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CMP Quiz 6
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Freedom is not only the choice for one or another particular action; it is also within that choice, a ________________________________ and a ________________________________, for or against the Truth, and ultimately for or against God.
Decision about oneself & setting of one's own life for or against the Good
St. JPII states that the morality of the New Covenant is dominated by the fundamental call of Jesus to follow him. To this call, how does he say that the disciple must respond?
Radical decision & choice to sell all ones possessions (to follow Christ) & conscious and free decisions
What does St. JPII say is the greatest possible exaltation of human freedom?
Jesus' call to "come, follow me"
St. JPII states that "the fundamental orientation can be radically changed by _______________________________."
In a few words, explain the fundamental option as discussed by St. JPII.
the Fundamental Option is our general orientation, direction or focus of life toward God or against God. (p65)
Why does St. JPII say human acts are moral acts?
They express and determine the goodness or evil of the individual who performs them. (depend on object chosen by will)
. The first question in the young man's conversation with Jesus: "What good must I do to have eternal life?" (Mt 19:6) immediately brings out what essential connection?
the moral value of an act and man's final end.
Human activity cannot be judged as morally good merely because it is a means of attaining one or another of its goals. What is it that makes activity morally good?
when it attests to and expresses the voluntary ordering of the person to his ultimate end and the conformity of a concrete action with the human good as it is acknowledged in its truth by reason. (Only the act in conformity with the good can be a path that leads to life.)
. When does St. JPII say that the Christian life is teleological and when is it not teleological?
It is: weighing of the non-moral or pre-moral goods (ordering of human acts to God by consciously keeping his commandments ) It isn't: consequentialism" or "proportionalism".
Love of God and of one's neighbor cannot be separated from the _______________________ ____________________ renewed in the blood of Jesus Christ and in the gift of the Spirit.
the observance of the commandments of the Covenant
St Thomas observes that "it often happens that man acts with a good intention, but without spiritual gain, because he lacks a good will." Briefly explain what he means by this.
Whether that object is (capable or not of being ordered to God) to the One who "alone is good", and thus brings about the perfection of the person
What reason does JPII give as to why a good intention is not itself sufficient, but a correct choice of actions is also needed?
The morality of the human act depends primarily and fundamentally on the "object" rationally chosen by the deliberate will and if it is capable or not of being ordered to God
As the Patron of moral theologians and confessors (St. Alphonsus Liguori) teaches: "It is not enough to do works; they need to be done well. For our works to be good and perfect, they must be done for the sole purpose of ________________________________________."
Pope Paul VI teaches: "Though it is true that sometimes it is lawful to tolerate a lesser moral evil in order to avoid a greater evil or in order to promote a greater good, it is never lawful, even for the gravest reason, to _____________________________________________."
to do evil that good may come of it.
St. JPII states that an intention is good when it has as its aim the true good of the person in view of his ultimate end. What acts does he give that are always and in every case in conflict with that good?
when an act is intrinsically evil and incapable of being ordered to God
By acknowledging and teaching the existence of ___________________ in given human acts, the Church remains faithful to the integral truth about man: she thus respects and promotes man in his _____________________.
Intrinsic Evil, dignity & vocation.
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