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Morality: A Response to God's Love, Student Text

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ISBN13:

9780159014868

ISBN10:
0159014867
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/31/2003
Publisher(s):
OUR SUNDAY VISITOR INC

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations for Catholic Morality
A Call to Catholic Living
1(19)
Moral decision making reflects our nature as persons endowed with intellect and free will
2(5)
Catholic morality is our response to Jesus
7(4)
Grace as sharing in God's life is both a comfort and a challenge
11(4)
The grace of the Holy Spirit helps us live our vocation to follow Jesus
15(5)
Jesus
20(20)
Jesus is the starting point of Catholic morality
23(3)
Love is the guiding principle of Catholic morality
26(4)
The kingdom of God is a central theme in the mission of Jesus
30(1)
Jesus models service and calls upon his followers to serve
31(9)
The Church
40(20)
The communion of saints refers to holy things, especially the Eucharist. It also refers to holy people from the past, present, and future who are inspired by the Holy Spirit to use their talents for helping others
43(2)
The Church is a God-given gift that assists us in our moral lives
45(4)
The Church's sacraments are the ``masterworks of God'' that give us grace to follow Christ
49(3)
The Church is a source of moral guidance for Catholics
52(8)
Conscience
60(20)
Our dignity as persons created by God requires us to follow our conscience
62(2)
Popular uses of the word conscience are frequently inadequate to describe all that the term involve
64(4)
A fuller understanding of conscience includes three dimensions: awareness, development, and judgment
68(4)
Scripture and Tradition emphasize the importance of using our conscience to make informed moral decisions
72(8)
Sin and Morality
80(20)
Two images of sin that are frequently used in Scripture are missing the mark and hardness of heart
83(4)
In Christianity the primary message about sin is one of forgiveness
87(4)
Distinction among types of sin is intended to help people overcome sin
91(4)
Social sin refers to behavior patterns, values, and social structures that encourage or support sin in a society
95(5)
The Virtues
100(20)
Virtues are character strengths that we develop over time and through consistent use
102(2)
The theological virtues of faith, hope, and love are gifts from God
104(6)
The cardinal virtues are prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance
110(3)
An important aspect of the moral life is creating communities of character
113(7)
Moral Decision Making
120(20)
Three sources of moral decision making are: the object chosen, the intentions, and the circumstances
123(2)
Moral decision making involves asking what and who
125(3)
Moral decision making involves asking why, how, when, and where
128(5)
Discernment means calling upon as many resources as possible to evaluate whether an action is right or wrong
133(7)
Part 2: Catholic Morality Applied
The Decalogue
140(20)
God's gift of the Decalogue to the Israelites is also a gift to us
142(4)
The first commandment affirms the importance of adoring the one true God and rejecting false gods
146(8)
The second commandment calls for speaking and acting with reverence toward God
154(2)
The third commandment reminds us to set aside the Lord's Day for prayer, worship, rest, and recreation
156(4)
The Family and Beyond
160(20)
The Catholic family is a domestic church with the Trinity as its model
162(3)
The fourth commandment calls for harmony within families and society by honoring parents, elders, and leaders
165(4)
For the past fifty years the Information Age has influenced family life and values
169(6)
Computers, video games, and the many forms of information technology impact our moral lives
175(5)
Cherishing Each Person
180(20)
The fifth commandment mandates us to respect the life of the unborn
182(5)
Respect for life is a principle that guides us in caring for those who are sick or who are near death
187(4)
The fifth commandment forbids intentional euthanasia
191(3)
Church teaching targets the issues of life support and physician-assisted suicide
194(6)
Promoting Peace
200(20)
We are called to counteract violence in its many forms, both explicit and hidden
203(3)
Church leaders have declared capital punishment an unnecessary affront to the dignity of human life
206(5)
The Church promotes alternatives to war and calls for restriction of warfare as much as possible
211(3)
The moral issues of nuclear weapons and the arms race, terrorism, and nonviolence challenge us to follow the gospel of Christ
214(6)
Sexuality and Morality
220(20)
Sexuality is more than physicality; it is a drive toward fruitful union and a reaching out to others
223(2)
Catholics are called to follow Jesus, the model of chastity
225(3)
Catholicism presents marriage as the naturally-ordered context for full sexual expression
228(2)
Catholic moral teaching based on the sixth and ninth commandments provides guidance for decision making in areas of sexual behavior
230(10)
Living the Truth in Love
240(20)
The eighth commandment calls for respect for truth
242(4)
We can abuse speech by what we say or fail to say
246(4)
Disregard for truth leads to a culture of mistrust
250(3)
A truthful society seeks to give all people a voice and to address their needs
253(7)
Generosity and Justice
260
The seventh commandment involves the topics of stealing, the use of private property, and the necessity of making amends
262(4)
The tenth commandment helps us appreciate the need to follow the way of Jesus in order to avoid the sins of envy, avarice, and greed
266(3)
Justice applies the seventh commandment to the pursuit of the common good
269(4)
Catholic social teaching offers guidance for achieving social justice
273


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