2/6 Quiz Update: We will be having our Parable quiz on the following days:

B and C Period - Wednesday, February 12

E Period - Thursday, February 13

Here is the outline for the quiz.

Parable Quiz Outline

Make sure you know the following elements about the five parable we have covered for the quiz

Parables - Symbolic stories told by Jesus in order to teach messages.  

- The stories are filled with symbolism.  The characters and events represent people and events in real life.

2 Things that make a story a parable:

1) Symbolism

2) Messages

When reading parables, it's important to look at

1) Context, in particular who Jesus is telling the story to.

2) The details and what exactly happens in the story.  

3) Using the details, try to figure out the symbolism of the story, looking at who and what the characters and events represent.

4) Use the symbolism to figure out the messages and how people in modern times act like the characters in the story.

Here are the 6 parables you should know for the quiz:

Parable of the Great Feast (Luke 14:7-24)

Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18:21-35)

Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14)

Parable of the Two Sons (Matthew 21:28-32)

Parable of the Talents/3 Servants (Matthew 25:14-30)

Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

  

2/6 Project Update: Our 3rd quarter project called "3rd Quarter Parable Project" in our files section will be due next week on Friday, February 14.  The project must be typed, it should be printed out and handed in by the due date.


1/29 Homework Update: Our next homework called the "Parables Assignment" in our files section will be due in class on the following days:

C Period - Wednesday, February 5

E Period - Wednesday, February 5

B Period - Tuesday, February 4


1/22 Assignment Update: For class today, since Mr. Leone is on retreat please follow directions to access our next two assignments

Directions: You have two upcoming homework assignments.  In our files section, complete the "Bible Scavenger Hunt" and "Bible Interpretation Assignment" by the following days:

B Period - Monday, January 27

C Period - Friday, January 24

E Period - Friday, January 24


1/8 Test Update: Next week we will be having a test on Advent and the Infancy Narratives.  The test will be on the following days:

B Period - Monday, January 13

C and E Periods - Tuesday, January 14

Here is an outline with information that you should know for the test:

Advent-Infancy Narrative Test Outline

Advent

- Know the definition of the word and background information ?about the season.

- Know the 4 themes of Advent

- What are some practices Catholics have during Advent that help them prepare for Christmas


Infancy Narratives

- Understand the background information about the time and ?place Jesus was born in.

- Understand why the Jewish people had such a tense ?relationship with the Romans.

- Know why the belief in the savior was such a big deal and how ?the Romans, upper class Jews and lower class Jews felt about it.

- Know the difference between Matthew's and Luke's versions of ?the Infancy Narratives

- The importance of the Magi (wise men) and the shepherds visiting Jesus.

- Know the 3 gifts the magi (wise men) bring to Jesus and what each gift symbolizes.

- Refer to the 25 question assignment you completed for HW

Incarnation and why this belief is so important


12/9 HW Update: Our 2nd quarter Reflection paper on Meaning and Suffering will be due in class next week on Wednesday, December 18.  The reflection paper must be typed and handed in on the 18th.  Click on the file called "Reflection Paper on Meaning and Suffering" for the full directions.

 

12/5 Quiz Update: Next week we will be having a quiz on the Harris' Psychological Persons Model and the Kohlberg Stages of Moral Development.  The quiz will be on the following days:

B and E Periods - Tuesday, December 10;         C Period - Wednesday, December 11


12/4 Homework Update: Our next assignment called the "Kohlberg Stages Worksheet" is found in our files section and is due in class on the following days: B and C periods - Friday, December 6;       E Period - Thursday, December 5.  

Make sure you write out your answers for each stage


11/14 Quiz Update: Next week we will be having a quiz on the Beatitudes and the Commandments.  Here is the schedule for the quiz:

C and E Periods - Tuesday, November 19;   B Period - Wednesday November 20

Here is an outline for the quiz; 

Letter and Spirit of the Law 

- Know the definitions of each and how they apply to different ?rules

- It's possible to follow the spirit of the law while breaking the letter of the law. 

Beatitudes and Commandments 

- Know the definitions of each Beatitude and Commandment and ?examples of how people live them out. 

- Understand the two different approaches to morality that they ?represent and how they are different from each other.  This comes from the general notes we took on the two approaches.


iBook page 337 Answers

- The questions give more details about the Commandments.  

11/13 Homework Update: Our next assignment called the "Priority List Assignment" in our files section will be due in class on the following days: B and E Period - Friday, November 15;    C Period - Monday, November 18.

      

11/4 Homework Update: Our next homework assignment on the Beatitudes and Commandments will be due in class on the following days: C Period - Tuesday, November 12

B and E Periods - Wednesday, November 13  

Here are the directions for the assignment.  Make sure you complete all three parts, A, B and C.  The assignment SHOULD BE WRITTEN preferably in your notebook and NOT TYPED.

Beatitudes-Commandments Assignment

Directions: In order to learn more about two sets of Church rules, in your Jesus Christ Source of Our Salvation iBook, read pages 326-337.  Then follow the directions for parts A, B and C to complete this assignment.

A) Using the section on the 10 Commandments from pages 326-333, give a summary of what each of the 10 commandments is about.  Example: For the 5th Commandment, (You shall not kill) ?don't just say you shouldn't kill anyone. (10 Answers)

B) 1: Using the section on the Beatitudes from 335-336 give a summary that explains the meaning of each of the eight Beatitudes. 2) Then give an example of how a person can live out each Beatitude.

