Have you noticed? Catholic Church teachings on sex, marriage, and sexuality have been all over the mainstream media the past several months. But have you also noticed that the media and the culture have twisted these teachings and removed God from the conversation completely?
In May, President Barack Obama announced his support for “same-sex marriage,” three days after Vice President Joe Biden, a Catholic, said that he was “absolutely comfortable” with “same-sex marriage.”
In January, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), under Secretary Kathleen Sibelius, also a Catholic, unveiled a policy that would require all private health insurance plans to include coverage for all FDA-approved prescription contraceptive drugs and devices, surgical sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs.
What exactly does the Catholic Church say about these issues? Family Honor’s online course, The Truth and Meaning of Sexuality, Love & Family: Cultural Implications is the answer! In this college-level course, parents, teachers, catechists, priests, religious, seminarians and lay persons will gain a solid foundation in their understanding of authentic love, human sexuality, and the dignity of the human person. Family Honor’s “Cultural Implications” course will teach core truths – defined by Sacred Scripture, Tradition, and natural law – as the foundation for authentic formation of the human person in their dignity as images of God.
Students will learn about:
- The history and trends of sexual thought and expression;
- The consequences of the sexual revolution and the modern sex education movement and their contribution to the breakdown of sexual morality;
- Long-standing theories of psychosexual development and psychosocial research on the need for human “connectedness;”
- Male and female complementarity;
- The gift of fertility and total person sexuality;
- The faith response to the cultural upheaval, framed with the language of Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and Pope Benedict XVI’s explanation of human sexual love in his encyclical Deus Caritas Est.
The 2012 Fall Semester begins on August 16, 2012. Click here for more information or to register today.