C.S. Lewis and Catholic Morality Instruction
This 15 page paper begins with general comments about the state of morality among youth and in society using a citation from C.S. Lewis to illustrate the point. The scenario is then presented for the paper, including challenges of teaching morality to ages 11-16 in a Catholic school. The first major issue to be discussed is conscience, how is it described, what does it do, kinds of conscience, citing Biblical scholars, the Gaudium Et Spes, the magisterium and the Bible. What it means to live a moral life is then discussed. The next topic is marriage and chastity or abstinence brining into the discussion the Catechism, Sacraments and the Gaudium Et Spes and the Veritatis Splendor. What the church documents say about abortion is then discussed. The essay ends with a moral decision making process for students and an example of a lesson plan for making healthy decisions. Bibliography lists 14 sources.