Quiz Flashcards: Katie Van Sistine

Katie Van Sistine
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Katie Van Sistine
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Moral Act: What Is True Freedom? True freedom is not doing whatever you want but doing what you ought.
The Moral Act: What are Good Moral Actions? Good moral actions make us freer. Bad moral actions make us slaves to sin.
The Moral Act: Moral Decisions Every human being faces moral decisions and is morally responsible for his or her own moral acts.
The Moral Act: What Is the Moral Act? A moral act involves both deliberation and choice, has a moral content, and affects the character of the person who acts.
Freedom and Responsibility: What Does Knowledge Mean? The more knowledge one possesses, the more morally responsible one is for her/his own actions.
Freedom and Responsibility: What does Freedom have to do with Responsibility? There is no such thing as a freedom that is independent of responsibility.
Freedom and Responsibility: What is the Origin of Moral Evil? The origin of moral evil is the free decision of a man to reject God's moral law.
What Is Conscience? Where is the Reality of Conscience Found? The reality of conscience is witnessed both in Sacred Scriptures and through human experience.
What Is Conscience? Do we have to exercise our conscience? We have both a right and a duty to exercise our moral conscience.
What Is Conscience? Conscience and Moral Truth: A good conscience applies moral truth: it does not create it. Conscience fails when the objective moral law is ignored or misunderstood. Conscience is not an infallible guide and can be ignorant or blinded.
How is Conscience Formed? Part 1 Practice frequent and honest self-examination, which leads to sincere repentance.
How Is Conscience Formed? Part 2 Frequent reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
How is Conscience Formed? Part 3 When the conscience is repeatedly ignored (repeated errors) it eventually becomes numb to wrongdoing and ceases to function as it should.
How is Conscience Formed? Part 4 The fullness of conscience involves a clear awareness that every Christian is called by Baptism to become a saint.
Side Notes: Man is a free, moral being, responsible for his own acts Human freedom is limited by the unique circumstances of each person's life True love is a gift of oneself that leads to self-mastery Conscience is the practical application of the objective moral law to concrete circumstances Conscience can be wrong or deformed. We have a duty to form our conscience Human freedom is limited by unique circumstances of individual lives
Love If love is taken or required it is no longer free The self giving that is love is often hard it may require overcoming laziness, selfishness, sensuality, stinginess, etc.
Effects of the graces we receive through the Sacraments: Through the grace of God, the person is enlightened about how to follow Christ and strengthened to perform actions that fulfill God's plan.
Does grace diminish freedom? No, it increases our freedom. It helps us to see the truth more clearly and gives us the strength to conquer our passions so that we can gradually align our will with God's will
How do we align our will with God's will? We align ourselves with God's will by obeying the prompting of grace, we grow in inner freedom and conscience.
"What Is Grace?" Article We must continually seek God's grace Continually respond to the actual grace God is working within us Inclining us to turn to him and do good To be holy: do good things and seek God's grace
Factors that lessen or remove moral fault: Ignorance The lack of knowledge (A person who has never heard of the Christian message)
Facts that lessen or remove moral fault: Inadvertence Not noticing something (Speeding because you don't see a speed limit sign)
Factors that lessen or remove moral fault: Duress Being put under force (Forced to drive a getaway car at gunpoint)
Factors that remove or lessen moral fault: Fear Being afraid of something (Lying about cheating because afraid of getting expelled)
Factors that lessen or remove moral fault: Habit Acting in an almost involuntary way because of having done the same thing repeatedly (New lie being told by someone who is a pathological liar)
Factors that lessen or remove moral fault: Inordinate attachment Desire for something that goes beyond reason (Alcoholic who continues drinking even if they want to stop)
2 Elements of Sincere Repentance: Contrition (sorrow for our sins) Purpose of amendment (intention to avoid sin in the future)
Why is there little point in acknowledging our sins if we don't intend to eliminate from our lives? We will commit the same sin again
What is Spiritual Direction? Counsel of a wise person who can advise us on spiritual lives' progress Challenge us to live steps and direct us
Parable of the Prodigal Son: Luke 15:11-32 Father represents: God He will bring us all to Him He rejoices in the faithful, but He welcomes the sinners Younger Son represents: sinners Asking for forgiveness is hard, but it is important God will love us anyway Older Son represents: less sinful We should rejoice when others come to God We should forgive those people and welcome them back We cannot let our egos get in the way
Supplemental Readings Part 1 Peter Kreeft - Professor of Philosophy BC Condemned to Freedom? we are condemned to freedom because we are afraid of freedom the reason is if we are free, we are responsible we are lazy and only want what is easy we do not want freedom when it is hard...because we have to live with the results everyone has moral freedom and a choice between good and evil
Supplemental Readings Part 2 Dietrich von Hildebrand - Philosopher On True Freedom a person only concerned about maintaining his rights...becomes incapable of a free, unwarped response to values. egoism is as remote from true freedom as it is possible to get
Supplemental Reading Part 3 The Catechism The Conscience Must Be Informed well formed conscience judges according to reason enlightened by the wisdom of God conscience must be educated because of negative influences around us
Supplemental Readings Part 4 Cormac Burke - priest The Conscience is a Precious But Delicate Guide conscience is a delicate guide and must be listened to sensitively conscience must be interrogated to find out what it is really saying answer might be awkward because it does not always say what we want to hear
Supplemental Readings Part 5 St. Josemaria Escriva - saint/author/founder Having A Plan In Life adopt a plan based on Catholic “norms” should be flexible to help you live a holy life in the midst of a secular environment
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