On Campus Courses


Undergraduate & Graduate On Campus Courses Spring 2017

Registration for Spring 2017 now open.

The following On Campus courses are available for the Spring 2017 semester.

Syllabi Information

Syllabi will be added as they are approved.  Please do not contact any professor about his or her syllabus until the first day of the termNote: At the start of the term, the syllabi that are located in the Info tab of your courses in Populi should be considered as the most updated.

Required Texts

You may locate the books you are required to purchase by downloading and opening the syllabus for each of your courses. The course syllabus may be downloaded by clicking on the Title of the course located on this page.

Comprehensive Examinations for Spring 2017:

Graduate students wishing to complete their program of study by taking the comprehensive exam during the fall semester must sign up for it by registering for the ‘Spring 2017 Comprehensive Examination Resource’ and paying the $275 exam/graduation fee during the spring course registration period. In order to take the comprehensive exam, graduate students must be finished with all coursework or in the final semester of coursework. Students are expected to complete the comprehensive exam within two semesters of finishing coursework.

Tuition & Financial Aid:

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BIE 625 Bioethics (Fr. Erik Lenhart) This interdisciplinary course prepares students for pastoral service through an intensive review of the teachings of the Catholic Church regarding the sanctity and dignity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Topics include the most challenging and difficult moral and medical issues in the field of contemporary bioethics.

HIS 102 Western Civilization II (Fr. Peter Kucer)  This course continues the study of Western Civilization: the Thirty Years’ War as nations fought to restore a united Christendom, the Enlightenment, the revolutions in France and America, the Napoleonic Age, the two world wars, Vatican II, and into the present day.

HIS 201 American History (Fr. Gregoire Fluet) The course surveys Pre-Columbus America and ends with the Civil War. Students examine the process of colonization, the Revolutionary War, the growth of the American Republic, and the issues that led to Southern secession.

HUM 104 Humanities in the Early Christian and Medieval World (Dr. Angelyn Arden) This course covers the emergence and spread of Christianity as primary cultural phenomena from the time of Christ until the late middle ages, and introduces the major branches of the humanities–for example, the literature, philosophy, arts and architecture.

LAT 202 Latin II (Dr. Josef Froula) This course builds on Latin I and familiarizes the student with the majority of Latin grammar and a significant amount of theological and philosophical Latin vocabulary. It is the second of three courses designed to give the student the skills to read modern ecclesiastical Latin.

LLT 300 Introduction to Liturgy (Sr. Mary Anne Linder) This course explains that all theology is derived from the sacred Liturgy, the heart of Catholic faith and life. It will look at Liturgy as the starting point and the greatest teacher, opening to the mysteries of the Catholic faith.

MTH 300 Intro to Moral Theology (Dr. Joan Gilbert) This course introduces the foundational concepts of Catholic moral theology, and seeks to provide a mastery of the questions: What is moral theology? What are its underlying precepts? How can we use these to help ourselves and others lead a moral life?

PAS 162 Catechism II (Sr. Mary Anne Linder) This course presents an overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Students study parts three and four of the Catechism, “Life in Christ” and “Christian Prayer,” to grasp its presentation of truth in the light of Vatican Council II.

PHE 422 Christian Social Ethics (Fr. Michel Legault) This course is an application of basic Christian principles to the political, economic and social spheres. It includes analysis of questions of wealth and poverty, cultural development, war and peace, and Christian involvement in government.

PHH 304 History of Medieval Philosophy (Mr. Christopher Apodaca)  This course will introduce students to medieval philosophy and, in addition to focusing on major thinkers such as Augustine, Boethius, Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure, Duns Scotus, and William of Ockham, examine its importance today in such topics as the nature and existence of God, the relationship between faith and reason, and the human soul and its faculties.

PHH 401 History of Modern Philosophy (Mr. Christopher Apodaca) This course examines the classical modern philosophers beginning with Descartes, Spinoza, Hobbes, and ending with the 19th century idealist Hegel.

