Religion

Religious Studies I

Religious Studies I (CP) – 9th

1.0 credit

Prerequisite: none

Freshman Religion includes a general overview of Catholic Christianity and the Traditions that are espoused at Loyola College Prep. Topics and subjects covered include: Biblical interpretation; Old and New Testament typology; The Mass; the introductory History, Structure, Traditions and Practices of the Catholic Church; Sacraments; Personal Responsibility; Morality; Decision Making; and Prayer.

Religious Studies II

Religious Studies II (CP) – 10th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Religious Studies I

Sophomore Religion focuses semester one on the Paschal Mystery of Christ: His Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension. Semester two covers the Roman Catholic Church and its mission as a holy, catholic, and apostolic church. Course objectives are to enrich the students’ knowledge of the saving redemption of Christ’s Paschal Mystery and how the Roman Catholic Church is built on his foundation. We explore scripture, official Vatican documents, Catholic life, faith and modern culture, spiritual practices, and the examples of the Saints that go before us.


Religious Studies III

Religious Studies III (CP) – 11th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Religious Studies II

Junior Religion uses curriculum from Our Sunday Visitor and has adopted the textbooks The Way and The Fountain of Life. Students are taken through the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church. They also explore moral laws, concepts, and precepts to show students how they can discern God’s plan for their lives.

Religious Studies IV

Religious Studies IV (CP) – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Religious Studies III

Senior Religion’s objective is to educate and encourage students to view theology from a mature perspective, incorporating knowledge into comprehension with appropriate application for adulthood. We focus on elevating their ability to evaluate the world around them and determine the criteria that must be met to ensure a productive, positive life that does not conflict with the dogmas and doctrines of their Faith. Subjects include the teaching of Catholic Social Justice, History of the Church, Review of Dogma and Doctrine of Catholic Christianity, and the creation of an Adult Christian Life Style. Strong emphasis is placed on respecting other faiths, ideals, and philosophies. Sophomore Religion focuses semester one on the Paschal Mystery of Christ: His Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension. Semester two covers the Roman Catholic Church and its mission as a holy, catholic, and apostolic church. Course objectives are to enrich the students’ knowledge of the saving redemption of Christ’s Paschal Mystery and how the Roman Catholic Church is built on his foundation. We explore scripture, official Vatican documents, Catholic life, faith and modern culture, spiritual practices, and the examples of the Saints that go before us.