Catholic Morality

 
Part 1: Fundamental Moral Concepts
 
CONTENT STANDARD
1.1 The nature of morality
COMPETENCY STANDARDS
1.1.1 Define morality.
1.1.2 Differentiate among the moral, immoral and amoral person.
 
CONTENT STANDARD
1.2 The moral nature of the human person
COMPETENCY STANDARDS
             1.2.1 Recognize that we are created in the image and likeness of God and are gifted with intellect and free will.
 1.2.2 Recognize that the desire for God is written in the human heart.
             1.2.3 Demonstrate how a person's search for God involves each of the following: religion, family, peers, culture,
                         society, socio‑economics, media and technology.
 
CONTENT STANDARD
1.3 Moral foundations
COMPETENCY STANDARDS
             1.3.1 Understand that moral behavior is a response to God.
             1.3.2 Recognize the development of Christian morality from its Jewish roots.
             1.3.3 Comprehend the moral teachings of Jesus Christ (the Sermon on the Mount, and the all ­embracing
                         Law of Love).
 
CONTENT STANDARD
1.4 The human conscience
COMPETENCY STANDARDS
             1.4.1 Define conscience.
 1.4.2 Define what is meant by the proper formation of conscience.
             1.4.3 Recognize the various sources by which the human conscience is properly formed.
             1.4.4 Comprehend the Christian understanding of freedom and its relationship to conscience.
 
CONTENT STANDARD
1.5 Sin and forgiveness
COMPETENCY STANDARDS
             1.5.1 Define sin.
 1.5.2 Identify the types of sin.
             1.5.3 Recognize the effects of sin.
             1.5.4 Recognize God’s forgiveness as an ongoing invitation to conversion especially as it relates to the sacraments
              (Baptism, Penance/ Reconciliation, Eucharist, Anointing of the Sick).
             1.5.5 Realize that in order to choose God and avoid sin, our lives must involve the practice of moral virtues.
             1.5.6 Identify the Theological and Cardinal Virtues.
 
 
Part 2: Looking at Specific Moral Issues (Using the Decalogue as a Guide)
 
CONTENT STANDARD
2.1 The first three Commandments which relate specifically to our obligations to God (love of God)
COMPETENCY STANDARDS
2.1.1 Identify each of the first three Commandments.
2.1.2 Understand the original context of the first three Commandments.
2.1.3 Recognize how each of the first three Commandments apply to specific moral issues.
2.1.4 Summarize Catholic social teaching with respect to these specific moral issues.
 
CONTENT STANDARD
2.2 The final seven Commandments which relate specifically to our obligations to each other (love of
             our fellow man)
COMPETENCY STANDARDS
             2.2.1 Identify each of the final seven Commandments.
 2.2.2 Understand the original context of the last seven Commandments.
             2.2.3 Recognize how each of the last seven Commandments apply to specific moral issues.
             2.2.4 Summarize Catholic social teaching with respect to these specific moral issues.
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