PHH 404 History of Contemporary Philosophy (Mr. Christopher Apodaca) This course examines the views of various 20th and 21st century philosophers on issues in ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and other areas of thought.

PHS 414 Epistemology (Dr. Roger Duncan) This course gives an insight into classical answers to Aristotelian, Socratic, and Platonic questions and give students the tools to devise their own responses.

PHS 415 Philosophy of God (Fr. Michel Legault) This course is an examination of the existence of God, His nature and relation to the world and man. Online and residential.

PHS 508 Compendium of Scholastic Philosophy II (Fr. Michel Legault) A continuation of PHS 507. This course provides a philosophical survey of the Scholastic Philosophy, especially the Aristotelian-Thomistic approach to main philosophical questions. Topics include the elements of metaphysics (being, transcendentals, substance and subsistence, causality), epistemology (knowledge, truth and falsity, evidence and certitude), natural theology (proofs of God’s existence, God’s essence, entitative and operative attributes, divine causality, the problem of evil), and ethics (moral philosophy, the human act, the ends of human act, voluntarity and involuntarity, morality and responsibility, law and right reason, the life of virtue, justice and rights). Pre-requisite: PHS 507

PSY 200 Psychology (Dr. Angelyn Arden) This course studies the mind, will, soul, behavior, character of the human person and the relation of the person to others. In doing so, it examines areas of cognitive and behavioral approaches, emotion, development, psychoanalytic and humanistic theories, personality and motivation. Assessment and cultural diversity are studied in each area.

SAS 471 Letters of St. Paul (Fr. Jude Surowiec)  This course studies the major themes of the Pauline corpus with consideration of the form of writing known as the epistles. Concentration is on I Thessalonians, I Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans.

SCM 105 Nature of Math (Mr. Georges Haddad)

SCM 301 Anatomy and Physiology I (Mr. Adam Riso)

SOC 103 Sociology (Mr. Robert Sizemore) This course surveys the methods of sociology and their application to contemporary society.

APO 565 Reading Science in the Light of Faith (Dr. Stacy Trasancos) This online course teaches the non-scientist student how to articulate developments in current research in biological or biochemical fields—with particular emphasis on evolutionary biology, genetics, or neuroscience as it relates to the human body—by reading scientific papers. Then the course teaches how to classify the conclusions in the scientific papers as neutral, contradictory, or consistent with the tenets of Catholic faith, particularly as it relates to St. John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body.

BIE 625 Bioethics (Fr. Erik LenhartThis interdisciplinary course prepares students for pastoral service through an intensive review of the teachings of the Catholic Church regarding the sanctity and dignity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Topics include the most challenging and difficult moral and medical issues in the field of contemporary bioethics.

BIE 651 Issues in Medical Ethics (Fr. Luis Luna) This course begins with the background out of which the Catholic Medical Ethics grew, and then explores the modern situation and its failure will be described and the contemporaneous need for the religious traditions to exercise their appropriate influence will be affirmed.

CHH/DTH 671 Documents of Vatican II (Dr. Cynthia Toolin-WilsonThis course introduces the history of Vatican II and the content of the documents. Topics include the background of the Council, the nature of the Church, inner spiritual renewal, the Church and the world, and the effects of the Council.

CHH 708 Church History (Fr. Peter KucerThis course continues CH 707. It includes topics such as the Western Schism, Renaissance, the Reformation and the Council of Trent, the Enlightenment, French Revolution, the First and Second Vatican Councils, and the twentieth century “isms.”

CHH 881 Patristics (Fr. Gregoire FluetThis course surveys selected writings from the principal Fathers of the Church. The focus is on the development of Catholic Doctrine from the Apostolic Fathers to St. Gregory the Great, with emphasis on the Trinitarian and Christological questions.

CLA 715 Canon Law II (Fr. Luis LunaThis course introduces student(s) to the canon law of marriage through a systematic presentation and study of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, reflecting on the sacred canons themselves (cc. 1055-1165 and 1671-1707), their purpose, nature, context, history, and theological meaning.

