Religion Vocab - Chapter Eight

cardinal virtues
The "hinge" virtues from which all other virtues come. Prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.
Our emotional response to the good or evil we encounter.
A Christian vitrue of charity and friendship whereby material and spiritual goods are shared among members of the human family.
Any community of human beings that united them in a common purpose.
A principle of Catholic social justice that holds that a community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order, depriving it of its functions.
common good
The sum total of a social conditions hat allow people to reach their fulfillment more fully and more easily.
social justice doctrine
The teachings of the Magisterium that pertain to the ways in which societies function to promote the common good.
sources of mortality
The three basic elements of every action: the moral object, the intention, and the circumstances.
Christian morality
a life in Christ through responsible living that flows from our dignity as God's adopted children, made in his image, and from Christ's command to love.
natural law
God's plan for human living that is written in the very way he created things.
precepts of the Church
Basic rules that bind Catholics who belong to Christ's Body.
The Holy Spirit's grace that cleanses us from our sins through faith in Jesus Christ and Baptism.