will wonder why they endured it all

You’ll wonder why they didn’t walk away

Why?

Because THEY WERE WAITING FOR YOU

In your diocese there are tens of thousands of Catholics who are waiting for you

And, in all likelihood, 

You will have a moment, when THEY TELL YOU exactly this:

They were waiting for you.

Waiting for you to teach to sanctify, to govern

to guide, to lead

to shepherd, to care

They’re already wise and good, but they still NEED you

they’re waiting for you.

 

(pause)

In your future parish,

You will also meet the foolish

They are waiting for you too,

But they lack ‘oil in their lamps’

They often don’t know they lack oil

And applying that image differently, 

it’s YOUR job to bring them oil for their lamps

it’s your job to GET them ready

Even though, in many ways, they don’t know it,

the fools need you

the fools are waiting for you

 

In our parable,

The focus was on the virgins needing to be ready for the Bridegroom.

Let me be bold enough to reverse that:

In our seminary context:

You are training to become the Bridegroom

You are training to get READY

Your bride is out there

some wise, some foolish

-she is often not ready

-she needs your help to get herself ready.

-she needs YOU to be ready, yourself

Seminary is long

Seminary can be hard

But your bride needs you to be ready

 

(Pause)

Some of you, perhaps,

Are on the edge of giving up

The COVID context is hard

The seminary regulations are hard

And maybe you’re thinking of dropping out 

You’re thinking of spending a year or two doing something else

Flipping burgers 

PCJ life now is hard

This might be harder than anything in your future priesthood

But,

Your bride is waiting for you

Your bride is needing you

 

 

A final twist in our symbolism here:

Your bride 

She is only your bride in a secondary sense

we only love her in a secondary sense

Primarily, she is CHRIST’s bride

Primarily, we love HIM, 

and we love her for sake of our union with Him

by reason of our configuration to Him

When Peter was asked to shepherd the Church,

He wasn’t asked if he loved the Church

Rather, he was asked if he loved HIM

“Simon, son of John, Do you love me?”(Jn 21:17)

What, most essentially, gets you ready to love your future bride?

Your love of Him.

 

Let’s sum that up:

Your future wife, your bride is out there, waiting for you.

The Church waits for Christ;

The people of your parish wait for you

Readiness:

There will be both wise and foolish in your parish

Some ready, some not

Some knowing they are waiting for you, some not

You, however, are to get ready for them

Get ready to be the bridegroom

by being conformed to the ONE Bridegroom: Christ, the Lord.

Monday, 31 August 2020

MO701 Sexual Morality



 

Audio is available at podcast here
Word documents of lectures are available at a dropbox folder here




20 pages reading per lecture, 40 pages reading per week (in addition to assignment reading).

 










Aug 31st

1)    Introduction: Sex and the New Evangelisation

An obstacle to get over, or, A vision of a better life?

 

Sept 2nd

2)    Chastity and Society: A historical look at the Judeo-Christian approach

Required texts: 

Riley, Patrick. Civilising Sex.  On Chastity and the Common Good, Edinburgh: T&T Clark Pub, 2000: 100-3, 153-56, 163-5, 172-80.

Suggested further reading:

Loader, W. “Not as the Gentiles: Sexual Issues at the Interface between Judaism and Its Greco-Roman World”. Religions 9 (2018): 258.  Download here

Peschke, Karl. Christian Ethics, revised ed., Vol 2, Alcetser: C. Goodcliffe Neale Pub, 1997: 391-5.

Gormally, Luke. “Marriage and the Common Good”, in Fertility and Gender, ed. Helen Watt, Oxford, Anscombe Press, 2011: 28-44.

Sanders E.P. “Appendix I: Homosexual Practices in Greece and Rome”, in Paul, Minneapolis: SCM Press, 2016. 

 

Sept 9th

3)    The Bible and Sexuality: An Overview (part 1)

Required texts: 

May, William, et al. Catholic Sexual Ethics, 3rd ed., South Bend: Our Sunday Visitor Press, 2011: 51-76.

