The interior voice of a human being, informed by truth, within whose heart the inner law of God is inscribed. It moves a person at the appropriate moment to do good and to avoid evil.
EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
Prayerful self-reflection on our words and deeds in the light of the Gospel and the 10 Commandments to determine how we may have sinned against God.
Sorrow and detestation for the sin committed, alos with the resolution not to sin again because of sin's ugliness, the fear of eternal damnation and/or other penalties threatening the sinner.
The remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sin whose guilt has already been forgiven.
Destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God's law; it turns man away from God and if one dies unrepented eternal damnation is where the person goes.
An indulgence that remove part of the temporal punishment due to sin.
Interior: a conversion of heart toward God and away from sin, which implies the intention to change one's life because of hope in divine mercy. Exterior: fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.
Sorrow of the soul and detestation for the sin committed, together with the resolution not to sin again that arises from a pure love of God alone.
An indulgence that removes all of the temporal punishment due to sin.
An act whereby the sinner does penance for sin, especially in reparation to God for offenses against him.
SIN OF COMMISSION
A willful act that is contrary to the Ten Commandments and all moral teachings.
SIN OF OMISSION
Willful neglect or positive refusal to perform some good action, when one needs to do.
Assisting persons to understand themselves and, with divine grace, to grow in the practice of Christian virtue and understand God's will for the person.
Purification of the unhealthy attachment to creatures either during our earthly life through prayer and conversion or after death in purgatory because of sin.
Sin which diminishes and wounds the divine life in the soul; the failure to observe the lesser matters of the moral law, or in grave matters acting without full knowledge or complete consent of the will.