Religious Courses

Prayer & Liturgy

#7301 (*9) - The study of the Liturgy presents the principle elements of worship in the Liturgical Year, the Mass, the sanctoral cycle and the Sacraments with an emphasis on initiation and healing.The objective of this course is to show students the very life of the Church in its daily and seasonal worship. This provides the basis for the prayer life of the Church, with the Liturgy of the Hours and the Liturgy of the Eucharist as the focus.

 

Prayer and Liturgy Honors*

(Prerequisite: Department Head approval)
#7301H (*9) - Having the same foundation of Liturgy, this class will give added focus to projects, independent reading, notably of Church Documents and more in-depth study of topics at hand.

Old Testament

This course is focused on the covenantal reality of the Old Testament. God makes himself known to his people through Divine Revelation, and this is recorded in Sacred Scripture. The Old Testament is foundational to religious education and the writings will be traced chronologically leading to the fulfillment of the Old Testament, the Incarnation. The historical, spiritual, and fuller senses of Sacred Scripture will be explored, and applied to the student’s daily prayer life. The students are to have a working knowledge of the Old Testament.

Old Testament Honors*

(Prerequisite: Department Head Approval)
This class has the same focus as Old Testament, but exegetical work requiring a more thorough understanding and detailed analysis of the Old Testament will be demanded.

Christian Morality

#7351 (*10) - “Moral Theology is a reflection concerned with ‘morality,’ with the good and the evil of human acts and the person who performs them…” (Veritatis Splendor 29). Living a moral life means to live in holiness in a total commitment to Jesus Christ. The Catholic person must have a properly formed conscience; therefore, the students will study the Ten Commandments and understand that they are the basis for the moral life, which is perfected in the Beatitudes. The cardinal and theological virtues will give the impetus as to how to live a moral life on a daily basis. The course demands the use of Sacred Scripture.

 

Christian Morality Honors*

(Prerequisite: Department Head Approval)
#7351H (*10) - Having the same foundation as Morality, this course will emphasize primary sources coming from the Magisterium and Papal Documents, as well as Scripture.

New Testament

#7251 (*10) - This class will recognize Christ as the messianic fulfillment of the Old Testament, with the Beatitudes being the focus for the “New Law.” The origins of the New Testament, which emphasize Revelation, Biblical inspiration, and Sacred Tradition, will be taught. Students will come to know Christ in a more personal way through the study of Gospels, Epistles and texts.

 

New Testament Honors*

(Prerequisite: Department Head Approval)
#7251H (*10) - This class has the same focus as New Testament, but exegetical work requiring a more thorough understanding and detailed analysis of the New Testament will be demanded.

Church History

#7401 (*11) -This is a survey course of the history of the Roman Catholic Church up to the 19th Century. The class will stress that Christ instituted the Church, and has placed that authority under the successor of St. Peter. The history of the Church is one of a pilgrim people united, as the Mystical Body of Christ that develops, not evolves, over the ages.

 

Church History Honors*

(Prerequisite: Department Head Approval)
#7401H (*11) - Having the same foundation as Church History, this class will require a more developed use of research.

Catholic Social Teaching

#7451 (*) - This course will explain the evangelistic role of the Catholic Church in the world with the Social Encyclicals of the 19th and 20th centuries being the focus. The class will show how the inviolable rights of the human person, life, liberty, religious, freedom, and protection from coercion, must not only be protected but also be understood as sacred. “Love thy neighbor” will reinforce the preferential option for the poor, destitute, downtrodden, and disenfranchised of the world. The end result of the class is to transform the culture for Christ.

 

Catholic Social Teaching Honors*

(Prerequisite: Department Head Approval)
#7451H (*) - Having the same foundation of Catholic Social Doctrine, this class will give added focus to projects, independent reading, and more in depth study of topics at hand.

Christian Vocation

#7501 (*12) - This course centers on the reality that a Vocation is a calling from God that begins with a call to holiness. This call to holiness is both individual and also communal as God calls each person to live in holiness as a member of the Mystical Body of Christ. The class centers on the Sacraments of Marriage and Holy Orders, with added focus given to the religious life and the single state/vocation. Sacred Scripture, Church documents, and various secondary sources will be used to understand our calling to love as Christ loves. Students are required to complete a service project in the wider community as part of this course.

 

Christian Vocation Honors*

(Prerequisite: Department Head Approval)
#7501H (*12) - This course has the same focus as Christian Vocation. However, along with Sacred Scripture, the students will be required to read primary sources to include Papal and Magisterium documents. Students are required to complete a service project in the wider community for this course.

Evangelization

This class is offered as a summation of the student's theological training. It is designed to teach the philosophical, theological, and scriptural foundations of the truths of the Roman Catholic Church. It will also equip the student with the apologetic skills necessary to spread and explain faith in Jesus and his Church. Major topics of the class will include, but are not limited to, matters of ecclesiology, apostolic succession, papal supremacy, Mariology, doctrinal issues, faith alone, scripture alone, and the sacraments.

Evangelization Honors*

(Prerequisite for taking the Course: Department Head Approval)
This class is offered as a summation of the student's theological training. It is designed to teach the philosophical, theological, and scriptural foundations of the truths of the Roman Catholic Church. It will also equip the student with the apologetic skills necessary to spread and explain faith in Jesus and his Church. Major topics of the class will include, but are not limited to, matters of ecclesiology, apostolic succession, papal supremacy, Mariology, doctrinal issues, faith alone, scripture alone, and the sacraments. Faith and Evangelization *

This course will combine Faith and Evangelization into a one-year course that will be taught by the school chaplain and is intended to certify students to be catechists in the diocese of Wichita. In addition to the requirements stated above for Christian Vocation and Apologetics, emphasis will be placed on the meaning and method of Catechesis. The student will also be required to volunteer as a parish catechist throughout the year in an approved parish program. Students who successfully complete this program will be presented honors cords and receive a ‘Basic Catechetical Certificate’ at the time of graduation.

Logic

#750BC (*11, 12) - This course trains and exercises the mind through the methods of deduction. The students will be introduced to the symbolic logic, which is used in most universities. The strength of the class will be the focus given to Aristotelian logic.

Introduction to Philosophy

#751BC (*11, 12) - An introduction to philosophy is the study and critical analysis of man’s knowledge of himself and the universe around him. It is recommended for juniors and seniors who want to develop their analytical thought on the basic questions of man and reality.

Stewards of Catholic Culture

#754BC (*11, 12) -

Faith & Reason

#7551 (*11, 12) -

 

Faith & Reason Honors*

#7551H (*11, 12) -

Salvation History

#7201 (*9) -

 

Salvation History Honors*

#7201H (*9) -