„Annal of Moral Theology" 1(56):2009

 

 

Authors: BISHOP DONAL MCKEOWN

Title: IRISH FAMILY IN TRANSFORMATION (TRANSFORMACJA IRLANDZKIEJ RODZINY)

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 7-23

Keywords: FAMILY, MARRIAGE, IRELAND.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: ENGLISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Bp Donal McKeown - Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Down and Connor, address: 73 Somerton Road, Belfast BT15 4DE, Northern Ireland.

E-mail:

Abstract 

Society of Catholic Ireland in recent years is undergoing profound changes, especially in the marriage and family. Numerous statistics confirm that more and more disseminated fragility of the marital bond, and a trend towards a redefinition of the concept of marriage and family. This is accompanied by a growing lack of sensitivity to the sanctity of human life. Faced with this reality, the Catholic Church takes a number of pastoral efforts to defend and support the family, looking for new ways of education for young people to maturity and responsibility by entering it in the new evangelization effort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authors: MARCIANO VIDAL CSsR

Title: PERSPECTIVAS DE ÉTICA SEXUAL CRISTIANA (PERSPEKTYWY CHRZEŚCIJAŃSKIEJ ETYKI SEKSUALNEJ)

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 25-40.

Keywords: SEXUAL ETHICS, HUMAN SEXUALITY.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: SPANISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Prof. Dr. Marciano Vidal CSsR - profesor emérito de teología moral en el Instituto Superior de Ciencias Morales (Madrid) y la Academia Alphonsiana (Roma); dirección para la correspondencia: Manuel Silvela, 14, 28010 Madrid, España.

E-mail: vidal@iscm.edu

Abstract 

The article aims to show the specificity of the Christian to look at issues of human sexuality and sexual ethics. The author undertakes an analysis of the importance of a Christian perspective in relation to the sexual sphere of man. The main plane is the plane of scientific considerations, axiological and normative. In the final part of the publications were presented challenges to the theological and moral discourse in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authors: A. Derdziuk

Title: PERSONALISTIC CHRISTOCENTRISM (CHRYSTOCENTRYZM PERSONALISTYCZNY)

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 41-54

Keywords: MORAL THEOLOGY, CHRISTOCENSTRISM, PERSONALISM, VOCATION, THE NEW COVENANT.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: POLISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Dr hab. Andrzej Derdziuk OFMCap, prof. KUL - kierownik Katedry Historii Teologii Moralnej KUL; adres do korespondencji: Al. Kraśnicka 76, 20-718 Lublin.

E-mail: aderdziu@kul.lublin.pl

Abstract 

Christocentrism is now one of the most widespread ideas in moral theology, allowing a coherent definition of the issues of moral life. The personalistic character of Christocentrism indicates the necessity of defining Christian morality in the perspective of the first person, owing to which a Christian not so much is directed by some outer law written down outside him, as searches for the true good, according to the principle of being open to the truth that is written in his conscience. A bond with Christ may be formed on the plane of motivation that results from undertaking the task of following, from the ontic rootedness as a new creature and on the basis of identification of one's aim with the aspiration that is in Christ. The „Chris­ to-form" of human life gives a man a new identity and opens him to participation in the Trinitarian life. The biblical ideas that define the personalistic dimension of Christocentrism most fully, are the idea of vocation and the idea of the New Covenant, which have been given a significant place in Polish moral theology. Pointing to a dynamic and responsorial character of Christian morality these ideas allow an integral definition of the phenomenon of aspiration to perfection in love that is at the same time a fullness of personal life.

 

 

 

 

 

Authors: W. Rzepa

Title: RESPONSIBLE LOVE OF ONESELF IN JOHN PAUL II'S TEACHING (ODPOWIEDZIALNA MIŁOŚĆ SAMEGO SIEBIE W NAUCZANIU JANA PAWŁA II)

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 55-65

Keywords: HOLY SPIRIT, NEW MAN, RESPONSIBILITY, VOCATION, CONSCIENCE.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: POLISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Ks. dr Wojciech Rzepa - adiunkt Katedry Teologii Moralnej Ogólnej KUL; adres do korespondencji: Al. Racławickie 14, 20-950 Lublin.

