amoral acts that have no moral content; eating, breathing;
act performed with knowledge AND free will; morally good or evil;
human act that has a moral content and involves deliberation and choice; chosing between good & evil or the lesser evil; personal act-involve complete person, body and soul; forms character & virtue; expresses inner disposition;
moral law instilled in us by God
incomplete knowledge due to interference with a moral judgement
clear and deliberate knowledge of an action; required to be considered guilty of sin;
attribution of a secondary effect that follows as a natural result from the primary effect
lack of knowledge for which a person is morally responsible due to lack of diligence;
being guilty or deserving punishment for participation in sin
freedom of excellence
the power to act freely in the pursuit of human perfection
human desire remains disordered due to Original Sin; remains after Baptism; inclination to sin; desires resulting from things of the world;
ability to discern the most suitable and moral course of action; gift of the Holy Spirit; it is our duty to learn about a situation or decision if we feel it might be morally wrong;
moral standards that are not universal but are decided upon by the individuals involved;
What are some sources that distort our conscience?
thorough, diligent, attentive to details;
thoughtless, unpremeditated; under force/duress; unconscience acts;
How do we know our conscience exists?
What helps us work God's plan?
intellect, conscience, freedom, free will, grace
What are the keys to forming a conscience?
learn the moral teachings; knowledge;
have humility; need God; (faith, trust, dependence)
pray & meditation; moves morality from head to heart;
examine our lives
move to Reconciliation; right what is wrong;
get someone to help/guide you;
Why form a conscience?
fulfill baptismal call by using conscience as a toll to discern right from wrong;
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