MR 345 Ethics of Love and Life

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Module Level


Time Allowance

lectures 24 hours. Seminars 3 hours.


Continuous assessment 40% End of semester examination 60%

Module Aims

This module will introduce students to the approach and content of the Catholic moral tradition in the areas of bioethics and sexual/marital ethics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be aware of the anthropology and world view that informs the Catholic approach to life issues.
  • Have a clear understanding of the content of the developing corpus of Catholic teaching on sexual and marital ethics.
  • Be aware of the approach and content of the approach of the Catholic moral tradition to issues in bioethics including embryonic stem cell research and reproductive technologies.


  • Corkery, Pádraig. Bioethics and the Catholic Moral Tradition. Veritas, 2010
  • Rubio, Julie Hanlon. Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's The Joy of Love, Liturgical Press, 2017
  • Curran & Rubio, Readings in Moral Theology: Volume 15 [Marriage], Paulist Press, 2009