The relationship between God and humans that results in a body of beliefs and a set of practices of: creed,cult, and code
Religion expresses itself in worship and service to God and by extension
a vice contrary to the virtue of religion that directs us away from what we owe to God in justice
religions that believe there is only one God. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are three great monotheistic world religions.
an indifference to religion and a belief that religion should be excluded from civic affairs and public education.
Religions that believe in multiple gods and goddesses. The ancient Greeks and Romans were polytheistic as is the Hindu faith.
one who does not believe in the existence of any god or divine being
A belief that the existence of God cannot be known or proven.
the way God communicates knowledge of himself to humankind, a self-communication realized by his actions and words over time, most fully by his sending us his divine son, Jesus Christ.
a practical judgement of reason that helps a person decide the goodness or sinfulness of an action or attitude. it is the subjective norm of morality we must form properly and then follow.
The sin of disobedience committed by Adam and Eve that resulted in their original holiness and justice, and their becoming subject to sin and death.
original sin also describes the fallen state of human nature into which all generations of people are born. Christ Jesus came to save us from original sin (and all sin).
An attribute of God that He is everywhere, unlimited, and all-powerful.
The story of God's saving action in human history
A binding and solemn agreement between human beings or between God and people, holding each to particular course of action
The living transmission of the Church's gospel message found in the Church's teaching, life, and worship. It is faithfully preserved, handed down, and interpreted by the Church's Magisterium.
the written record of Divine Revelation found in the books of the Old Testament and the New Testament
The official teaching authority of the Church. The Lord bestowed the right and power to teach in his name on Peter and the Apostles and their successors.
The Magisterium is the bishops in communion with the successor of Peter, the bishop of Rome
the surgical removal of the male foreskin; it was the physical sign of the covenant between God and Abraham
means "one who speaks before others."God entrusted the Hebrew prophets with delivering the divine message to the rulers and people. Most of them were unpopular in their own day.
Their style was poetic and memorable. Most of their prophecies were written only a letter at a time.
Deposit of Faith
The heritage of faith contained in Sacred scripture and Tradition, handed down in the Church from the time of the apostles, from which the Magisterium draws all that it proposes for belief as being divinely revealed"
Saint Thomas Aquinas
developed five precepts that prove the existence of God
God's fullest, complete, and final revelation. He is the only Son of the Father; he is God himself.
wrote the confessions; "Our hearts are restless until they rest in you."