Suggested further reading:

Peschke, Karl. Christian Ethics, revised ed., Vol 2, Alcetser: Warcs, C. Goodcliffe Neale Pub, 1997: 391-5.

Mankowski, Paul. “Fertility, Celibacy and the Biblical Vindication of Marriage” in Fertility and Gender, ed. Helen Watt, Oxford: Anscombe Press, 2011: 10-16.

Lawler, Michael. “Marriage in the Bible”, in Perspectives on Marriage: A Reader, 3rd ed, eds Kieran Scott & Michael Warren, Oxford: Oxford Uni Press, 2007: 7-21.

 

Sept 14th

4)    The Bible and Sexuality: An Overview (part 2)

 

 

Sept 16th

5)    Gender: Male and Female He Made Them

Required texts (electronically distributed by professor, 14 pages):

Malo, Antonio. “Gender theory” in Handbook of Catholic Social Teaching: A Guide for Christians in the World Today, ed. Martin Schlag, Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2017: 61-65.

American College of Pediatricians, “Gender Ideology Harms Children” (2017).

Miscellaneous excerpts from Church documents.

Suggested further reading:

Benedict XVI, Address to the Roman Curia (21 Dec 2020), here

Robert, Christopher. “A Theologically Premised Theory of Sexual Difference”, in Leaving and Coming Home, ed. David Cloutier, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2010: 250-70.

Allen, Prudence. “Sex and Gender Differentiation in Hildegard of Bingen and Edith Stein”, Communio 20 (Summer 1993): 389-414;

Holloway, Edward. “The Theology of Gender”, Faith Magazine 26.6 (Nov/Dec 1994): 2-10

https://www.faith.org.uk/article/holloway-on-the-theology-of-gender

American College of Pediatricians, “Gender Ideology Harms Children” (2017) here

Bedford, Elliott & Jason Eberl. “Actual Human Person are Sexed, Unified beings”, Ethics&Medics42.10 (Oct 2017): 1-3.

Furton, Edward J. “The Soul Is Not Sexed”, Ethics&Medics 41.11 (Nov 2016): 3-4.

Furton, Edward J. “A Critique of ‘Gender Dysphoria’ in DSM-5”, Ethics&Medics 42.7 (July 2017): 1-4.

Guevin, Benedict. “Examining Body Integrity Identity Disorder through Theological Ethics”, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly  201.1 (Spring 2020), 93-110.

Coleman, Gerald D. “Persistent Misunderstandings about Being Transgender and Their Effect on Pediatric Care”, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly  201.1 (Spring 2020), 29-39.

Grabowski, John. Sex and Virtue, Washington DC: CUA, 2003: 96-111.

Sutton, Philip. “Who Am I? Psychological Issues in Gender Identity and Same-Sex Attraction”, in Fertility and Gender, ed. Helen Watt, Oxford: Anscombe Press, 2011: 70-98.

Garcia, Laura. “Authentic Freedom and Equality in Difference”, in Women, Sex and the Church, ed. Erika Bachiochi, Boston: Pauline Books, 2010: 15-33

Schiltz, Elizabeth. “Duelling Vocations”, in Women, Sex and the Church, ed. Erika Bachiochi, Boston: Pauline Books, 2010: 161-178.

 

Sept 21st

6)    Theological Anthropology (gender continued)

Required texts: 

Griffin, Carter. Supernatural Fatherhood, Washington, 2011: 33-50 (with 83-114 recommended but not required).

 

Sept 23rd

7)    The End/s of Sex and Marriage: Procreation, Union, Remedy for Concupiscence

Required texts: 

Peschke, Karl. Christian Ethics, revised ed., Vol 2, Alcetser: C. Goodcliffe Neale Pub, 1997: 398-402 [a concise (if legalistic) summary of procreation as primary].

