Required Reading

Veritatis splendor (Pope John Paul II)

The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991).

Christian Faith and the Theological Life (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 1996).

Veritatis Splendor and the Renewal of Moral TheologyStudies by Ten Outstanding Scholars. Edited with J. A. DiNoia, O.P. (Chicago: Midwest Theological Forum, 1999).

Virtue (Münster: Lit Verlag, 2001).

Introduction to Moral Theology (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2001).

For Consultation

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae. Translations used below are those found in the English text of the multi-volume Blackfriars edition published at intervals in the 1960s and 1970s by Eyre & Spottiswoode in London. The accepted practice for citation includes the part of the work, e.g. Ia-IIae for the prima secundae; the question, e.g. q. 3; the article, e.g. a. 4; the specific part of an article where required, e.g. ad 2um, for the reply to the second objection. An older but still useful English translation is available on the Internet.

Suggested Reading

Benedict M. Ashley, O.P., Living the Truth in LoveA Biblical Introduction to Moral Theology (Staten Island, NY: Alba House, 1996).

Servais Pinckaers, The Sources of Christian Ethics (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 1995) and The Pursuit of Happiness-God's Way (Staten Island, NY: Alba House, 1998).

Romanus Cessario, The Godly Image: Christ and Salvation in Catholic Thought from Anselm to AquinasStudies in Historical Theology VI (Petersham, MA: St Bede's Publications, 1990).

Church Documents

The following documents of the Church are also required to follow the lectures in this course. Inexpensive editions are available from the Daughters of Saint Paul at St. Paul Books and Media.

Humanae vitae (Pope Paul VI)

Familiaris consortio (Pope John Paul II)

Donum vitae (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith)

Evangelium vitae (Pope John Paul II)

Fides et ratio (Pope John Paul II)


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