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What is morality?
Knowledge based on human experience, reason and God's Revelation.
What does morality do?
It helps us to discover what we ought to be adnw hat we ought to do to live FULLY HUMAN LIVES!
What is morality based on Science?
The science of what humans ought to do by reason of WHO THEY ARE!
What is BCofG-FWD?
Beloved Child of God- Filled with Dignity.
What are results of living a moral life?
- 1) Unites me with God (and others)
- 2) Gives me TRUE happiness (Joy)
Choosing what is ___ and ___ and ___ does NOT necessarily FEEL good-- the question to ask is __ _ ___ ___ __?
- will the choice produce good
What happens when we act contrary to what God has in mind for us?
We are at odds with our true selves.
Catholic morality has three main sources. What are they?
- *Human Reason- God-given intellect
- *Human experience- collective wisdom
- *Divine Revelation- Scrip/ Jesus/ Church
_____: a response to God's love
What does Morality need?
- 1. Freedom and intellect
- 2. Holy Spirit's intelligence
- *Holy Spirit's Seven Gifts
- *Holy Spirit's Twelve Fruits
What are the Holy Spirit's Seven Gifts?
Fortitude, Counsel, Fear of the Lord, Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, and Piety
What are the Holy Spirit's Twelve Fruits?
Charity, Joy, Patience, Peace, Kindness, Generosity, Gentleness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Modesty, Self-Control, Chastity
How do you live a moral life?
* Six things*
- Live in the presence of God
- Allow the Holy Spirit to work in us
- Be people of integrity
- Have a friendship with Jesus
- Attract people to God/ Church
- Build up the kingdom
Character: __ of our moral identity
Our __ is our response to God's invitation to __.
- loving friendship
Our __ is created by:
- NOTHING IS TOO BIG
- NOTHING IS TOO SMALL
We are God's __.
What are the theological virtues?
What are the Cardinal Virtues?
- Prudence: practical wisdom
- Justice: giving others what is due
- Fortitude: courage
- Temperance: moderation