DTH 642 John Paul II: Life, Spirituality, and Philosophy (Dr. Joan Gilbert) This course will sketch the life, spirituality, and philosophy of Saint John Paul II, as foundational to his teaching and mission as Pope. The course will survey Saint John Paul II’s own poetry, plays, and philosophical works, as well as biographical and autobiographical writings. 

DTH 751 Christology (Dr. Josef FroulaThis course considers the person of Jesus Christ and the theology of the Incarnation, with particular attention to the development of Christological doctrine and to the theology of Thomas Aquinas. Students registering for Christology must have already completed DTH 731 One and Triune God.

DTH 760 Ecclesiology and Ecumenism (Dr. Cynthia Toolin-WilsonThis course investigates the nature and characteristics of the Church, its attributes, its structures, its mission and its relation to the world, and the development of Catholic thought concerning ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue.

PHS 508 Compendium of Scholastic Philosophy II (Fr. Michel LegaultA continuation of PHS 507. This course provides a philosophical survey of the Scholastic Philosophy, especially the Aristotelian-Thomistic approach to main philosophical questions. Topics include the elements of metaphysics (being, transcendentals, substance and subsistence, causality), epistemology (knowledge, truth and falsity, evidence and certitude), natural theology (proofs of God’s existence, God’s essence, entitative and operative attributes, divine causality, the problem of evil), and ethics (moral philosophy, the human act, the ends of human act, voluntarity and involuntarity, morality and responsibility, law and right reason, the life of virtue, justice and rights). Pre-requisite: PHS 507

PHS 631 Philosophy of Personalism II (Dr. Roger Duncan)

SAS  631 Wisdom Literature (Fr. Tom HickeyThis course views sapiential literature (Job, Proverbs, Sirach, Qohelet, Psalms and Song of Songs) as an expression of Israel’s spirituality both at the time of its writing and today. Online and residential.

SAS 671 Letters of St. Paul (Fr. Jude SurowiecThis course studies the composition, structure, purpose, historical background and theological themes of the Pauline letters with an exegesis of selected passages.

Spring Semester 2017 Required Readings (This will be updated as instructors submit their required reading materials list)