Riley, Patrick. Civilising Sex.  On Chastity and the Common Good, Edinburgh: T&T Clark Pub, 2000: 29-43 [arguing, from a sociological perspective, that the child is the primary end of marriage].

Suggested further reading:

Cahall, Perry. The Mystery of Marriage, Chicago: Hillenbrand Books, 2016: 80-96; 196-202; 227-228; 246; 247-249.

 

Sept 28th

8)    Virtue and Sex: Chastity (i)

Required texts (electronically distributed by professor):

USCCB, Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan;

St Augustine, Confessions, Book II (excerpts).

Suggested review reading: 

CCC 2331-2400; 2514-2533.

 

 

Sept 30th

9)    Virtue and Sex: Chastity (ii)

Required texts:

Grabowski, John. Sex and Virtue, Washington DC: CUA, 2003: 71-95.

Suggested further reading (available from professor electronically):

St Thomas, Summa Theologica II-II qq23 a 1,6,7,8, 151, 153, 155, 156 (excerpts).

 

Oct 5th

10) Marriage and Civil Law & Counterfeit ‘Marriages’

Required texts:

Pages 2,3,7 of lecture notes for class (distributed in advance by email);

Benestad, J. Brian. Church State, and Society, Washington DC: CUA Press, 2010: 168-182; 254-8; 278-80, and recommended: 182-94.

Suggested further reading:

Hittinger, Russell. “Thomas Aquinas on Natural Law and the Competence to Judge”, in  St Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition. Contemporary Perspectives, eds. John Goyette et al (Washington DC: CUA Press, 2004): 261-284.

George, Robert P. “Kelsen and Aquinas on the Natural Law Doctrine”, in St Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition. Contemporary Perspectives, eds. John Goyette et al (Washington DC: CUA Press, 2004): 237-259.

 

 

11) Oct 7th (review session)

 

Midterm exams Oct 12-16th

Midsemester break

 

 

Oct 26th

12) Theology of the Body (i)

Required texts:

Percy, Anthony. The Theology of the Body Made Simple, Leominster: Gracewing Pub, 2005: 13-34.

Suggested further reading:

May, William.  Theology of the Body in Context. Genesis and Growth, Boston: Pauline Books, 2010.

Grabowski, John. “The Luminous Excess of the Acting Person: Assessing the Impact of Pope John Paul II on American Catholic Moral Theology”, Journal of Moral Theology 1.1 (2012): 116-147 [which summarizes both conservative and liberal critics, but sympathetically].

West, Christopher. The Theology of the Body Explained. Boston: Pauline Books, 2003.

Id, Theology of the Body for Beginners. West Chester, Ascension Press, 2009, revised ed.

Cloutier, David and William Mattison. “Bodies Poured Our in Christ: Marriage Beyond the Theology of the Body”, in Leaving and Coming Home, ed. David Cloutier, Eugene: Cascade Books, 2010: 206-225 [a conservative critique of TOB].

See also: Required texts for next week’s lecture.

 

 

Oct 28th

13) Theology of the Body (ii)

Required texts;

Cahall, Perry. The Mystery of Marriage, Chicago: Hillenbrand Books, 2016: 267-8 [summary of JPII’s impact].

Waldstein, Michael. “Introduction”, in John Paul II, Man and Woman He Created Them. A Theology of the Body, ed. Michael Waldstien, Boston: St Paul’s, 2006: 94-106.

Suggested further reading:

John Paul II, General Audience 2 Jan 1980; 9 Jan 1980, in Waldstein, ibid: 177-185 [given as two examples of JPII’s discourses - note the style and approach]

 

 

 

Nov 2nd

14) Divorce, Remarriage (and Holy Communion): The situation pre-Amoris Laetitia

Required texts:

Dodaro, Robert. “The Argument in Brief”, in Remanding in the Truth of Christ.  Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church, ed. Robert Dodaro, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2014: 11-35.

Suggested further reading:

Boyle, John. “Does There Exist an ‘Internal Forum’ solution for the divorced and remarried?”(Article)Canon Law Abstracts 106 (2011/2)  CLSN 157/09): 47-64 (electronically distributed by professor).