E-mail: rzepa@kul.pl

Abstract 

The man is created by God in order to build perfection in himself with his own effort. An integral development comprises all the planes, in which a man's life is manifested, that is developing the human body in the physical dimension, developing the mental abilities and possibilities as well as skills, and also the spiritual growth. This is possible only when a man discovers himself and his existence not only in the space of „the living project", but first of all as „a living vocation". This growing up in the personal meaning is done by a responsible use of freedom. In this way a man should allow the Holy Spirit to guide him and should be obedient to Him. Such an attitude leads consequently to a deeper recognition of oneself in the entirety of human existence. This discovering of the fullness of humanity and of living voca­tion is done in the way of the conscience. Hence John Paul II calls for watching over one's state of conscience and points that the inner truth has a fundamental significance in human life. A man is himself by means of his inner truth, whose cognition and acceptance is made difficult by sin. „A new man" - redeemed by Christ - is called to be responsible not only according to his personal dignity, but first of all according to grace, to that supernatural gift. Responsibility of „the new man" in Christ is first of all a call to reflect in oneself this great­ness, to which Christ calls and whose measure He becomes Himself. This can be done only by trusting in God. Responsibility for being a God's child will ultimately be revealed by sub­jection to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

Authors: T. Zadykowicz

Title: THE PRINCIPLES AND POSTULATES OF CHRISTIAN PERSONALISM IN THE THEOLOGY OF HOPE (ZASADY I POSTULATY PERSONALIZMU CHRZESCIJANSKIEGO W TEOLOGII NADZIEI)

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 67-80

Keywords: HOPE, THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES, ARETOLOGY, PERSONALISM.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: POLISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Ks. dr Tadeusz Zadykowicz - adiunkt Katedry Teologii Moralnej Ogólnej KUL; adres do korespondencji: Al. Racławickie 14; 20-950 Lublin.

E-mail: tadeuszz@kul.pl

Abstract 

Every concept of the man involves a definite vision of hope. The modern times have brought discredit to hopes based on anthropocentrism, relativism, rationalism, empiricism and skepticism. Also the Church's traditional teaching defining this virtue statically and individua-listically seems insufficient today. In a revival of reflection on hope, like in a revival of the whole investigation into virtues, it proves useful to reach for the principles of Christian perso-nalism. In the light of this kind of reflection on man hope is seen not as waiting passively for happiness that is not closely defined, but as a person's fully involved participation in making it real. This kind of a man's involvement in his future is adequate to his dignity. Since God-Person guarantees this dignity, it can be said that the hope of a person is the very Person.

 

 

 

 

Authors: J. Gocko

Title: CONŚTRUCTIO ET CONSECRATIO MUNDI FORGOTTEN IDEAS OF THE THEOLOGY OF EARTHLY REALITIES (PART II) (CONSTRUCTIO ET CONSECRATIO MUNDI - ZAPOMNIANE IDEE TEOLOGII RZECZYWISTOŚCI ZIEMSKICH (CZ. II))

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 81-92

Keywords: CONSECRATIO MUNDI, THEOLOGY OF EARTHLY REALITIES.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: POLISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Dr hab. Jerzy Gocko SDB, prof. KUL - kierownik Katedry Teologii Moralnej Społecznej KUL; adres do korespondencji: ul. Kalinowszczyzna 3, 20-129 Lublin.

E-mail: Jerzy@Gocko.pl

Abstract 

Two ideas: conśtructio mundi and consecratio mundi have appeared on the basis of the theology of earthly realities, which - in its authors' intention - was to consolidate the connec­tion between the Christians and God, who does not oppose the involvement into the matters of this world, but gives the involvement a deeper, religious - and hence a fully human - meaning. The aim of the present study - that is a continuation of an article published in the previous volume of „Roczniki Teologiczne" („Theological Annals") - is to remind and to reinterpret the latter of them. In order to do this the very idea of consecratio mundi and its meaning is presented in the light of assumptions of the theology of earthly realities, then it is interpreted personalistically, and its topicality is shown as a moral challenge. In the light of both publications it should be emphasized that at the basis of the presented principles - constructio mundi and consecratio mundi - there is the reality of the connections between the Christian and the world in the creative-salutary event of God Himself. A Chris­tian, living in the world and being engaged in changing the world, on the one hand participates in the work of creation, and on the other touches the reality of the eschatological dimension. Construction of the world and realization of earthly tasks done by a Christian (constructio mundi) is part of development of the creature constantly recurring in Christ and finding its fulfillment and sanctification (consecratio mundi) in Him.

