Someone who follows his or her conscience in the face of difficulty.
A conscience that is educated and developed through constant use and examination.
"The Splendor of Truth"
The1993 encyclical issued by Pope John Paul II in which he offered his thoughts on morality and moral decision making. In this letter Pope John Paul II emphasized that for Christians, following conscience means doing what Jesus would want them to do.
The Pastoral Constitution of the Church in the Modern World
The English Title for the Vatican II Document Gaudium et Spes.
A moral decision making ability (or action) centering on what a person has already done or ought to do in the future.
The type of conscience a person has who follows a process of conscientious decision making but unwittingly makes a wrong decision.
St. Thomas More
Chancellor of England who refused to sign an oath that Henry VIII was Head of the Church of England.
The type of conscience a person has when they do not employ a process of conscientious decision making, thereby not facing or thinking about the morality of actions he or she performs.
A deliberate thought, word, deed, or omission contrary to the eternal law of God.
An Austrian Catholic who refused to be drafted because he believed that his country was fighting a war that was wrong.