  • HIS 102 Western Civilization II Caldwell, Amy R., John Beeler, and Charles Clark. Sources of Western Society Since 1300. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2011. $16.31 Kindle; $20.28 ISBN-13: 978-0312640781 ISBN-10: 0312640781
  • HIS 201 Larry Schweikart  &  Michael Patrick Allen, A Patriot’s History of the United States, From Columbus’s Great Discovery to America’s Age of Entitlement,  (Sentinel, 2014)
  • HUM 104 Humanities of Early Christian and Medieval Ages Marjorie Rowling.  Life in Medieval Times. NY: Perigee, 1973, ISBN: 0-399-50258-0. $13.95 All other readings are online and handouts
  • LAT 202 Latin A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin by John Collins, CUA press ISBN: 0-8132-0667-7; Second Latin: Grammar, Vocabularies, and Exercises in Preparation for the Reading of Philosophy, Theology, and Canon Law by Cora Carroll Scanlon and Charles L. Scanlon, TAN Books; Lingua Latina by Hans H. Oerberg; Wheelock’s Latin by Frederic M. Wheelock, HarperCollins Publishers; Let’s Read Latin by Ralph McInerny, Dumb Ox Books
  • MTH 300 Introduction to Moral Theology John Paul II, Encyclical Letter Veritatis Splendor (6 August 1993). (Any edition: available online at the Vatican website.); Servais Pinckaers. O.P. Morality: The Catholic View. Preface by Alisdair MacIntyre. Translated by Michael Sherwin, O.P. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press,  2001; Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Beatitudes: Eight Steps to Happiness. Translated by Marsha Daigle-Williamson, PhD. Cincinnati, OH: Servant Books, 2009; Romanus Cessario, O.P. The Virtues, or the Examined Life. New York: Continuum, 2002.
  • PAS 162 Catechism II Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • PHE 422 Christian Social Ethics Fr. Austin Fagothey, S.J..  Right and Reason, Second Edition, Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., Rockford, Illinois 61105, 2000. ISBN 0-89555-668-5. $ 27.95; Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. Libreria editrice vaticana, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Wahsington, D.C., 2005. ISBN 1-57455-692-1. $29.95; This book can be found on line for free: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/documents/rc_pc_justpeace_doc_20060526_compendio-dott-soc_en.html ;Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, The Social Agenda, A Collection of Roman Catholic Magisterial Texts. Citta del Vaticano, Libreria Editrice Vaticana. 2000. This document in on line and can be downloaded for free. http://www.thesocialagenda.org Peter J, Henriot, Edward P. DeBerri, Micheael J. Schultheis, Catholic Social Teaching, Our Best Kept Secret, 4th edition, Orbis Books (Maryknoll, New York) and Center of concern (Washington, D.C. 20017) 2003. ISBN 1-57075-485-3 (pbk.). $ 22.00
  • PHH 304: History of Medieval Philosophy A History of Philosophy, Vol 2: Medieval Philosophy – From Augustin to Duns Scotus, by Frederick Copleston, NY:  Doubleday Publishing, ISBN: 038546844X, $15.82 at https://www.amazon.com/History-Philosophy-Vol-Medieval-Augustine/dp/038546844X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484079135&sr=8-2&keywords=copleston+history+of+philosophy+medieval; A History of Philosophy, Volume 3: Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy: Ockham, Francis Bacon, and the Beginning of the Modern World, by Frederick Copleston, Doubleday Publishing, ISBN: 0385468458, $19.95 at https://www.amazon.com/History-Philosophy-Medieval-Renaissance-Beginning/dp/0385468458/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484079627&sr=8-1&keywords=copleston+history+of+philosophy+volume+3; All other texts available online.
