Course Overview

If you faithfully live out the Catholic Church’s moral teachings, there’s a good chance people will say you’re "homphobic," "transphobic," or "anti-woman." It’s not enough for Catholics to be able to share the Church’s teachings, they must be able to defend them as well. That’s why the Catholic Answers School of Apologetics is offering Evidence for Catholic Moral Teaching as a resource to equip you to understand, explain, and defend the Church’s teachings on the toughest moral issues of our day.
Course Overview

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Evidence for Catholic Moral Teaching contains more than 60 short, easy-to-watch video segments, so you can study at your own pace.

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Topics covered in this course:

Before you can start helping others, you need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to share the truth with gentleness and reverence. Here's some of the topics covered in this course:

  • Abortion

  • Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

  • Homosexuality

  • Just War

  • Pornography

  • Divorce and Remarriage

  • As well as modern issues like immigration, socialism, environmentalism, and the need for religious liberty

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Evidence for Catholic Moral Teaching
  • 2
    Philosophical Foundations of Moral Apologetics
    • Lesson 1: The Nature of Morality
    • Quiz: The Nature of Morality
    • Lesson 2: Moral Skepticism
    • Quiz: Moral Skepticism
    • Lesson 3: Moral Relativism
    • Quiz: Moral Relativism
    • Lesson 4: Utilitarianism
    • Quiz: Utilitarianism
    • Lesson 5: Natural Law
    • Quiz: Natural Law
  • 3
    Theological Foundations of Morality
    • Lesson 6: The Morality of Human Acts
    • Quiz: The Morality of Human Acts
    • Lesson 7: The Nature of Sin
    • Quiz: The Nature of Sin
    • Lesson 8: The Morality of the Passions
    • Quiz: The Morality of the Passions
    • Lesson 9: Morality and Conscience
    • Quiz: Morality and Conscience
    • Lesson 10: The Authority of Church Teachings
    • Quiz: The Authority of Church Teachings
  • 4
    Human Identity
    • Lesson 11: Free Will
    • Quiz: Free Will
    • Lesson 12: Christian Anthropology
    • Quiz: Christian Anthropology
    • Lesson 13: Sex and Gender
    • Quiz: Sex and Gender
    • Lesson 14: Debunking Transgender Ideology
    • Quiz: Debunking Transgender Ideology
    • Lesson 15: Pastoral Advice for Confronting Transgender Ideology
    • Quiz: Pastoral Advice for Confronting Transgender Ideology
  • 5
    Sexual Ethics
    • Lesson 16: Theology of the Body
    • Quiz: Theology of the Body
    • Lesson 17: Biblical Sexual Ethics
    • Quiz: Biblical Sexual Ethics
    • Lesson 18: The Teaching of the Magisterium on Sexual Ethics
    • Quiz: The Teaching of the Magisterium on Sexual Ethics
    • Lesson 19: Scholastic Natural Law on Sexual Ethics
    • Quiz: Scholastic Natural Law on Sexual Ethics
    • Lesson 20: New Natural Law on Sexual Ethics
    • Quiz: New Natural Law on Sexual Ethics
  • 6
    Marital Permanence and Complementarity
    • Lesson 21: Same-Sex Marriage: Part I
    • Quiz: Same-Sex Marriage: Part I
    • Lesson 22: Same-Sex Marriage: Part II
    • Quiz: Same-Sex Marriage: Part II
    • Lesson 23: Marriage and Divorce
    • Quiz: Marriage and Divorce
    • Lesson 24: Divorce and Remarriage
    • Quiz: Divorce and Remarriage
    • Lesson 25: Annulments
    • Quiz: Annulments
  • 7
    Marital Fruitfulness
    • Lesson 26: Contraception and History
    • Quiz: Contraception and History
    • Lesson 27: The Pontifical Birth Control Commission
    • Quiz: The Pontifical Birth Control Commission
    • Lesson 28: Philosophical Arguments against Contraception
    • Quiz: Philosophical Arguments Against Contraception
    • Lesson 29: Contraception and Natural Family Planning (NFP)
    • Quiz: Contraception and Natural Family Planning (NFP)
    • Lesson 30: Sterilization and Health Issues
    • Quiz: Sterilization and Health Issues
  • 8
    Non-Marital Sexual Behavior