 

 

 

Authors: Rev. S. Nowosad

Title: MAN AS THE PRIMARY WAY FOR THE UNIVERSITY (CZŁOWIEK JAKO PIERWSZA DROGA UNIWERSYTETU)

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 93-105

Keywords: UNIVERSITY, MAN, INTEGRAL ANTHROPOLOGY, CULTURE.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: ENGLISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Rev. dr hab. Sławomir Nowosad, professor of KUL - vice-rector of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin; head of the Department of Ecumenical Moral Theology; address for correspondence: Al. Racławickie 14, 20-950 Lublin.

E-mail: xsn@kul.pl

Abstract 

Since their beginning Universities have played an important, often decisive role in the development of Europe as a cultural community of various peoples and nations. In the present circumstances, ever more troubling, they cannot cease to be responsible for the way Europe exists, and the direction it is going. All those who belong to universitas magistrorum et scholarium have a funda­mental duty to discern the signs of the present times, to distinguish and sepa­rate good from bad, and above all to search for truth - the integral truth about man in the perspective of his natural and supernatural dimensions. Thus man is to become the primary way for the university. The modern debate about man is in fact the debate about the essentials of culture which today is often marked by ambivalent and contrasting meanings. Hence, this universal debate must not be neglected by the university. On the contrary, the university should make it its priority in all its educational and scientific activities. Otherwise, it would deny its primary duty and proper identity.

 

 

 

Authors: K. Kwiatkowski

Title: PRIESTLY SERVICE IN THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE IN THE FIRST CENTURIES OF THE CHURCH (POSŁUGA KAPŁAŃSKA W SAKRAMENCIE POKUTY KOŚCIOŁA PIERWSZYCH WIEKÓW)

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 107-120

Keywords: SACRAMENT OF PENANCE, CONFESSOR.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: POLISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Ks. dr Krzysztof Kwiatkowski - adiunkt Katedry Teologii Moralnej Szczegółowej KUL; adres do korespondencji: ul. Prymasa Wyszyńskiego 6, 20-950 Lublin.

E-mail: k.kwiatkowski@kuria.lublin.pl

Abstract 

The penance practice of the Church changed during the ages. One of the invariable ele­ments of the sacrament of penance and reconciliation is the service of the dispenser. Particular stages of the canon penance that was the form of celebration of this sacrament in the first centuries of the Church, i.e. entering the state of penitents, the period of penance and reconci­liation, had a liturgical character and occurred with the participation of the whole community of the Church. The bishop (and later also the presbyter), who was at the head of the Christian community, made the decision about admitting to the state of penitents, led the penitential rites, heard the confession (if a confession was necessary), determined the way penance was to be performed, as well as its length. In each period of penance the gesture of laying on of hands took place. In that period we find the so-called dispenser's functions defined as the classic ones: he is called the father, teacher, physician and judge. Priestly service in the penance process had an ecclesial character. Excluding someone from the community and admitting him to it anew was an important element of the penance process in that period. An analogy is seen between the catechumenate that prepared one for baptism and introduced him to the Church, and canon penance that was including a sinner into the community of salvation again, as he had been excluded from it because of sin.

 

 

 

 

Authors: SILVIO BOTERO GIRALDO CSsR

Title: EL AMOR CONYUGAL - ELEMENTO ESENCIAL EN LA CONSTITUCIÓN DE LA PAREJA HUMANA ()

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 121-145

Keywords: MATRIMONY, MATRIMONIAL LOVE, TEACHING OF THE CHURCH, JURISPRUDENCE, RECEPTION, PERSONAL DIMENSION.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: SPANISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Silvio Botero Giraldo CSsR - Sacerdote Redentorista colombiano. Doctor en Teología Moral por la Academia Alfonsiana - Instituto Superior de Teología Moral - de la Universidad Lateranense (Roma); Licenciado en Teología Dogmática y en Derecho Canónico por la Universidad de Comillas (Madrid). Profesor en la Academia Alfonsiana desde hace 22 arios en el área de 'matrimonio y familia'; autor de más de 60 libros y de 120 artículos publicados en revistas de Europa y de América Latina.