Muller, Gerhard. “Testimony to the Power of Grace: On the Indissolubility of Marriage and the Debate concerning the Civilly Remarried and the Sacraments”, in Remanding in the Truth of Christ.  Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church, ed. Robert Dodaro, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2014: 148-165.

 

Nov 4th

15) Divorce, Remarriage (and Holy Communion): Amoris LaetitiaBreaking Tradition, or, A Strategy to implement the Tradition? Malta vs Poland

Required texts (distributed electronically by professor):

Excerpt from Amoris Laetitia; Commentary by Polish Bishops; Commentary by Maltese Bishops; Comment on Maltese bishops by Edward Peters [Canon lawyer]; News report on Papal airplane interview on footnote 351; The Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals.

Suggested further reading:

Peters, Edward. “The Canonical Position of Amoris Laetitia”, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly 40.1 (Spring 2017): 15-19.

List of bishops’ conference statements: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoris_laetitia

 

Nov 9th

16) Homosexuality (i)

Required texts:

Grabowski, John. Sex and Virtue, Washington DC: CUA, 2003: 135-140

Melina, Livio. Homosexual Inclination as an ‘Objective Disorder’: Reflections of Theological Anthropology, in Smith, Janet & Paul Check, Living the Truth in Love.  Pastoral Approaches to Same-Sex Attraction, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2015: 129-140.

Suggested further reading:

Austriaco, Nicanor. “Understanding Sexual Orientation as Habitus: Reasoning from the Natural Law, Appeals to Human Experience, and the Data of Science”, in Leaving and Coming Home, ed. David Cloutier, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2010: 101-118, esp 113-115.

Medinger, Alan. “Calling Oneself ‘Gay’ or ‘Lesbian’ Clouds One’s Self-Perception”, in John Harvey & Gerard Bradley eds, Same-Sex Attraction.  A Parent’ Guide, South Bend: St Augustine’s Press, 2003: 170-189.

Sokolowski, Robert. “The Threat of Same-Sex Marriage”, America 190.19 (7 June 2004): 12-16.

Miller, Kevin. “Scripture and Homosexuality”, in John Harvey & Gerard Bradley eds, Same-Sex Attraction.  A Parent’ Guide, South Bend: St Augustine’s Press, 2003: 53-74.

 

Nov 11th

17) Homosexuality [ii] 

Required texts:

Handbook for Courage and EnCourage Chaplains (PDF), https://couragerc.org: 3-15, 27-33, 78-80.

Suggested further reading:

Check, Paul N. [The Director of Courage International]. “The Face of the Other Ministering to Those with Same-Sex Attraction”, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 15.2 (Summer 2015): 221-230.

Smith, Janet & Paul Check, Living the Truth in Love.  Pastoral Approaches to Same-Sex Attraction, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2015.

Harvey, John & Gerard Bradley eds, Same-Sex Attraction.  A Parent’ Guide, South Bend: St Augustine’s Press, 2003.

Groeschel, Benedict. The Courage to be Chaste, New York: Paulist Press, 1985.

Van Den Aardweg, Gerard. The Battle for Normality.  A Guide for (Self-)Therapy for Homosexuality, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997.

Congregation for Catholic Education, Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with Regards to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in View of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders (2005).

“Persons with Homosexual Tendencies”, in Congregation for the Clergy, Ratio Fundamentalis[The Gift of the Priestly Vocation] (2016), nn.119-201.

McTavish, James. “Same-Sex Attraction and the Priesthood”, Ethics & Medics 44.4 (April 2019): 1-4.

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, On the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons, London, CTS, 1986.

 

Nov 16th

18) Masturbation and Pornography: A specific issue of increasing social impact

Required texts: 

USCCB, Create in Me a Clean Heart, A Pastoral Response to Pornography (2015).

