Honors Theology 12

Morality & Church History III

This aim of this course is to teach students how to pray, and inspire them to pursue virtue and sanctity, to trust in Divine Providence, and to make life choices based on sound moral principles. The course will explore in the Church teachings regarding prayer, Divine Providence, morality, vocations, marriage, the family, the Church and, in true Kolbian style, it will end with a study of Our Blessed Mother.

The course will introduce the student to a devout life in the modern world and the practice of mental prayer; give the student the tools to distinguish between forms of prayer that are compatible with Christianity and those that are not; explain why sanctity and perfection consist in doing “everything to conform to God’s will” as St. Teresa of Avila says, and why that is the highest perfection possible; encourage boundless trust in God, His Divine Providence, His Love, and His Mercy; impart a firm understanding of Christian moral principles and the proper application of Christian moral principles in life situations; impart a greater understanding of the dignity of the human person, freewill and vocation; foster a deeper admiration of the particular callings within the Church; inspire each student to respond with greater zeal to the Universal Call to Holiness; reveal the beauty and sanctity of Matrimony in the Catholic Church and the benefits and responsibilities of family life; show forth the excellence of religious vocations, their benefits and responsibilities, as well as briefly define the various type of religious vocations in the Church; further the understanding of one’s duties to God, Church, self, spouse, family, state, and society; and foster a profound appreciation and understanding of Our Lady, her role in salvation and in our lives.

Students taking this course for Kolbe Honors (OH) credit will have 4 papers per semester as chosen by their main instructor.  Daily reading, minor weekly written assignments, required participation, and exams will also be assigned and graded by the instructor.

Honors students will attend a live Honors Seminar that meets periodically throughout the year.  Honors seminar will require projects and additional reading in the form of essays, articles, and encyclicals with the purpose of going into more depth on the topics being studied in class. Students will be graded on active participation during live seminar.  The type of participation required will vary but includes activities such as active discussion, collaborative group work, and presentations.  The participation grade from honors seminar will be weighted 20% into the student’s overall grade for the honors course.

  • The Holy Bible, Catholic Edition
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Introduction to the Devout Life
  • Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence
  • Catholic Morality
  • Church History III & Morality Reader
  • MLA Handbook Eighth Edition

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Course Details:

Students should enroll in only one section.

Section Number




Mrs. Almanzar

Mr. Schultz

Grades (Typical)

9 – 12 (12th)

Live Class Meets

1x per week

1 hr. 20 min.




Class Period



Regular Class Time

12:00-1:20 PM PT

3:00-4:20 PM ET

9:00-10:20 AM PT

12:00-1:20 PM ET

Honors Seminar Day

Lead Teacher: Mrs. Almanzar

Seminar for Theology 12 meets on the following Mondays:  9/23, 10/14, 11/18,
12/16, 2/24, 3/23, 4/20, 5/11

Honors Seminar Time

10:30-11:50 AM PT

1:30-2:50 PM ET



Honors Fee


Credits (Type)

10 (Theology)

Transcript Designation


Companion Courses

Honors US & Modern History

Honors Modern Literature

Honors Creative Writing


Also offered at the Kolbe Core (OK) level.