    • Lesson 31: Masturbation
    • Quiz: Masturbation
    • Lesson 32: Pornography
    • Quiz: Pornography
    • Lesson 33: Polygamy
    • Quiz: Polygamy
    • Lesson 34: Fornication / Cohabitation
    • Quiz: Fornication/Cohabitation
    • Lesson 35: Prostitution
    • Quiz: Prostitution
  • 9
    Homosexuality
    • Lesson 36: Homosexuality and Culture
    • Quiz: Homosexuality and Culture
    • Lesson 37: Homosexuality and Catholicism
    • Quiz: Homosexuality and Catholicism
    • Lesson 38: Homosexuality and Natural Law
    • Quiz: Homosexuality and Natural Law
    • Lesson 39: Homosexuality and the Old Testament
    • Quiz: Homosexuality and the Old Testament
    • Lesson 40: Homosexuality and the New Testament
    • Quiz: Homosexuality and the New Testament
  • 10
    Abortion
    • Lesson 41: Pragmatic Arguments for Abortion
    • Quiz: Pragmatic Arguments for Abortion
    • Lesson 42: The Humanity of the Unborn
    • Quiz: The Humanity of the Unborn
    • Lesson 43: Personhood of the Unborn
    • Quiz: The Personhood of the Unborn
    • Lesson 44: Bodily Autonomy Arguments for Abortion
    • Quiz: Bodily Autonomy Arguments for Abortion
    • Lesson 45: Pro-Choice Theological Arguments
    • Quiz: Pro-Choice Theological Arguments
  • 11
    Embryos and Assisted Reproductive Technologies
    • Lesson 46: Embryo Ethics
    • Quiz: Embryo Ethics
    • Lesson 47: Stem Cell Research
    • Quiz: Stem Cell Research
    • Lesson 48: Human Cloning
    • Quiz: Human Cloning
    • Lesson 49: Licit and Illicit Fertility Treatments
    • Quiz: Licit and Illicit Fertility Treatments
    • Lesson 50: In-Vitro Fertilization
    • Quiz: In-Vitro Fertilization
  • 12
    Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
    • Lesson 51: History of Euthanasia
    • Quiz: History of Euthanasia
    • Lesson 52: History of Assisted Suicide
    • Quiz: History of Assisted Suicide
    • Lesson 53: Answering Assisted Suicide Arguments
    • Quiz: Answering Assisted Suicide Arguments
    • Lesson 54: The Catholic Position on End-of-Life Issues
    • Quiz: The Catholic Position on End of Life Issues
    • Lesson 55: Organ Donation and Mutilation
    • Quiz: Organ Donation and Mutilation
  • 13
    Human Rights and Duties
    • Lesson 56: The Duty to Defend Society
    • Quiz: The Duty to Defend Society
    • Lesson 57: Duty to the Environment
    • Quiz: Duty to the Environment
    • Lesson 58: The Right to Migrate
    • Quiz: The Right to Migrate
    • Lesson 59: The Right to Own Private Property
    • Quiz: The Right to Own Private Property
    • Lesson 60: Religious Liberty
    • Quiz: Religious Liberty
    • LESSON 60 Religious Liberty
  • 14
    Next Steps
    • List of Recommended Reading
    • Before you go...

Meet your Instructor

  • Trent Horn

    Instructor

    Trent Horn

    After his conversion to the Catholic faith, Trent Horn earned master’s degrees in the fields of theology, philosophy, and bioethics. He serves as a staff apologist for Catholic Answers, where he specializes in teaching Catholics to graciously and persuasively engage those who disagree with them.

Reveiws

Here's what people are saying about Evidence for Catholic Moral Teaching:

  • Informative and Beneficial

    Sylvia De Jesus

    A lot of information was given but in a way that is easy to take in and remember. You learn a lot of basic truths we often take for granted.

    A lot of information was given but in a way that is easy to take in and remember. You learn a lot of basic truths we often take for granted.

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  • Excellent course

    Stephen Hertz

    Good overview of basic morality explained in a clear and concise style with many illustrative examples.

    Good overview of basic morality explained in a clear and concise style with many illustrative examples.

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  • Ways of doing Apologetics

    Paul C Watkins

    Good basic information for life and living.

    Good basic information for life and living.

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