The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. In the course they will learn about the Bible, authored by God through Inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. This course pays particular attention to some of the Old Testament stories and how they reveal who God is and how they point to the Messiah. If they have not been taught this earlier, they will learn how to read the Bible, and will become familiar with the major sections of the Bible and the books included in each section. The students will pay particular attention to the Gospels where they may grow to know and love Jesus Christ more personally.
The purpose of this course is to help students understand that they can encounter Christ today in a full and real way in and through the Liturgy and through the Sacraments. A major focus of this course is on the Mass and how it draws us to the heavenly banquet. Students will also examine each of the Sacraments in detail so as to learn how they may encounter Christ throughout life.
Religion 12: Catholic Social Justice
This course explores the body of literature known as Catholic Social Teaching as the voice of the Church raised to address social problems in the world. The coursework offers insight into the profound revelation of God’s justice demanding the dignity of persons who suffer injustice.