E-mail: jsilvio@tiscali.it

Abstract 

The paper by Silvio Boterò Giraldo, the professor of the Academy of St. Alfonsus in Rome, takes into account the problem of marital love as a fundamental element and the very goal of marriage. This is a matter of much of controversy in the history of the theology of marriage, as well as – or even more – in canonical law. The author focuses on three main subjects: a historical synthesis of the presence of idea of love in the theology of marriage; the acceptance – after some initial reluctance – of marital love by the Second Vatican Council; and a place of three main (for the post-Vatican teaching) ideas: a central place of the idea of human person, the principle “salus animarum” as a “highest Church’s law” and a proposal to verify “favor iuris” into the privilege of the dignity of human person.

 

 

 

Authors: K. Jeżyna

Title: SACRAMENTAL MARRIAGE IN THE NEW MISSION OF EVANGELIZATION (małżeństwo sakramentalne w misji nowej ewangelizacji)

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 147-164

Keywords: MARRIAGE, MARITAL COVENANT, COMMUNIO PERSONARUM, MARITAL LOVE, FAMILY IN THE WORLD.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: POLISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Ks. Dr hab. Krzysztof Jeżyna, prof. KUL – Dyrektor Instytutu Teologii Moralnej KUL, Kierownik Katedry Teologii Moralnej Szczegółowej KUL, adres do korespondencji: ul. Ogrodowa 14, 20-075 Lublin.

E-mail: krzycho@kul.pl

Abstract 

Marriage as a sacrament of mission contributes to the spouses' personal salvation and to the care for the salvation of others. The mission of marriage results from the sacramental and salutary character of this community. Recognition of the sacramental character of marriage is connected with the salutary message that is the basic contents of evangelization. The essence of the sacrament of marriage is transmitted by the historic-salutary character of the marital covenant referring to the biblical idea of covenant. The communal character of marriage is expressed in the concept of communio personarum. God's love is the source of the unity of marital community, as human love is included in the supernatural love of the Holy Trinity. Marriage and family as a subject of evangelization, serving a new life, aims at a full develop­ment and salvation of its members. Moreover, their responsibility for the Church is connected with participation in the evangelizing mission towards the world.

 

 

 

 

Authors: M. Pokrywka

Title: MORAL PROBLEMS OF LONELINESS IN THE FAMILY  (MORALNE PROBLEMY SAMOTNOSCI W RODZINIE)

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 165-181

Keywords: INDIVIDUALISM, MIGRATION, SOLITUDE, LONELINESS IN THE FAMILY.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: POLISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Ks. Dr Marian Pokrywka – adiunkt Katedry Teologii Moralnej Ekumenicznej KUL, adres do korespondencji: Al. Racławickie 14, 20-950 Lublin.

E-mail: mapok@kul.pl

Abstract 

In consequence of the globalization process and of an unprecedented development of the electronic media - that abolish the time and space barriers - the world has been called a global village. It could seem that owing to this fact people would easily get closer to one another. However, what can be seen is the quickly growing phenomenon of loneliness. The range of atrophy of deep interpersonal bonds is so serious that the term „lonely crowd" has been coined. This happens so because the possibilities and technical facilities themselves - although they undoubtedly constitute a chance - cannot form deep interpersonal relations, as the relations are formed by people who can become an unselfish gift and accept others as a gift.

Unfortunately, the occurring civilization transformations, and a disintegration of the tradi­tional family that happens along with them, contribute to an increase in the lack of understan­ding and in loneliness in the family circle. Loneliness in the family results from the lack of proper bonds between its members. Hence being together is often reduced to the physical presence devoid of a deeper, spiritual dimension. Living together, but not united, leads to solitude that can affect everybody: the spouses, children, elderly people. In order to be a real community a family has to constantly discover anew its communal identity. Marital and fami­lial „community of persons" - although it grows from a gift of the loving God - is a task for the people forming it.

 

 

 

 

Authors: Bp J. Wróbel

Title: TECHNICALIZED PROCREATION - ETHICAL CHALLENGES (PROKREACJA TECHNICYZOWANA - WYZWANIA ETYCZNE)

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 183-202

Keywords: ART, IN VITRO, TECHNICALIZED PROCREATION.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: POLISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Bp prof. dr hab. Józef Wróbel SCJ Kierownik Katedry Teologii Życia KUL, adres do korespondencji: ul. S. Kard. Wyszyńskiego 2, 20-950 Lublin.

