Part 1: Fundamental Moral Concepts
1.1 The nature of morality
1.1.1 Define morality.
1.1.2 Differentiate among the moral, immoral and amoral person.
1.2 The moral nature of the human person
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.
1.3 Moral foundations
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).
1.4 The human conscience
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.
1.5 Sin and forgiveness
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)
2.1 The first three Commandments which relate specifically to our obligations to God (love of God)
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.
2.2 The final seven Commandments which relate specifically to our obligations to each other (love of
our fellow man)
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.