Suggested further reading:

Morrow, T.G. Achieving Chastity in a Pornographic World, New Hope Publishing, 2006.

Hutter, Rienhard, “Pornography and Acedia”, First Things (April 2012): 45-50.

Morrow, Maria. “Pornography and Penance”, in Leaving and Coming Home, ed. David Cloutier, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2010: 62-84.     

Thomas, Richard. Masturbation.  Shattered Expectations for Sexual Gratification, BookSurge Pub, 2006.

Smith, Winston. It’s All About Me. The Problem with Masturbation, Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2009. 

Fastiggi, Robert. “Pornography” (65-72) and “Masturbation” (73-77), in What the Church Teachings about Sex, Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor Press, 2009, esp. “Distinguishing Art from Porn” (67-69).

 

Nov 18th

19) Responsible Parenthood: NFP or Contraception?

Required texts:

Therrien, Michel. “The Practice of Responsible Parenthood, in Leaving and Coming Home, ed. David Cloutier, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2010: 173-203     

Suggested further reading:

Eberstadt, Mary. “The Vindication of Humane Vitae”, First Things 185 (August 2008): 35-42.

Grabowski, John. Sex and Virtue, Washington DC: CUA, 2003: 142-54

Cahall, Perry. “The Church’s Teaching on the Mission to Responsible Parenthood”, in The Mystery of Marriage, Chicago: Hillenbrand Books, 2016: 399-432.

Franks, Angela.  “The Gift of Female Fertility: Church teaching on Contraception”, in Women, Sex and the Church, ed. Erika Bachiochi, Boston: Pauline Books, 2010: 97-119.

Hahn, Kimberley, “Natural Family Planning”, in Life-Giving Love.  Embracing God’s Beautiful Design for Marriage, Cincinnati: Servant Books, 2001: 163-191. [practical and thorough]

 

Nov 23rd

20) Contraception: Janet Smith’s ‘Naturalist’ Argument of Contraception 

[note: you should have already done some of the reading for this section in your written assignment]

Required texts:

Smith, Janet. Humanae Vitae. A Generation Later, Washington, DC: CUA Press, 1991: excerpts of 68-83, 176-77; 45; 309-10, 107-27 (distributed electronically by professor).

Suggested further reading:

James, Dylan. “Sexual Morality: The ‘Perverted Faculty’ Argument”, Faith Magazine (March 2006): 6-13.

McCarthy, Anthony. Ethical Sex, South Bend, Indiana: Fidelity Press, 2016: 66-100.

 

 

Nov 30th (no class on Nov 25th due Thanksgiving Break)

21) Contraception: Germain Grisez’s ‘Anti-Life Choice’ Argument against Contraception 

[note: you should have already done all the reading for this section in your written assignment]

Required texts: 

Grisez, Germain. Living a Christian Life. The Way of the Lord Jesus, Vol. 2, Quincy, Illinois: Franciscan Press, 1993, pp.506-519 [for a summary of Grisez’s argument that contraception is anti-life: 634ff (inc. 645-6) [for an implicit presentation of Grisez’s argument that contraception is anti-marriage].  

Grisez, Germain. Difficult Moral Questions. The Way of the Lord Jesus, Vol. 3, Quincy, Illinois: Franciscan Press, 1997: 127ff.

McCarthy, Anthony. Ethical Sex, South Bend, Indiana: Fidelity Press, 2016: 34-65.

Smith, Janet. Humanae Vitae. A Generation Later, Washington DC: CUA Press, 1991: 107-7 [for a two-page summary of one Grisez’s classical argument against contraception]; 340-370 [for Smith’s critique of Grisez].

 

 

Dec 2nd

22) Some Specific Sexual Issues

Required texts:

Morrow, Thomas. “Rethinking marital foreplay”, Homiletic & Pastoral Review CX.8 (May 2020): 58-63.

Grisez, Germain. Living a Christian Life. The Way of the Lord Jesus, Vol. 2, Quincy, Illinois: Franciscan Press, 1993: 641-2.