  • PHH 401: History of Medieval Philosophy Modern Philosophy: From Descartes to Leibnitz (A History of Philosophy, Vol. 4), by Frederick Copleston, Doubleday Publishing, ISBN: 038547041X, $14.50 at https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Philosophy-Descartes-Leibnitz-History/dp/038547041X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484079775&sr=8-2&keywords=copleston+history+of+philosophy+volume+4 ; A History of Philosophy, Vol. 5: Modern Philosophy – The British Philosophers from Hobbes to Hume, by Frederick Copleston, Doubleday Publishing, ISBN: 0385470428, $19.99 at https://www.amazon.com/History-Philosophy-Vol-British-Philosophers/dp/0385470428/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484079945&sr=8-1&keywords=copleston+history+of+philosophy+volume+5 ; A History of Philosophy, Vol. 6: From the French Enlightenment to Kant (Modern Philosophy),  by Frederick Copleston, Doubleday Publishing, ISBN: 0385470436, $14.46 at https://www.amazon.com/History-Philosophy-Vol-French-Enlightenment/dp/0385470436/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484080037&sr=8-1&keywords=copleston+history+of+philosophy+volume+6; All other texts available online
  • PHH 404: History of Contemporary Philosophy A History of Philosophy, Vol. 7: Modern Philosophy – From the Post-Kantian Idealists to Marx, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche, by Frederick Copleston, Doubleday Publishing, ISBN: 0385470444, $19.99 at https://www.amazon.com/History-Philosophy-Vol-Post-Kantian-Kierkegaard/dp/0385470444/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484080199&sr=8-1&keywords=copleston+history+of+philosophy+volume+7 ; A History of Philosophy, Vol. 8: Modern Philosophy – Empiricism, Idealism, and Pragmatism in Britain and America, by Frederick Copleston, Doubleday Publishing, ISBN: 0385470452, $13.89 at https://www.amazon.com/History-Philosophy-Vol-Empiricism-Pragmatism/dp/0385470452/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484080534&sr=8-1&keywords=copleston+history+of+philosophy+volume+8 ; History of Philosophy, Volume 9 (Modern Philosophy), by Frederick Copleston, Doubleday Publishing, ISBN: 0385470460, $19.99 at https://www.amazon.com/History-Philosophy-9-Modern/dp/0385470460/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484080641&sr=8-1&keywords=copleston+history+of+philosophy+volume+9 (I suggest finding a less expensive, used copy of this text as we will not be using it until later in the semester). ; History of Philosophy, Vol. 11: Logical Positivism and Existentialism, by Frederick Copleston, Doubleday Publishing, ISBN: 0826469051, $19.95 at https://www.amazon.com/History-Philosophy-Vol-Positivism-Existentialism/dp/0826469051/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484080791&sr=8-1&keywords=copleston+history+of+philosophy+volume+11 (I suggest finding a less expensive, used copy of this text as we will not be using it until later in the semester). ; All other texts are available online.
  • PHS 414 EPISTEMOLOGY Wilhemsen, F. D. Man’s Knowledge of Reality (Englewood Cliffs, N. J. Prentice-Hall)
  • PHS 415 Philosophy of God McCORMICK, John Francis, S.J., Scholastic Metaphysics, Part II, Natural Theology. Chicago, Loyola University Press, 1943. 291 p. This book is in the HACS Library [BD 125 / M 3] It can be also found on the internet as a used book, from 9 $ to more than 50 $.. It is not necessary to buy it; you can consult the copy that is in our library. A commentary of the text will be given you by the professor.] Etienne Gilson, God and Philosophy.2nd edition,  Yale Nota Bene, Yale University Press, New Haven and London. 147 p., 2002.    ISBN 0-300-09299-7.  $12.95 The same book can be obtained through the following link: http://books.google.co.in/books?id=m_Pq5GZoP3cC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepa
  • PSY 200 Psychology Introduction to Psychology Ninth Edition, 2011 Rod Plotnik and Haig KouyoumdjianBelmont CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning ISBN-13: 978-0-495-90344-4 (Student Edition) – get paperback, used
  • SCM 201 Physics Lab Virtual labs website: http://amrita.vlab.co.in/index.php
  • SCM 301 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Required: McKinley/O’Loughlin: Human Anatomy, 3rd Edition, McGraw Hill, ISBN 0077523008; Recommended: Kapit/Elson: The Anatomy Coloring Book, 3rd Edition, Pearson, ISBN 0321832019
  • APO 565 Bookmark these sites to follow online (no subscription cost). These sites have good articles reviewing the background of different fields of research as well as summaries of current research. Quanta Magazine [Link] Live Science [Link] World Science Festival [Link] Smithsonian Magazine [Link] Course handouts provided by the professor. Required: General Audiences: Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body [Link] Catechism of the Catholic Church.
