This course will follow the development of the Catholic Church's theology on marriage in the 20th century by beginning with the 1917 Code of Canon Law (a more legal and contractual definition) and then continuing with Casti Connubii (Piux XI, 1930, which introduces a more personalist understanding of marriage and love) and how this personalist approach is taken up in Vatican II (Gaudium et Spes), Humanae Vitae, the writings of Pope John Paul II (especially his "theology of the body"), the 1983 Code of Canon Law and finally the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The course will highlight how a deeper understanding of the human person (anthropology) opens up new ways of understanding and speaking about morality and the Church's moral teaching.
Hours of Instruction: 6
Katrina J. Zeno, MTS, is the coordinator of the John Paul II Resource Center for Teology of the Body and Culture for the Diocese of Phoenix, AZ, (tobcenter.org) and the co-foundress of Women of the Third Millennium (wttm.org). Katrina co-hosted a 13-part series on EWTN on Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body,” and she is the author of Discovering the Feminine Genius; The Body Reveals God; and When Life Doesn’t Go Your Way. As an international speaker, Katrina has spoken across the US, and in Rome, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria, England, Canada, Guatemala, and Trinidad, and over 50 of her articles have appeared in national Catholic publications and on-line. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Katrina earned her BA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, and she recently completely her master's in theological studies at the John Paul II Institute in Washington, DC. Katrina's enthusiasm, real-life examples, and engaging speaking style appeal to married as well as single people.