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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Catholic Doctrine - Students will study the pillars of the Catholic faith: the Creed, the Sacraments, the Commandments, and prayer. Students will also learn basic apologetics.

Understanding the Scriptures - Students will explore the history of salvation in the Bible. Students will also study divine revelation as understood through Sacred Scriptures and Sacred Tradition. Scripture will be viewed through a Catholic lens which will help students better understand the Catholic Faith.

Biblical Exegesis - Students will study the purpose and origins of the Bible, as well as examine its different versions. Students will examine the individual messages of each book and the historical and social context of each. Students will learn how to correctly interpret and understand key scriptures that are critical to our understanding of the Catholic Faith.

Sacraments and Morality - Students will earn about the Mass, and various Sacraments. Students will then learn about Catholic morality. An emphasis will be placed on the importance of living a moral life in the modern world.

Apologetics - In this course, students will learn reasoned arguments to explain and justify the teachings of the Catholic Church. The class is intended to prepare the student for life in the modern world and the challenges their faith will face in adulthood. Topics covered will include abortion, government, economics, war and peace, marriage and the family, contraception and euthanasia.