This course focuses on morality and justice in light of Christian scripture and foundations of Catholic Christianity. It seeks to answer the question: “How ought a Christian act in the world?” Or even more simply, “How ought a human being act in the world?” This course will give you the theoretical and practical tools to live the Gospel in your daily life. We will build a foundation in the first half of the course and then use that foundation to analyze and debate topics in the second half of the year. The student will gain a basic understanding of justice and ethics in the Catholic Tradition and beyond. It will explore the foundations of morality and justice and then seek to engage real world issues and make hard decisions about ethical dilemmas. The class will focus on praxis, or faith-in- action, and will feature a classroom courtroom setting with judges, prosecutors, defendants and a jury where issues will be debated utilizing concepts from this course. This is an applied ethics course in which concepts are applied to real-world situations. Active participation in this course is necessary and will be graded.