E-mail:

Abstract 

Technicalized procreation in its various forms is not an idea that was developed only at the end of the 20th century. The first attempts at artificial insemination (in vivo) were made even several centuries earlier. In 1884 the first ethical work devoted to these attempts was published. When in the 20th century the techniques became commonly used, several publica­tions appeared, including documents issued by the Magisterium of the Church, that were devoted to this subject exclusively. Recently published results of medical studies on the effects produced on the health by different methods of assisted reproductive technology (ART) make one look at the methods even more critically. It has turned out that cryobiosis (freezing em­bryos) causes the death of 85 to 90% of the embryos. It is also often the cause of defective development of the embryos. Using the methods of ART considerably enhances the risk of the occurrence of serious deceases, including genetic ones, in the "test-tube babies". In order not to allow the birth of children with inborn defects the number of abortions has increased.

The use of ART techniques also carries serious threats for the health of the women who undergo such treatment. Most often the threats are connected with the hormone stimulation of their organisms in order to induce hyperovulation, and with the damaging of the inner organs, both when taking oocytes and during the transfer of embryos to the uterus. Medicine also has noted several cases of the death of women during carrying out the procedure of ART.

 

 

 

 

Authors: P. Kieniewicz

Title: THE POLITICAL CONCESSION AND MORAL COMPROMISE (KOMPROMIS POLITYCZNY, KOMPROMIS MORALNY)

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 203-211

Keywords: COMPROMISE, POLITICS.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: POLISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Dr Piotr H. Kieniewicz MIC - adiunkt Katedry Teologii Życia w Instytucie Teologii Moralnej KUL; adres do korespondencji: ul. Bazylianówka 54B, 20-160 Lublin.

E-mail: kienio@kul.pl

Abstract 

It is not always clear, whether political concession is or is not a moral compromise in the same time. As long as finding the middle ground does not concerns sensitive matters, there seems to be no problem. When it is in connection to human life and dignity - the problem strikes with full force. Dr. P. H. Kieniewicz discusses the problem of political concession and the risk of moral compromise when sensitive matters - like in vitro fertilization - are to be legislated and moral clarity is to be expected from the people of right conscience. In his opinion such a distinction is possible, in accordance to EV 73.

 

 

 

 

Authors: A. Zadroga

Title: SOCIAL ECONOMY AND THE CHURCH'S SOCIAL TEACHING MUTUAL AXIOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS (EKONOMIA SPOŁECZNA I NAUCZANIE SPOŁECZNE KOŚCIOŁA. WZAJEMNE IMPLIKACJE AKSJOLOGICZNE)

Source: Roczniki Teologii Moralnej (Annals of Moral Theology)

year: 2009, vol: 1(56), number: 3, pages: 213-229

Keywords: SOCIAL ECONOMY, THE CHURCH'S SOCIAL TEACHING, PRINCIPLES OF SOCIAL LIFE.

Discipline: THEOLOGY

Language: POLISH

Document type: ARTICLE

Publication order reference (First author’s office address): Dr Adam Zadroga - adiunkt Katedry Historii Teologii Moralnej w Instytucie Teologii Moralnej KUL; adres do korespondencji: Al. Racławickie 14, 20-950 Lublin.

E-mail: zadroga@kul.pl

Abstract 

Social economy and the Church's social teaching are joined not only by a similar object of interest, i. e. a common axiological foundation in the form of certain values and principles. It seems that the existence of such connections on the axiological level is not very well known, which can be proven, among others, by the fact that it is hard to find any studies or even mentions connected with it in the literature on the subject. Hence an attempt seems justified to look closely and to analyze this connection in order to indicate the details of mutual implications, and so to show the possibilities of mutual enriching these two domains of human reflection on social life.

The article analyzes particular principles of social life that are preached by the Church as part of its social teaching, with respect to their presence or the necessity of considering them in social economy. First it points to (1) the source and foundation of all the social principles, which is the human person, and then it shows (2) the dignity of work and the call to be enter­prising. Next, the following principles are analyzed: (3) the common good, the general allot­ment of goods and preferential option for the poor, and finally (4) solidarity, subsidiariness and participation.

 

Autor: Jerzy Gocko
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 24.03.2013, godz. 07:31 - Jerzy Gocko