Theology

Vision Statement

The Theology Department will provide the tools to seek and discern truth and how it resonates with students’ experiences.   We will empower our students to grow in compassion and virtue through reflecting on, internalizing and living what they learn through various faith and service experiences.

Curriculum

List of 5 items.

  • TH100 Theology I

    GRADE 9 LEVEL 4.3 1 CREDIT SEM 1-2
    Theology I focuses on Christology and the Divine Plan of Redemption as revealed in scripture. Theology I begins with a unit on the mission and charism of Cor Jesu Academy. Completing first semester will be a study of the Hebrew Scriptures from a cultural, historical and literary context. During second semester, the person of Jesus Christ, his life, teachings and the Paschal Mystery are studied in conjunction with the reading of the Christian Scriptures.
  • TH200 Theology II

    GRADE 10 LEVEL 4.3 1 CREDIT SEM 1-2
    Theology II focuses on Catholic Identity both personal and communal. The year begins with a unit on faith and reason. Using the You: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body program, students focus on their identity as true human persons as it relates to God’s plan of salvation. Next, students examine their identity and heritage as Catholics as revealed through the Sacraments and the study of the Church today and yesterday through the four marks of the Church: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.
  • TH300 Theology III

    GRADE 11 LEVEL 4.3 1 CREDIT SEM 1-2
    Theology III focuses on morality and Catholic social teaching through the first and second semester. This course is designed to give the students assistance and experience in making intelligent, logical and compassionate moral decisions. Specific moral and justice issues are discussed in light of Catholic Church teaching. The students study the concepts of original sin, grace, conscience, virtue, and evil to understand their relevance morally and socially in the contemporary world. The work, study, and discussion on the topics of morality and Catholic social teaching culminate in the LASTing Project. The LASTing Project is a service ministry experience that fulfills Cor Jesu’s vision of future graduates as compassionate women of the 21st century who reach out to the community and change the world.
  • TH425 Theology IV: Faith and Reason

    GRADE 12 LEVEL 4.3 ½ CREDIT SEM 1

    First semester Theology IV begins with an in-depth reflection on
    the LASTing Project experience completed over the summer. The rest of the semester focuses on introducing the discipline of logic and reason (i.e. philosophy) in order to think through significant questions about the Catholic Faith. Exploring questions like the existence of God through different philosophical perspectives serves to highlight the complementarity of faith and reason and provide the confidence to pursue Truth through a variety of approaches.
  • TH450 Theology IV: Vatican II and World Religions

    GRADE 12 LEVEL 4.3 ½ CREDIT SEM 2

    Second semester Theology IV is a study of what it means to be part of a global Church at the beginning of the 3rd millennium of Christianity. The semester begins with an examination of the documents and theology of the Second Vatican Council. With a solid foundation in the ecclesiology of Vatican II the class moves on to explore ways the Catholic Church enters into dialogue with the modern world. Particular attention is given to interreligious dialogue through a unit on the major religions of the world.

    Prerequisite: TH425 Theology IV: Faith and Reason
"Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ"

Faculty

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Catherine Brodersen

    Sr. Catherine Brodersen 

    Theology Department Chairperson; Diversity/Inclusion Coordinator
    (314) 842-4429 x248
  • Photo of Mame Blumeyer

    Mrs. Mame Blumeyer 

    Theology Teacher & Varsity Field Hockey Assistant Coach
    (314) 842-4429 x237
  • Photo of Mary Grace Giaimo

    Sr.  Mary Grace Giaimo 

    Theology Teacher
    (314) 842-4429 x258
  • Photo of Bridget Rush

    Ms. Bridget Rush 

    Theology Teacher and Social Justice Coordinator
  • Photo of Scott Shoger

    Mr. Scott Shoger 

    Theology Teacher
    (314) 842-4429 x211
  • Photo of Kathryn Willey

    Ms. Kathryn Willey 

    Theology Teacher & JV Soccer Head Coach
    (314) 842-4429 x270