Chapter 3

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Freedom

power, rooted in reason and will

Determinism

philosophy that holds that every event, action, and decision results from something independent of the human will

External Freedom

freedom from factors outside ourselves

Internal Freedom

freedom from interior factors that limit choice

Imputable

ascribed, attributed, or definitely linked to a specific accountable person or entity

Law

an ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the one who is in charge of the community

Natural Law

reasoned participation of humans in God's eternal law that reveals what God intends us to do and to avoid according to his wise and loving plan

Evangelical Counsels

vows taken to poverty, chastity, and obedience in order to live the Gospel more fully

Precepts of the Church

minimal obligations for members in good standing of the Catholic faith community

Canon Law

full body of officially established rules governing the Catholic Church

Beatitudes

job description of a Christian

Ten Commandments

the Old Law given to Moses on Mt. Sinai

New Law

the gospel of Jesus Christ

Cursing

asking God to harm another

Swearing

asking God to verify that what you say is true

Blasphemy

abusive remarks about or toward God

Superstition

giving God-like power to ordinary things

Idolatry

placing something or someone in the place of God

Adultery

engaging in sexual intimacy with someone other than one's spouse

Fornication

unmarried people engaging in sexual activity

Sacrilege

disrespectful words or actions toward a blessed object

Euthanasia

mercy killing

Assisted Suicide

killing oneself with the help of a physician

Lying

knowingly communicating a falsehood

Stealing

taking something that does not belong to you without permission

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