Adult Faith Development Explores Moral Decision-Making

Saturday, May 15th found an enthusiastic group of participants in adult faith formation, "Putting Out Into the Deep!" with Noel Simard, moral theologian, professor, director of the Ethics Centre', and member of the Pontifical Commission for Life' for the Vatican.

Noel Simard engaged participants in a dynamic and rich response to the question, what does it mean for me to be a catholic in the world today? from the perspective of moral decision-making. He challenged participants to view the moral life as a stage upon which all are invited to write their script' and to develop and live from their fundamental option. Participants looked at the catholic perspective of what it means to be a moral being and to engage in moral actions. Case studies were used to highlight the complexities of the moral life as well as the great and life-giving responsibility it is to be morally responsibility for ourselves and the life of the world. Participants were most engaged and enthused, reporting vital learning and insights as well as hopes for further sessions on this topic and with this presenter!

Our next session will take place on Saturday, June 12th when the question, what does it mean for me to be a catholic in the world today? will be addressed from the perspective of Social Justice. Joe Gunn, director of the CCCB office for social affairs, as well as some panellists will be on hand to help us. All are welcome!

Noel Simard

Carol Kuzmochka, 738-5025 (x251) for info or to register. Those who may like to pursue a certificate in Adult faith Formation, commencing in the Fall of 2004, please inquire!

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