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Religion Midterm 2005


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Acts of a human
Acts accomplished without knowledge or deliberation
A judgement of reason through which a person can identify the quality of an act
The inability for the Magisterium to make errors in teachings of faith and morals
Human Acts
An act performed with knowledge and free will
Human Law
Law given by human authority whether civil or ecclesiastical
Just Law
A rule given by a human that corresponds with God's law and is given for the common good by one who seeks for the common good
An attitude that lacks in moral orientation whether good or evil
Christian Vocation
God's call for a person to be part of his Holy Family
The existence of a variety of oppinions. A pluralism in social customs and moral principals is acceptable as long as it does not contradict God's Law
Sanctifying Grace
The share in the Devine life infused into us at Baptism
Free Will
A free gift from God to make possible the free choice to love God
Belief that there is no God and humans are the highest level of existence
The free dedication of oneself to God
The demand for an account of one's actions before authority, oneself, and God
Natural Law
A person's participation in God's plan and the life of grace offered to Christians which transfroms the life of the individual
Rejects supernatural beings where reason is the sole source of energy
The power rooted in reason and will to do someting or not to given us by God
The way of life that Jesus Christ lived in word and action
Sacred Tradition
The word of God entrusted to the apostles and their successors by Christ to transmit to every generation of Christians
Erroneous Conscience
Conscience that does not correspond with the norm
Rejects any form of religious faith or worship
Lax Conscience
Judges acts on poor grounds. It judges a mortal sin as venial and a venial sin as no sin at all
Actual Grace
Supernatural help from God to do good and to save our souls
Scrupulous Conscience
Judeges an act to be evil when in fact it is not
Original Sin
The sin committed by Adam and Eve which brought sin into the world
Theological Virtues
Faith, hope, and charity; virtues infused into the soul at Baptism to help us to share in God's devine life
The ability to make and carry out good moral decisions
Believes that matter is the only realisty and pleasure is the greatest good
The ability to apply to everyone
Civil Law
the law promulgated by civil authority
Moral Law
Objective standards offered by God and taught by the Church
BEhavior that goes against moral norms
Ecclesiastical Law
The law that directs the life and worship of the Church
Not changing
The coercion of an external force against a person's will
The lack of required knowledge
Sins of Ommission
A failure to perform acts required by the positive precept
A habitual and firm disposition to do good and avoid evil
Revealed truths about God in Sacred Scripture and Tradition
The teaching office of the Church
Object of An Action
A good toward which the action directs itself
Fundamental Option
The decision of whether to orient one's existence toward the good or evil
Eternal Law
God's wisdom as manifested in all acts or movements
End of an Action
The first goal of the intention, the purpose pursued in it
Circumstance of an Action
The conditions under which an act is performed. The circumstance can increase or lessen the seriousness of an act, but they cannot make an intrinsically evil act good
Moral Relevatism
The belief that morality changes with each situation
a follower of Christ
The greatest virtue which is to love Christ, one's neighbor, and oneself
Full Knowledge
The knowledge of the merit of sinfulness of an action

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