  • BIE 625 Bioethics –Catholic Health Care Ethics: A Manual for Practitioners – Furton, Cataldo; Health Care Ethics: A Catholic Theological Analysis – Ashley, Deblois, O’Rourke; Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care 5th edition – USCCB
  • CHH 708 Church History Vidmar, John.  The Catholic Church Through the Ages, Second Edition New York: Paulist Press, 2014. ISBN-10: 0809149044 ISBN-13: 978-0809149049
  • CHH 881 Patristics Pope Benedict XVI,  The Fathers  volume I & II  (Our Sunday Visitor, 2008); Eusebius of Caesaria,  Ecclesiastical History; Augustine,  The Confessions; William A. Jurgens,  The Faith of the Early Fathers,  volumes I, II, III  (1970,  Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Mn.)
  • CLA 715 Canon Law of Marriage Martin De Agar, The handbook in Canon Law, Wilson & Lafleur, 2007. ISBN: 2-89127-457-1. Price: $21.95. (=HB) www.canonlawbooks.com/gratianus.serieshtml. (Will be Text book); CODE OF CANON LAW ANNOTATED: Prepared under the responsibility of the Instituto Martin de Azpilcueta, Second Edition revised and updated of the 6th Spanish Language Edition, Wilson & Lafleur Limitee, Montreal, – Midwest Theological Forum, Woodrige, 2004, 2066p. (=Wilson & Lafleur). ISBN: 1-890177-44-X. List Price: $39.55
  • DTH 600 For free online:Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I,1 and 12; II-II, 1-9; Summa Contra Gentiles, I, cc 1-10; III, cc 25-63; Vatican II, Dei Verbum; John Paul II, Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason.Required for purchase: Thomas Aquinas, Faith, Reason and Theology, Translated with introduction and notes by Armand Maurer. MST 32. 1987. xxxviii, 127 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–282–6 ($10.95); see http://www.pims.ca/publications/catalogue1.html for ordering details; and (2) Brian Mullady, Man’s Desire for God, ISBN is: 978-1403399342 ($12.50) on Amazon.com. All of Fr. Brian Mullady’s CD’s must be order directly from the Rosary Center.  Please order your materials before the course begins to allow time for delivery. Mailing Address: PO Box 3617, Portland, OR 97208 USA; The general website is www.rosary-center.org.
  • DTH 651 God as Father, Priests as Bridegrooms/Fathers –  • Hahn, Scott. A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God’s Covenant Love in Scripture. Cincinnati, OH: Servant Books, 1998. $9.99 Kindle or $13.81 Paperback, ISBN-10: 0892838299; ISBN-13: 978-0892838295; Pitre, Brant James. Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told. New York: Image, 2014. $11.99 Kindle or $9.28 Paperback, ISBN-10: 0770435459; ISBN-13: 978-0770435455
  • Issues in Medical Ethics William A. May Catholic Bioethics and the gift of the Human Life, 2008, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, Huntington, IN 46750, ISBN: 978-1-59276-330-6 (Inventory No. T429). (= May, this will be our text book, we will see in XV weeks all the VIII Chapters). US $19.95
  • DTH 642 John Paul II: Life, Spirituality, and Philosophy Kenneth L. Schmitz. At the Center of the Human Drama: The Philosophy of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II. (Michael J. Mcgivney Lectures of the John Paul II Institute). Washington, D.C.: Catholic Univ of America Press, 1994; George Weigel. City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II’s Kraków. New York: Image, 2015; Karol Wojtyla. Person and Community: Selected Essays. Translated by Theresa Sandok, OSM. New York: Peter Lang, 1993.
  • DTH/CHH 671 Documents of Vatican II – Everything is available online.
  • DTH 751 Title: Summa Theologiae Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Edition (if applicable): Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province Publisher: Christian Classics Date of Publication: 1981 ISBN number:0-87061-070-8 List price: $125.00
  • DTH 760 Ecclesiology and Ecumenism – Everything is available online.
  • DTH 910 Jordan Aumann, Spiritual Theology, available for free online in PDF file;
  • Thomas Dubay,  The Fire Within, (Ignatius Press,  San Francisco, First English edition September 1989), ISBN-10:  0898702631;  ISBN 978-0898702637, 358 pages,  Amazon: $16.90; Kindle edition  $9.99 Brian Mullady,  Notes on Nature and Grace (See Lessons)
