Improve ability to write clearly and effectively in seminary classroom and ministry venues. Includes appropriate topics, research, organization/prewriting, composition, revising and editing. Also critical thinking, logic and analyzing assignments.
American Catholics and Political Life
Although the United States has the principle of separation of Church and state, American Catholics have always been involved in the political life of the nation. This course examines some of the pertinent church/state questions from the Civil War to Vatican II. Topics discussed include public education, the American Protective Association, the Spanish American War, the German question during World War I, the presidential campaign of Al Smith, Reverend Charles Coughlin, Catholics and McCarthy, and the 1960’s civil rights movement.