What is meant by revelation?
That the writers of the Bible were inspired to by God to write what they believed were the genuine intentions of God.
God speaks to the world through the Bible today (revealing himself)
That the Bible is the word of God
What is meant by inspiration?
That the writers of the Bible were inspired by God to write down what they believed were his genuine intentions.
That the Bible needs to be interpreted for us to use today.
That God reveals himself to us through the Bible.
Why is the Bible interpreted?
So that we can apply it to issues today.
The Bible was written a long time ago so does not touch upon all modern day issues
It is wrong
The writers of the Bible were only human so made mistakes.
Authority means right or power to command?
For Catholics where does authority come from?
Ourselves as we can do what we want God doesn't care
Our individual consciences
How do Catholics use the Bible?
As a source of prayer (The Our Father)
To make them look good
Bible study groups
Authority of the Church means that the Church has the power to interpret the Word of God and to make the laws of the Church?
Apostolic Succession is the belief that the power given to St Peter has been passed down through the apostles to the bishops (including the Bishop of Rome - the Pope).
There is no higher authority in the Church than the Pope and the bishops working together in the Magisterium?
If a Catholic feels that, after prayer and having sought guidance, they must NOT follow their conscience.
Conscience is the following
The voice of God inside of us .
Something that tells us right from wrong
Something that must be informed
Something that you can ignore if you don't like what it is saying
Ways we can inform our conscience:
Watching the news
Reading the Bible
Listening to your parents and teachers
Going to church
Listening and talking to a priest
The Cosmological Argument is the argument for the existence of God.
The Cosmological Argument and the Big Bang Theory are the same thing?
A bishop is a successor of the apostles
The area of land a bishop cares for is called a borough
Describe the role of a bishop
To celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation
To appoint a new Pope
To ordain priests
To send out pastoral letters
To control the finances of the diocese
Describe the role of the Pope
To appoint bishops
To confirm young Catholics
To ordain priests
To meet with world leaders to discuss important issues
To travel the world visiting Catholics and celebrating the faith with them
To send letters on faith and morals to the whole Church
Papal Infallibility means that the Pope is sometimes wrong
Catholics believe you should use violence if you want to
What is the aim of non violent protests?
To convert your opponent
To distract them so you can attack them
To win over their heart and mind
To give them an opportunity to change their mind
To seek a win-win solution
The following are conditions of a Just War:
There must be a Just Cause
It must be over land
It must be controlled by legitimate authority
It must have an aim of securing peace
There must be a reasonable chance of success
You can use whatever weapons you want even if your opposition have none
It must be fair and proportional
Pacifism says that war is always evil and serves no purpose
Which of the following are aims of punishement:
Deterrence means putting people off committing the crime
The aim of protection is to protect the criminal from any harm
The Catholic Church believes anybody can be reformed
Retribution is a New Testament teaching
Describe Catholic beliefs about God
Omnipotent means all knowing
Omnibenevolent means all present
Omnipotent means all powerful
God is a loving father who loves us unconditionally
What is meant by Original Sin?
We are all born with sin because it was what God wanted
We are born with sin so that we can be baptised
It is a result of Adam and Eve's first sin when they disobeyed God
Original Sin can never be cured
Social Justice is the belief that everyone regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or colour should be treated equally and fairly
Not everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect
What are the key principles of the Church's teaching on social justice?
All life is a gift from God
We are all made in the image and likeness of God
We all have the right to be free, live in peace, work and share the world's resources
We all have the right to have the freedom to vote
We all have the right not to be discriminated against
CAFOD deals with issues in the UK
Describe the work of CAFOD
Long term development
Short term development
Short term development is responding to an emergency providing basic human needs (food, water and shelter)
Long term development is the same as short term development
Which of the following are beliefs about Mary:
The Immaculate Conception
The Virgin Birth
Purity and Royalty
How do Catholics show devotion to Mary?
By worshipping her
Praying the Hail Mary
Praying the Our Father
Praying using rosary beads
A pilgrimage to Lourdes
A pilgrimage to Rome
Being made 'in the image and likeness of God' means we all look like God
Catholics believe that taking illegal drugs especially those that alter your mind and make you incapable of praying and being alert to God is ok
You can only be addicted to drugs and alcohol
Vocation means calling from God. It is a calling from God to use your talents in order to help build up the 'Body of Christ' - the Church.
Describe the role of a priest
Preaching the Gospel
Celebrating the Mass and the Sacraments
Writing pastoral letters
Visiting parish schools to promote the spiritual life of young Catholics
Visiting the sick
The Special Ministries are also known as the 'Religious'. They are lay people who live, pray and work in communities and have taken three vows - poverty, chastity and obedience.
How can the religious work in the community?
THE VOW OF POVERTY
This means that the religious promise to remain totally dependent on God for all their material needs. They grow or make their own food and drink, make their own clothes or accept charitable donations and only have the basics in their places of accommodation.
THE VOW OF CHASTITY
This means that the religious person promises to lead a single life, in a community, dedicated totally to God. This means that they cannot ever be married or have sex.
THE VOW OF OBEDIENCE
This means that the religious promise to obey their superiors and carry out the work they ask them to do as they believe that they have been given the authority to do this by God.
Being a responsible citizen means loving our neighbours as we love ourselves
How can we be a responsible citizen?
By serving others
By looking after ourselves
By making sure we follow the Commandments and don't worry what other people do
By trying to stop the causes of suffering
By helping those in need
By showing compassion to those who suffer
The Common Good emphasises the importance of all Catholics to act as good citizens and to vote in a way that will promote the common good of all
Prejudice is pre-judging someone before we know them
Discrimination is when we put our feelings of dislike towards another person or group of people into practice
Catholics don't believe we should all be treated equally
Ecumenism means different Christian denominations working together
"Inter-communion" means that the believer of one faith (religion) receives communion in another faith (religion) while attending their service. "under no circumstances" is it allowed for a Roman Catholic to receive communion from ministers who are not of the Roman Catholic faith.