Deliberate termination of pregnancy by killing the unborn child. This act is a serious sin.
Sexual relations between two partners when at least one is married to another person. The sixth commandment and the New Testament forbid ________ absolutely.
The state of remaining unmarried in order to give oneself entirely to service of God and others. In the Latin Church, ________ is obligatory for bishops and priests. In some Eastern Churches, ________ is a prerequisite for the ordination only of bishops; priests may not marry after they have been ordained.
___________ is the area of the Christian faith that deals with "last things": the coming of Jesus, death, resurrection, heaven, purgatory and hell. It comes from the Greek word eschaton, meaning "last."
An action which, of itself or by intention, causes the death of handicapped, sick, or dying persons--sometimes with an attempt to justify the action as a means of eliminating suffering. __________ is a sin against the fifth commandment of the law of God.
Sexual intercourse between an unmarried man and an unmarried woman. ___________ is a serious sin against the sixth commandment of God.
Joy and beatitude over receiving the fulfillment of our vocation as creatures: a sharing in the divine nature and the vision of God. God put us into the world to know, love, and serve him, and so come to _________ of paradise.
Holy Days of Obligation
Principal feast days on which, in addition to Sundays, Catholics are obligated by Church law to participate in the Eucharist: a precept of the Church. In addition to Sunday there are 10 other days of obligation.
1. The Nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas)
2. The Epiphany (January 6)
3. The Ascension (40 days after Easter)
4. The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
5. Holy Mary, the Mother of God (January 1)
6. The Immaculate Conception (December 8)
7. The Assumption (August 15)
8. St. Joseph (March 19)
9. St. Peter and Paul (June 29)
10. All Saints (November 1)
The eternal retibution received by each soul at the moment of death, in accordance with the person's faith and works. The "Last ________" is God's triumph over the revolt of evil, after the final cosmic upheaval of this passing world. Preceded by the resurrection of the dead, it will coincide with the second coming of Christ in glory at the end of time, disclose good and evil, and reveal the meaning of salvation history and the providence of God by which justice has triumphed over evil.
A covenant or partnership of life between a man and a woman, which is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and upbringing of children. When validly contracted between two baptized people, ________ is a sacrament.
The loving kindness, compassion, or forbearance shown to one who offends.
Referring to the goodness or evil of human acts. Human freedom makes a person a "moral subject" or agent, able to judge the ________ of the acts which are chosen. The ________ of human acts depends on the object of the action, the intention or end foreseen, and the circumstances of the action.
A grace infraction of the law of God that destroys the divine life in the soul of the sinner, constituting a turn away from God. For a sin to be ______, three conditions must be present: grave matter, full knowledge of the evil of the act, and full consent of the will.
1. The submission to the authority of God which requires everyone to obey the divine law. _________ to the Church which required in those things which pertain to our salvation; and _________ is due to legitimate civil authority, which has its origin in God for the sake of the common good and the order of society. The fourth commandment obliges children to obey their parents.
2. _________ of faith: The first ________ is that of faith: to listen and freely submit to the word of God.
3. _________ of Christ: Jesus Christ substituted his _________ to the will of his Father, even unto death, for the dis_________ of sin, in order to bring us the grace of justification and to satisfy for our sins.
4. Vow of _________: In imitation of this _________ of Jesus, as an evangelical counsel, the faithful may profess a vow of _________; a public vow of _________, accepted by Church authority, is one element that characterizes the consecrated life.
The practice of having more than one wife at the same time, which is contrary to the unity of marriage between one man and one woman, and which offends against the dignity of woman.
The condition of want experienced by those who are poor, whom Christ called "blessed" and for whom he has a special love. In imitation of Christ, the Church expresses her concern for the poor by working for justice and solidarity. _______ is one of the three evangelical counsels whose public profession in the Church is a constitutive element of consecrated life. _______ of spirit signifies detachment from worldly things and voluntary humility.
Precepts of the Church
Positive laws made by Church authorities to guarantee for the faithful the indispensable minimum in prayer and moral effort, for the sake of their growth in love of God and neighbor.
Profanation of or irreverence toward persons, places, and things which are sacred.
A fallen angel or the devil; the Evil One
The buying or selling of spiritual things, which have God alone as their owner and master.
The respect for the human person and the rights which flow from human dignity and guarantee it. Society must provide the conditions that allow people to obtain what is their due, according to their nature and vocation.
The effect of sin over time, which can affect society and its institutions to create "structures of sin," by analogy called "social sin".
The willful taking of one's own life; a grievous sin against the fifth commandment. A human person is neither the author nor the supreme arbiter of his life, of which God is sovereign master.
Sin which does not destroy the divine life in the soul, as does mortal sin, though it diminishes and wounds it. ______ sin is the failure to observe necessary moderation, in lesser matters of the moral law, or in grave matters acting without full knowledge or complete consent.
The calling or destiny we have in this life and hereafter. God has created the human person to love and serve him; the fulfillment of this ________ is eternal happiness. Christ calls the faithful to the perfection of holiness. The ________ of the laity consists in seeking the Kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and directing them according to God's will. Priestly and religious _________ are dedicated to the service of the Church as the universal sacrament of salvation.
A deliberate and free promise made to God, concerning a possible and better good which must be fulfilled by reason of the virtue of religion. Religious ____, the public profession of the evangelical counsels in the Church, have an exemplary value in witnessing to the Kingdom to come.