Scripture & Theology
We've all heard about the "war on women," and most of us have been told that the Catholic Church is one of the main institutional oppressors of women. But it isn't true. In this elective, Teresa Tomeo takes a closer look at our so-called "freedoms" and relates how medical science, sociological studies, and surveys performed by major secular institutions all show the truth of Catholic teaching concerning the fallout of the sexual revolution touted by radical feminists.
Finally, Teresa Tomeo will help you understand the Scriptures in a new way in terms of Jesus' interactions with women. You'll be able to appreciate his desire for women to embrace their true dignity and identity as daughters of the King of Kings. Get the real story about women and the Catholic Church - Teresa Tomeo presents the facts, fictions, and timeless truths about the love of Christ and his Church for all women.
Course Lectures1. Women Are Made in God's Image
We will compare what our culture says about the Church and women to the truth of what Church teaches.
2. God's Unconditional Love for Women
John 4:1-30 provides a wealth of insight into the Lord’s desire for women to embrace their true dignity and identity as daughters of the King of Kings.
3. Church Documents For and About Women
We will discuss the "hidden gems" of Church teaching about women with a special emphasis on Humane Vitae, John Paul II’s Letter to Women, and Mulieris Dignitatem.
4. Mother Church Knows Best
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In a way, these novels and movies are right. The Catholic Church did suppress and constrain the publication of these so-called "gospels." And with good reason. The Gnostic writings were circulated by pseudo-Christian sects who had broken communion with the Church. Many Gnostic texts claim to be eye-witness accounts of the apostles or secret divine messages which expand on Christ's public revelation. All of the Gnostic texts contain elements of heresy.
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In addition to the doctrinal and theological history of the Catholic faith, it is essential that we add the history of Christian spirituality - namely, the very way that Christians have made their personal response to the God who reveals Himself to His people through Jesus Christ.
In addition to the doctrinal and theological history of the Catholic faith, it is essential that we add the history of Christian spirituality - namely, the very way that Christians have made their personal response to the God who reveals Himself to His people through Jesus Christ. This course surveys important spiritual movements, the rich diversity of spiritual insight that has marked the history of Christianity starting from the early Desert Fathers, the founding of the great religious orders, Christian mysticism, 19th and 20th century Catholic spiritual contributions, and more. In taking a look at the history of Christian spirituality in this way, one ultimately comes to a deeper understanding of man’s proper relation to God, and how he ought to respond to God’s love.
Throughout history, God continues to invite man into a relationship of love, calling him out of his own wickedness and sin, into the light of Christ.
If we wish to deepen our relationship with God, it is essential that we detach ourselves from all material things, in order that we cling only to Christ.
Loving God means that we give him everything. We must, as St. Bernard once said, “love him without measure.”
Within the Franciscan tradition, we learn in a very radical way that God is all one needs to live this life to the fullest.
Above the body, we must care for our souls. As Thomas à Kempis once wrote, “Men only see your face, but it is God who sees your heart.”
The Carmelites have much to teach us, not the least of which is learning how to pray, and abandoning our earthly desires.
Christ is constantly inviting us to participate in his redemption, in order that he dispels wickedness from our hearts and fosters concord instead.
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