Grisez, Germain. Difficult Moral Questions. The Way of the Lord Jesus, Vol. 3, Quincy, Illinois: Franciscan Press, 1997: 133, 136.

Suggested further reading:

Hough, Cassandra.  “The Fulness of Sexuality: Church Teaching on Premarital Sex”, in Women, Sex and the Church, ed. Erika Bachiochi, Boston: Pauline Books, 2010: 57-78.

McCarthy, David. “Cohabitation and Marriage”, in Leaving and Coming Home, ed. David Cloutier, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2010: 119-43.     

Konderla, David. “Marriage preparation with co-habiting couples”, Homiletic & Pastoral ReviewC.2 (Nov 1999): 30-49.

Grabowski, John. Sex and Virtue, Washington DC: CUA, 2003: 112-125.

Mark Gungor, “The Divorce Myth” (5 Sept 2019) https://markgungor.com/blogs/news/he accessed 8/19/2020.

 

Dec 7th

23) Education in Chaste Love

Required texts:

Grabowski, John. “Teaching Sex”, in Sex and Virtue, Washington DC: CUA, 2003:155-168.

Thorn, Vicki. “The Biology of Sexual Faithfulness and Fruitfulness”, Faith Magazine (July 2010): 14-15.

Gungor, Mark. ”The Damage of Sexual Promiscuity” (16 March 2009) http://www.laughyourway.com/blog/the-damage-of-sexual-promiscuity/ accessed 28/3/12 (distributed electronically by professor)

Suggested further reading:

Cole, Basil. “Humanae Vitae and Some Principles for Re-Evangelization” Faith and Reason(Spring 1993): 95-107, esp 104-7 on ‘Chastity Education’.

Pontifical Council for the Family, “The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality,” (1995)(PDF), esp. nn. 64-150.

Pontifical Council for the Family, “Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage,” (1996)(PDF).

Mendle, Jane. et al. “Associations Between Father Absence and Age of First Sexual Intercourse” Child Development. 80.5 (Sept 2009): 1463–1480.

Hill, Sarah E. et al. “Absent fathers and sexual strategies”, The Psychologist 29 (June 2016): 436-439. 

Courting/dating/hookingup:

King, Jason. “A Theology of Dating for a Culture of Abuse”, in Leaving and Coming Home, ed. David Cloutier, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2010: 29-46.

Zimmerman, Kari-Shane. “In Control? The Hookup Culture and the Practice of Relationships”, in Leaving and Coming Home, ed. David Cloutier, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2010: 47-61.

Piderit, John. “Courtship and Sexual Deferment” in Sexual Morality, Oxford: Oxford Uni Press, 2012: 253-61

Morrow, T.G. Christian Courtship in an Oversexed World, revised ed, Plyesville: Catholic Faith Alive Pub, 2013.

Books advising young adults/teens:

Bonacci, Mary Beth. Real Love.  On Dating, Marriage and the Real Meaning of Sex, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1996.

Evert, Jason. If You Really Loved Me, revised ed., San Diego: Catholic Answers Press, 2012.

Evert, Jason. Theology of His Body.  Theology of Her Body, West Chester: Ascension Press, 2009.

Arterburn, Stephen and Fred Stoeker, Every Young Man’s Battle.  Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation, Colorado Springs: Waterbook Press, 2002, esp 129-163. [warning: this book is great for practical strategies, but, its Evangelical theology fails its moral analysis of the issue: the authors fail to agree about whether masturbation is a sin per se, because they can’t find it in the Bible.]

Eldridge, John. Wild at Heart, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Pub, 2001.

Evert, Jason.  Pure Manhood. Scottsdale: Totus Tuus Press, 2018.

Evert, Jason & Crystalina and Brian Butler, Theology of the Body for Teens, West Chester: Ascension Press, 2006.

 

 

Dec 9th

24) Review Session

 

Dec 14-18th Final Exams 

 

Dec 18th Course survey due