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Religion Vocab. Quiz
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the philosophical notion which refuses to admit the validity of forms of knowledge other than those of the scientific field
the philosophical notion that nothing that exists has real meaning and everything that exists is fleeting and conditional
the philosophical notion that something is true or valuable if it works or is practical
the philosophical notion that interests of the individual should take precedence over the interests of society
the philosophical notion that truth, morality etc. are not absolute, but exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context
a sacred contract or solemn agreement between God and humanity that formally establishes a relationship
the work of salvation accomplished through Jesus' passion, death, and resurrection and ascension
a summary of catholic doctrine on faith and morals
teaching letters written by the pope regarding contemporary social and moral issues
catholic social teaching
Catholic doctrines on matters of human dignity and common good in society
Our spiritual principle, it is immortal, and it is what makes us most like God. Our soul is created by God at the moment our life begins
consistent life ethic
all issues involving the dignity of life demand a consistent application of moral principles that value the sacredness of life
The deliberate termination of a pregnancy by killing the unborn child
The divine gift that gives us the ability to see and understand the order of things that God places within creation and to know and understand God through the created order.
The gift from God that allows human beings to choose from among various actions, for which we are held accountable. It is the basis for moral responsibility.
The "interior voice" of a person, a God-given sense of the law of God. Moral conscience leads people to understand themselves as responsible for their actions, and prompts them to do good and avoid evil. To make good judgments, one needs to have a well-formed conscience.
A habitual and firm disposition to do good and evil
the emotions or feelings which incline us to good or evil
any deliberate offense, in thought, word, or deed against the will of god; sin wounds human nature and injures human solidarity
sin of commission
a sin that is the direct result of a freely chosen thought, word, or deed
sin of omission
a sin that is the result of a failure to do something required by God's moral law
A less serious offense against the will of God that diminishes one's personal character and weakens but does not rupture one's relationship with God.
an action so contrary to the will of God that it results in complete separation from God and his grace
The collective effect of many personal sins over time, which corrupts society and its institutions by creating "structures of sin."
The virtue by which people are able to successfully and healthfully integrate their sexuality into their total person
a group of persons bound together organically by a principle of unity that goes beyond each one of them
the sum total of social conditions that allow people, either as groups or as individuals, to reach their fulfillment more fully and more easily
integral human development
holistic development of a human person covering all aspect of life; social, economic, political, cultural, personal, and spiritual
The voluntary and generous engagement of a person in society
The moral principle that large organizations or governments should not interfere with, or take over, responsibilities that can be carried out by individuals
universal destination of goods
The principle that the earth and all its goods belong to God, and he intends these goods to provide the things all human beings need to live with dignity.
structures of sin
social structures or institutions that reflect, reinforce, or encourage personal sins and make it harder to do what is right and good and easier to do what is wrong and evil
we are one human family regardless of national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences
care for God's creation
We show our respect for the Creator by caring for his creation- Stewardship of creation is a requirement of our faith
corporal works of mercy
feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, bury the dead, give alms to the poor.
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