Conscience is capable of judging ____ and _____ situations
What is the purpose of conscience?
to evaluate whether or not a particular act is good or evil and to advise accordingly
Conscience is the ____ of the ____
Conscience enables us to assume ____ for the acts performed
Conscience is rooted in _____
Because truth is prior to conscience it must..
respect the truth
Error in judgement enters in when _______ _______ are ignored
Because truth is absolute, conscience, with the use of right reason, can lead to the truth about ____ and ____
What are the means to forming one's conscience?
-acceptance of the moral teaching of the church
-knowledge of christian life and doctrine
-prayer and meditation
Precedes action- before acting one deliberates and concludes that an action is good or evil
Accompanies the action as it takes place
Follows the act
Determining correctly the true principles that some act is good or evil
determines false principles considered as true that something is lawful that is actually unlawful
Judging an act to be evil when it's not
formulates moral judgements on insufficient grounds (judging mortal sins as venial sins and venial sins as no sins at all) "that's not a big deal"
What is needed to overcome lax/scrupulous/erroneous conscience?
Spiritual directions, the Eucharist, and reconciliation
Why are we obligated to follow our consciences even in error?
our freedom to choose must be respected
the belief that an individual's conscience is the only moral authority (subjective morality)
means "bliss"- a reference to the ultimate happiness of heaven
conscience that issues a judgment in certainty
the inner voice of a human being, on whose heart is inscribed the law of God
a personal appeal that to carry out a particular action that has been ordered by legitimate authority would be against one's own conscience
judgment of conscience that occurs when there is uncertainty about the good or evil of an act done
prayerful self-reflection on one's words and deeds in light of the Gospel to determine whether one has sinned against God
examination of conscience
refers to the fact that every baptized person is called to seek holiness regardless of his or her state of life
universal call to holiness