  • DTH 965 Giesler, Michael E., Guidebook for Confessors, (Scepter Publishers)—$11.95. ISBN: 9781594170911; Stasiak, Kurt, O.S.B., A Confessor’s Handbook: Revised and Expanded Edition. (Paulist Press: New York, 2010)—$15.22. ISBN-10: 0809146754; ISBN-13: 978-0809146758; Pastoral Care of the Sick English—for those seminarians who will not be serving Hispanics: (Catholic Book Publishing Co.: New York, 1983)—$13.30. ISBN-10: 0899421563; ISBN-13: 978-0899421568; Bilingual Edition—for those seminarians who will be serving Hispanics: (Catholic Book Publishing Co.: New York, 1983)—$14.95. ISBN-10: 0899421660; ISBN-13: 978-0899421667; Congregation for the Clergy, The Priest, Minister of Divine Mercy: An Aid for Confessors and Spiritual Directors, (Libreria Editrice Vaticana: Vatican City, 2011). (available on the Internet); Pontifical Council for the Family, Vademecum for Confessors Concerning Some Aspects of the Morality of Conjugal Life, 1997. (available on the Internet)
  • MTH 611 This class does not have videos or DVDs, but it is on audio CD, Fundamental Moral 1 – CDs by Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P. All of Fr. Brian Mullady’s CD’s must be order directly from the Rosary Center.  Please order your materials before the course begins to allow time for delivery.  The contact information is as follows: Rosary Center at Phone: (503) 236-8393. The order form for Fr. Mullady CD’s. Mailing Address: PO Box 3617, Portland, OR 97208 USA; The general website is www.rosary-center.org. It is highly recommended that though this book reproduces many of the notes, the student purchase Both a Servant and Free by Fr. Brian Mullady from the Rosary Center. All the books should be available for purchase on the Internet using Amazon.com. They are Catechism of the Catholic Church; Aquinas, Summa Theologiae which can also be found on the Internet; Conrad Baars, I will give them a New Heart; and Brian Mullady, Man’s Desire for God.  The last book can also be purchased from The Rosary Center.
  • MTH 659 John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor (8/6/93) nn. 1-120. Catechism of the Catholic Church (1992) Part III, ##1699-2051. W. E. May, Introduction to Moral Theology (revised ed.) (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1994) 288 pp.; S. Pinckaers, The Sources of Christian Ethics (French ed. 1993) (Wash, D.C: Catholic Univ. of America Pr., 1995) 489 pp. ; Male and Female He Created Them, John Paul II (Pauline Books and Media, 2006), 768pp.; DVD Lectures by  Msgr. Smith available at International Catholic University and CD Lectures on Theology of the Body by Fr. Brian Mullady available from The Rosary Center in Portland OR.
  • PAS 795 Fundamental Human Formation Saint John Paul II. Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation PastoresDaboVobisvatican.va/…/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_25031992_pastores-dabo-vobis_en.html – 101k – 2007-09-03 American Bishops’ Program of Priestly Formation, fifth ed., United State Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC, 2006, usccb.organd go to Program of Priestly Formation (fifth edition) link: www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/vocations/priesthood/priestly-formation/upload/ProgramforPriestlyFormation.pdf   ; Angelyn S. Arden. Seminarian Human Formation and Social Justice. Social Justice Review, Vol. 101, No. 9-10, 2010. (I will email this to students); Aaron Kheriaty. The Catholic Guide to Depression.(Manchester, New Hampshire: Sophia Institute Press, 2012).  ISBN 978-1-933184-76-0.  $16.70.; Wanda M. L. Lee. An Introduction to Multicultural Counseling. (Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis, 1999). ISBN 1-56032-568-2.  $6.00; Fr. Stephen Rossetti. The Joy of the Priesthood. (Notre Dame, Indiana: Ava Maria Press, 2005). ISBN-10 1-59471-066-X.  $14.95
  • PHS 508 Compendium of Scholastic Philosophy II William A. Wallace, O.P. The Elements of Philosophy, A Compendium for Philosophers and Theologians.  New York, Alba House, 1977. 338 p.  ISBN 0-8189-0345-7. $14.95
