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Call to Conscience [2019 Summer]

Ended Nov 1, 2019

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Full course description

3-Week Course


Explore the complex process by which conscience is formed: in family, the faith traditions of a community, the larger culture, and through spiritual practices. Drawing upon the rich tradition of Catholic moral teaching, this course urges that our decisions be guided by our faith community and by the voice of conscience within our hearts, and that we wrestle with the tensions between. In light of Pope Francis's vision for the Church, discover how conscience may be calling you to act in the contemporary world. Based on the Fall 2016 C21 Resources issue, edited by Kristen E. Heyer.


  • Introductory Week
  • Week 1: What Do We Mean by Conscience?
  • Week 2: Following Conscience for Growth and Discipleship

Special Features

  • Weekly introductions to each new topic;
  • Weekly questions for reflection and discussion; and
  • A page of further resources about topics discussed in this course.

All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features

  • Participants have access 24 hours/7 days a week to the course's password-protected web site.
  • Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
  • The course site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course has ended.
  • An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
  • Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
  • A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.

Additional Materials Needed

View this issue of C21 Resources, "Conscience at Work."

Time Commitment

A participant can expect to spend an average of approximately 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both the assigned reading and interaction online.

Content Scholars

  • Kristin E. Heyer (guest editor for the Fall 2016 issue of C21 Resources)

Pope Francis making confession