(16 Answers)

C)  In the Jesus Christ Source of Source of Our Salvation iBook ?read pages 326-337 or Section 9.3 Following Jesus' Commands.  Answer questions 1-9 on page 337, skip question 10.


10/30 Class Update: Our next assignment the "Morality Reflection Paper" in our files section is due in class on Wednesday, November 6.  The assignment must be typed and handed in on the due date.  If you turn in the assignment on Monday, November 4 you will receive 5 extra credit points on the reflection.


10/28 Class Update: B and C Periods for class today, read the Story about former Pope John Paul II from the link below.  You can also find the story in our links section called "John Paul II's Story of Forgiveness."  Then answer the 8 questions below about forgiveness.  The questions will be checked in class tomorrow.  Also look at the test schedule and outline below as we have had some schedule changes.  Please email me with any questions.

Link to Pope John Paul II Article http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Pope/story?id=636765&page=1

1) Do you think that it is always right to forgive people or are there certain situations where it's morally acceptable not to forgive?

2) What makes it difficult for you personally to forgive someone else?  Think of someone you really don't like.  Why do you stay angry at this person?

3) What is an experience you had where a lack of forgiveness caused harm to your relationship or even led to its end?

4) Do you believe that God is forgiving and merciful?  What about the world makes it difficult to accept this idea of a forgiving God?

5) What are the benefits (advantages) of being forgiving?

6) What groups of people did Pope John Paul II ask for forgiveness for?  What was he apologizing for?

7) Based on the story of John Paul II, do you agree with the Pope's decision to forgive the man who shot him and try to get him a shorter prison sentence, why or why not?

8) What is the example that John Paul II was trying to set for fellow Christians?


10/28 Test Update: We will be having a test on Morality coming up on the following days: 

B Period: Monday, November 4

C Period: Tuesday, October 29

E Period: Wednesday, October 30.

Here is an outline of topics you should know for the test:

Morality Test Topics

- Faith: Know the definition and how it affects a person's decisions

- Church teaching on human dignity and how it's difficult to live out

- Morality: What it is and isn't about

- Decisions that do and don't relate to morality

- Immoral vs Moral decisions

- Conscience: Know the definition and the factors that affect a person's conscience.

- Sin: Understanding what it is about.

- Different Kinds of Sin: Venial, Serious, Mortal, Social

- Identifying kinds of sin in situations and how to use the five factors to identify sin.

- Definition of Original sin

- Values, virtues, vices

- Definitions and examples of the 7 main virtues.

- Definitions and examples of the 7 main vices.

- Forgiveness and Reconciliation

    - Know the 4 Steps of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and background info from the notes

    - Understand how John Paul II showed forgiveness from the article we read


10/9 Homework Update: Our next assignment called "Character Influence Assignment" can be found in our files section.  The assignment will be due on Tuesday, October 15 for C and E Periods; B Period's due date is Thursday, October 17.


9/30 Class Update: For class today please continue to work on the assignment from our "Jesus Christ Source of Our Salvation" iBook.   Read pages 48-60 (You can skip pages 51 and 55).  First answer the reflection questions on page 57 (skip the assignment question).  Then answer questions 1-10 on page 61.  These questions DO NOT need to be answered in complete sentences.  Make sure to COMPLETE BOTH SETS OF QUESTIONS according to the schedule below.  

Due Date: B Period - Tuesday, October 1.  C and E - Wednesday, October 2


9/25 Homework Update: Our next homework assignment will be due next week from our "Jesus Christ Source of Our Salvation" iBook.  Read pages 48-60 (You can skip pages 51 and 55).  First answer the reflection questions on page 57 (skip the assignment question).  Then answer questions 1-10 on page 61.  These questions DO NOT need to be answered in complete sentences.  Make sure to COMPLETE BOTH SETS OF QUESTIONS.  

Due Date: B Period - Tuesday, October 1.  C and E - Wednesday, October 2


9/19 Quiz Update

Our Introduction Quiz will be taken in class on Thursday, September 26.  Here is an outline of what you need to know:


Catholicism and Christianity

- Difference between the two

- 3 main or core beliefs of Catholics

- The three groups that make up the Church and meaning of "Church"


Religion and Community

- Know the definition and 3 main parts of religion

- Why being a part of a community is important to grow in faith


Faith

- Know the definition and 3 aspects of faith


Understanding God and who he is

- The Church's main ways to describe who God really is


Prayer

- Different kinds of prayer

- Examples of good and not so good things to pray for

- How God responds to prayer


Sacraments

- What is a Sacrament?

- Know the difference between Sacraments and sacrament


Human Dignity Assignment

    1) Judgment of Nations Story

    - Know what happens in the story

    - The main messages the story teaches

    2) Creation Story Assignment

    - What messages it teaches about human dignity

    - Main messages of the stories


9/16 Homework Update: Our next homework assignment called "Human Dignity Homework Assignment" in our files section is due in class on Monday, September 23.


9/10 Homework Update: Our first written assignment called the "Introduction Homework Assignment" can be found in our files section.  The assignment is due for all classes on Tuesday, September 17.  You can either type or write the assignment but it must be handed in on the due date.

9/10 Update: This week I will be checking to see that you have your course outline signed and that you have a notebook for religion as both will count as homework grades.  Here is the schedule for when I will be checking:

Course Outline: C and E Periods - Wednesday, 9/11;   B Period - Thursday, 9/12

Notebook: B, C, E Periods - Friday, 9/13.


Welcome to Religion 10 with Mr. Leone.  Please look to the Course Requirements to find out more information about our class this year.

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