Teaching basic theological doctrines on love, marriage and religiosity: Reconciling the church’s teaching and the perspectives of Catholic teens

IJRSE Volume 9, Issue Number 2
Special Issue on Educational Studies and Action Researches

Available Online: 10 July 2020

Author/s:

Cañete, Jonathan James O.*
De La Salle University, Philippines (jonathan_james_canete@dlsu.edu.ph)

Abstract:

Issues on love, marriage, and religiosity are some of the widely debated topics in the current time. The Church has her own sets of moral precepts on the aforementioned topics that seemingly have a conflict with the beliefs and sets of values of the contemporary man especially the young. This conflict of belief creates a shaft or a point of tension between the Church and the young that would often end up into catastrophic and lurid outcomes. This study would lay down the notion of the young represented by selected students of Pasig Catholic College on the topics of love, marriage, and religiosity and determine whether their understanding on those topics is in line with what the Church teaches. After the point of comparison has been drawn and after determining whether these students qualify as part of the liberal wing of the Christian faith recommendations were proposed for the Church to not just administer to the spiritual needs of the young but to live the principle of cura personalis in the spirit of synodality.

Keywords: Catholicity; conservative; liberal; love; marriage

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2020.5814

Cite this article:
Cañete, J. J. O. (2020). Teaching basic theological doctrines on love, marriage and religiosity: Reconciling the church’s teaching and the perspectives of Catholic teens. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 9(2), 51-65. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2020.5814

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