Thomas Aquinas' defintion of "law"
a law is for the common good and from a proper and legitimate authority:
What is the Latin word for "grace" and what is its meaning?
gratia - means "gift"
How is "merit" related to "grace"?
connected to grace because God loves us so much that he gives us the grace
Which two church councils taiught us the seriousness of of obligation to keep the 10 Commandments?
Trent and Vatican II
What does sanctifying grace do for us?
to live a God's children and have eternal life; restores us to original holiness
What are the 3 ways we fullfil our vocation to live a life of holiness?
denial, penance, and moritfication (being humbled)
What are the 3 ways we do good when we live holy and moral lives joined to Christ in the Eucharist?
worship God; witnessing to other people; following the moral laws
Explain how the Precept of the Church"attending mass" helps us to have a moral life?...
by recieivng communion we become more holy
How does the Precept of the Church "observe the holy days of the church" help us to live a more moral life?...
observing and fasting makes us remember Jesus' suffereing - it humbles us
How does the Precept of the Church to "provide for the needs of the church" lead us to a more moral life?...
Teaches us self-sacrifice and responsibility