The inspired writers of the Gospel. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
God sharing his life and love with us. It makes us one with God and is our participation in the life of the Trinity.
Individuals cooperating with one another and working against human life and human rights We commit this when we (1)participate in directly and freely in another's sin (2) we order, advise, praise, or approve another person's sin (3) when we fail to appropriately disclose or hinder another's sin when we can do so (4) when we protect those who sin
The saving events of the Passion, death, Resurrection, and glorious Ascension of Jesus Christ; the name we give to God's plan of saving us in Jesus Christ.
To be worthy of or deserve,
God-given divine help empowering us to live as his adopted daughters and sons.
Everything that tries to move us to do or say something we know is wrong or from doing something good we know we can and should do; all that moves us from living holy lives.
The intentional killing of a child conceived but not yet born; that is an unborn child who is still living in the mothers womb.
The direct killing of a person who is suffering from a long-term or terminal illness.
capital punishment/The Death Penalty
Executing people for certain crimes.
The unchecked desire to have more and more things; wanting more things than we really need. (One of the 7 capital/deadly sins.)
The action that must be taken to repair the damage done if we cause injustice to another.
An excessive passion for wealth and power. It makes god out of possession. One of the 7 capital sins.
Rules or principals that impose a particular standard of conduct or behavior on people.
Unnecessarily inflating accomplishments and abilities.
Revealing personal or sensational facts about another person to harm them or to gain popularity for oneself.
Lying under oath.
The act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something.
Intentionally deceiving another person by deliberately saying what is false.
Concentration on producing and distributing goods for a market which must constantly be enlarged.
Disguising our true feelings.
Saying one thing and meaning another.
Pretending to be what we are no or pretending to believing in something we really do not believe in.
The welcoming of people. It is an attitude and a way of being that makes people you greet feel comfortable, at home, and that they belong.
Eucharist, the Lord's Supper, the Holy Sacrifice, the Sacrifice of Praise, Holy Mass.
The intentional and direct killing of oneself.
The power to know God, ourselves, and others; the power to reflect on how God is part of our lives.
The spiritual part of who we are that is immortal and never dies; our innermost being; that which bears the imprint of the image of God.
The foundation of moral life for everyone; The original sense of right and wrong that is part of our very being. It enables us by human reason to know good and evil.
A journey to a sacred place. The life of a Christian is sometimes described as this.
The ability to recognize God as part of our lives and to choose to center our lives around him. The power to choose between good and evil.
A family that is part of the larger faith community called a diocese.
The gift of new life in Christ that we receive at Baptism through sanctifying grace.
An attitude and habit that helps you exercise self-control, it helps you maintain balance and moderation in everything you do and helps you not be excessive or go overboard.
The state of Adam and Eve before they sinned.
The sin that Adam and Eve gave to the world and that is removed in Baptism
The rejection or denial in the existence of God.
Worshiping idols or false gods. (Idols are anything that take the place of God in one's life.)
Liturgy of the Hours
The public prayer of the Church. It consists of Lauds (Morning Prayer), Daytime Prayer, Vespers (Evening Prayer), Compline (Night Prayer), and Office of Readings (Pray at Anytime of the Day.)
Liturgy of the Eucharist
The second part of the mass which consists of the Consecration and Communion.
Sexual relations between a married person and one to whom he or she is not married. It is opposed to the Sacrament of Matrimony, because it contradicts the equal dignity of man and woman and the unity and exclusivity of married love. It is against the Sixth Commandment.
The managing and caring for the property of another person. We are called to be stewards of Gods creation.
Our entrance into the Church through the three Sacraments of Initiation.
Knowingly and willingly choosing to do something that is gravely contrary to God's law; a serious, deliberate failure in our love and respect for God, our neighbor, creation, and ourselves; it completely kills the life of grace within us.
A sin less serious that mortal sin. It weakens our love for God and one another.
The Ten Commandments
The set of Rules that God sent down to Moses to tell how his people should live
1) You shall have no other gods before me. 2) You shall not make for yourself an idol. 3) You shall not make wrongful use of the name of your god. 4) Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. 5) Honor your father and mother. 6) You shall not kill. 7) You shall not commit adultery. 8) You shall not steal. 9) You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 10) You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Part of the Sermon on the Mount. the statements in the Gospel that describe the happiness of those who keep their life centered on God.
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land, Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted, Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill, Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy, Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God, Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God, Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgment, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence, and Wonder & Awe.
The Seven Capital or Deadly Sins
Pride, Avarice, Envy, Wrath, Lust, Gluttony, and Sloth.
The Twelve Apostles
1. Peter (also known as Simon Peter)
2. Andrew (Simon Peter's brother)
3. James son of Zebedee
4. John (James' brother)
9. James son of Alphaeus
10. Thaddaeus (Judas, son of James)
11. Simon the Zealot
12. Judas Iscariot (who betrayed Jesus)
Communities created by Jean Vanier for the mentally disabled. (A way of life not a program)
The Theological Virtues
Faith Hope and Charity
The Four Cardinal/Moral Virtues
Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, and Temperance.
The Sources of Morality
The Life and Teachings of Christ, The Scriptures, The working of the Holy Spirit in the Church, the World, and Our Lives, and The Teachings of the Church.
The Holy Days of Obligation
Mary, the Mother of God (January 1st), The Ascension of the Lord (Ten days before Pentecost), The Assumption of Mary (August 15), All Saints' Day (November 1st), The Immaculate Conception of Mary (December 8th), and Christmas (December 25th).
The Book of Proverbs
A book in the Old Testament that gives sayings of wisdom to teach us to act in a morally right way.
The Spiritual Works of Mercy
Help sinners; Teach the ignorant; Give advice to the doubtful; Comfort those who suffer; Be patient with others; Forgive injuries; Pray for the living and the dead.
The Corporal Works of Mercy
Feed the hungry; Give drink to the thirsty; Clothe the naked; Visit those in prison; Shelter the homeless; Visit the sick; Bury the dead.
The National Catholic Peace Movement (Pax Christi)
An Catholic movement that strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence.