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The Theology and Ministry Program of the School of Humanities invites you to the oral defense of the MA Thesis entitled "The Moral and Pastoral Implications of '...Who Am I to Judge?' Overcoming Moral Complacency and Other Essays" by Deacon Mario Giovann Tabone, M.S.S.P. on January 26, 2018 (Friday), 9:00 a.m., at the Tipanan ni San Ignacio, Second Floor, Loyola School of Theology.  The Board of Examiners is composed of Fr. Peter Pojol, S.J., S.T.D., Fr. Abundio Babor, Jr., M.S.C., S.T.D., and Fr. Hartono Budi, S.J., Th.D.  The MA Thesis Adviser is Fr. Eric Marcelo Genilo, S.J., S.T.D.  The defense is being held in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts in Theological Studies with field of specialization in Moral Theology.  It is open to the public.
Abstract:  This work is a collection of four (4) research papers in the field of Catholic moral theology, in particular, virtue ethics. The first essay entitled “The Moral and Pastoral Implications of ‘Who am I to judge?’” carefully reflects on today’s prevalently perceived attitude of moral and ethical indifference. The paper discusses good moral decision making, addressing the importance of responsibility for personal choices in a life lived within the principle of spirit and truth. The second paper, “Exploring the Father Role, Its Absence and Implications”, addresses what is typically called fatherhood wound which is connected to the absence of fathers from family. This reality is discussed in this paper within the locus of social and theological discussion. The third essay, “Understanding Narcissism from the Perspective of the Christian Tradition”, speaks about the evil of narcissism. Through its negation precisely by moving forward towards love beyond oneself, life opens up to include everyone. The fourth essay, “The Care for the Body as Understood and Affirmed Within the Catholic Social Tradition” highlights the consequence of care for the body as a fundamental attitude of achieving a virtuous life. 
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