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Chapter 3

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Freedom
power, rooted in reason and will
Determinism
philosophy that holds that every event, action, and decision results from something independent of the human will
External Freedom
freedom from factors outside ourselves
Internal Freedom
freedom from interior factors that limit choice
Imputable
ascribed, attributed, or definitely linked to a specific accountable person or entity
Law
an ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the one who is in charge of the community
Natural Law
reasoned participation of humans in God's eternal law that reveals what God intends us to do and to avoid according to his wise and loving plan
Evangelical Counsels
vows taken to poverty, chastity, and obedience in order to live the Gospel more fully
Precepts of the Church
minimal obligations for members in good standing of the Catholic faith community
Canon Law
full body of officially established rules governing the Catholic Church
Beatitudes
job description of a Christian
Ten Commandments
the Old Law given to Moses on Mt. Sinai
New Law
the gospel of Jesus Christ
Cursing
asking God to harm another
Swearing
asking God to verify that what you say is true
Blasphemy
abusive remarks about or toward God
Superstition
giving God-like power to ordinary things
Idolatry
placing something or someone in the place of God
Adultery
engaging in sexual intimacy with someone other than one's spouse
Fornication
unmarried people engaging in sexual activity
Sacrilege
disrespectful words or actions toward a blessed object
Euthanasia
mercy killing
Assisted Suicide
killing oneself with the help of a physician
Lying
knowingly communicating a falsehood
Stealing
taking something that does not belong to you without permission