  • PHS 607 Required CDS: Philosophy for Theologians — All of Fr. Brian Mullady’s CD’s must be order directly from the Rosary Center.  Please order your materials before the course begins to allow time for delivery.  The contact information is as follows: Rosary Center at Phone: (503) 236-8393. The order form for Fr. Mullady CD’s. Mailing Address: PO Box 3617, Portland, OR 97208 USA; The general website is www.rosary-center.org ; Paul Johnson, Socrates, Viking Adult, 2011, ISBN: 0670023035, $16.16. This book is a short introduction to the whole course, is an easy and entertaining read. The whole book is required. ; Ralph McInerny, St. Thomas Aquinas, Notre Dame Press, 1982,ISBN: 0-268-01707-7, $18.00; Ralph McInerny, A First Glance at St. Thomas Aquinas, Notre Dame Press, 1990, ISBN: 0268009759; $16.24; William Wallace, O.P., Elements of Philosophy, Wipf & Stock Pub (May 16, 2012); ISBN-13: 978-1620323083.   Suggested link: http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Philosophy-Compendium-Philosophers-Theologians/dp/1620323087/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1450840185&sr=8-5&keywords=elements+of+philosophy; Wikipedia articles cited and Catholic Encyclopedia Online; The Catholic Dictionary of Fr. John Hardon, SJ is also available online at CatholicReference.net. It is excellent if you want to look up philosophical terms like substance and accident.
  • PHS 631 Personalism II Maritain The Person and the Common Good  University of Notre Dame Press; New impression edition (October 31, 1973) 9.91 – 18.3; Soren Kierkegaard The Sickness unto Death penguin 15.00; Martin Buber I and Thou tr.Ronald Gregor Smith Scribner 9.95; John MacMurray Persons in Relation Humanity Books 18.10; We will read a lot of the Acting Person but it is too expensive – Maybe people have some copies etc We’ll figure it out.; There will be selections from Levinas.
  • SAS 631 Wisdom Literature – Required Readings and Resources: An approved Catholic Bible – for example, the NAB, RSVCE, D-R.  A study Bible is not required, as the goal is to READ THE TEXT.  Notes and commentary can be consulted after a thorough familiarization with the text; The Forms of Hebrew Poetry, George Buchanan Gray, Forgotten Books, ~$14, ISBN 978-1-333-82092-3 – A reprint of a thorough study originally published in 1915; The Divine Office: Explanation of the Psalms and Canticles, Alphonsus Ligouri, First Rate Publishers, ~$11, ISBN 978-1517-18088-1 – A guide for how to “pray the Scriptures” by a saint noted for his piety and wisdom; Come and See Catholic Bible Study: Wisdom, Jan Liesen and Laurie Watson Manhardt, Emmaus Road Publishing, ~$22, ISBN978-1-931018-55-5 – Part of a series of reliable study material that demonstrates how to lead a Bible study; A Catholic Commentary on the Wisdom Books of the Old Testament, Rev. George Leo Haydock, Veritatis Splendor Publications, ~$18, ISBN 978-1-475-19902-4 – A reliable classic verse-by-verse exposition; Suggested Readings and Resources: Catholic Bible Dictionary, Scott Hahn, General Editor, Doubleday, ~$35. ISBN 978-0-385-51229-9 – Various articles will be assigned. The Navarre Bible: The Psalms and the Song of Solomon, Scepter Publishers and Four Courts Press, ~$32, ISBN 1-889334-95-2 or 1-85182-678-5– A recent commentary by the faculty of the University of Navarre, particularly helpful because it includes both the RSV-CE and the New Vulgate texts; The Navarre Bible: Wisdom Books, Scepter Publishers and Four Courts Press, ~$30, ISBN 978-1-59417-014-0 or 978-1-85182-741-1– A recent commentary by the faculty of the University of Navarre, particularly helpful because it includes both the RSV-CE and the New Vulgate texts; The Mystical Explanation of the Canticle of Canticles, Francis de Sales, Aeterna Press, ~$7, ISBN 13-978-1-78516-787-4; The Art of Biblical Poetry, Robert Alter, Basic Books, ~ $17, ISBN 978-0-465-02819-1 – A new look at Hebrew poetry as a means of intensifying the meaning of the text; St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology – www.salvationhistory.comExcellent resource for sold Scripture study; The Catholic Lectionary Website – http://catholic-resources.org/Lectionary/Helpful resource for finding when certain passages appear in the Liturgy of the Church

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