Christian Morality


Tutors: Mrs Sonia Loughenbury & Mrs Mary Robinson

Sessions: 11th May and 8th June 2019

Please bring a bible, a packed lunch and any handouts that may be required (see presentation section) with you to each session. For more information on the session refer to ‘Session Details’ at the bottom of the page.



Aim: The purpose of this module is to help participants develop the skills of moral decision-making, to examine Christian teaching in it’s relation to the universal search for what constitutes “human good”, and to explore the application of Christian understanding to some contemporary moral issues.





Saturday 11 May 2019

 Please print the following handouts with you to the session.

Morality & Scripture 1

What is a Moral Action?

PowerPoints for this module: You do not need to bring these with you, but you may find them helpful (they will be on the projector).

Morality and scripture

What is Special About Roman Catholic Christian Morality

Natural Law as a Source of Christian Morality

What do we mean by a moral action students


Saturday 8 June 2019

Handouts: The following handouts will be provided, so you don’t need to bring them to the session.

Contraception teaching

GetS 16

Homosexuality teaching

Masturbation teaching

Pre-marital teaching

PowerPoints: You do not need to bring these with you, but you may find them helpful (they will be on the projector).

Conscience – Handout

Sexual Ethics – Handout

Social Justice – Handout

Virtue Theory – Handout





New Revised Standard or the New Jerusalem version

Core reading:

Keenan, J. (2010) Moral Wisdom: Lessons and Texts for the Catholic Tradition Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Suggested reading:

Connors, R., (2002) Christian Morality, In the Breath of God Chicago: Loyola Press

Willems, E. (1997) Understanding Catholic Morality New York: Crossroad

Gula, R. (1989) Reason Informed by Faith: Foundations of Catholic Morality Mahwah: Paulist Press

Hayes, M. and Gearon, L. (eds) (1998) Contemporary Catholic Theology: A Reader Leominster: Gracewing

Encyclical letters online at





‘A well-informed conscience is all that is required for Roman Catholic Christians to make good moral choices.’



Deadline for submission Monday 22nd July 2019

Please submit your essay to Jonny Mansfield on together with a cover sheet as one document if possible. Please save your file as SurnameFirstname_CHM2019 (SmithJohn_CHM2019). You may find the sample mark sheet helpful.  Please do follow the guidelines carefully.

CCRS Requirements for Essays

CCRS Assignment Information

Cover Sheet for Assignments Form in Word

Cover Sheet for Assignments in pdf

CCRS Essay Layout

CCRS Mark Sheet – sample



Session Details

10:00am-3:30pm (Teas and coffee from 9:30am)

Please bring a bible and packed lunch for yourself.

There is free parking on site.

For more information contact Jonny Mansfield on



Please refer to the following document if you are unsure about prices.

Fees CCRS 2018-2019



Our Lady’s Parish Hall

Ellesmere Port

CH65 8AB