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Freedom of Indifference
the power to choose between two contraries, usually between good and evil
Freedom of Excellence
the power to act freely in the pursuit of human perfection and everlasting joy
the ability to choose to do what one ought; the ability to choose the good (which is contrary to doing whatever one wants to do)
God's will to us by which we can choose to do good or evil
the quality of being guilty or deserving punishment for participation in sin
The premeditation or forethought that weighs one's options before making a moral act.
The clear and deliberate knowledge of the merit or sinfulness of an action. It is required as a condition before a person can be guilty of sin.
An act that is performed with both knowledge and free will. Human acts, depending upon the degree of knowledge and freedom involved in their commission, are either morally good or morally evil.
lack of knowledge
the responsibility for an action that can be diminished or nullified by ignorance, duress, fear, and other psychological/social factors; it relates to
The attribution of a secondary effect that follows as a natural result from the primary effect.
ignorance that cannot be overcome by ordinary diligence
Any human act that has a moral content and involves deliberation and choice.
knowledge that is incomplete due to the presence of some obstacle interfering with a moral judgement
The demand for an account of one's acts; it includes accepting the consequences of those acts.
Moral standards that are not universal but are decided upon by the individuals involved.
moral standards which are universal; they have been ordained by God and are accessible to the human person through reason
lack of knowledge for which a person is morally responsible due to lack of diligence
unreasonable doubt about the morality of an act that is done or is about to be done
a lack of rigor when it comes to ascertaining the morality of an act that is done or that is about to be done
the judgement of the practical intellect deciding, from general principles of faith and reason, the goodness or badness of an act
A personal appeal that to carry out a particular action that has been ordered by legitimate authority would be against one's own conscience.
judgement of conscience that occurs when there is doubt about the good or evil of an act done or omitted
judgment of conscience that is in error because it has been been misinformed or is ignorant
Examination of Conscience
Prayerful self-reflection on one's words and deeds in light of the Gospel to determine how one has sinned against God. This is necessary to prepare for the Sacrament of Penance.
conscience which judges what is good as good, and what is evil as evil; the mind is making a correct moral judgement on some action which is either to be preformed, or is already done
conscience which is convinced without any doubt that an action is morally good or morally evil; it has no fear of being wrong about its just on a moral issue and firmly decides that a moral action is right and wrong.
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