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32 Cards in this Set

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Mosaic Law
10 Commandments
sins of omission
a sin when you don't do something
sins of commission
actually performing an act of sinning
the word of God made flesh incarnates the perfect divine human relationship; redemption
Dorothy Day
journalist for The Call; active in protests; started paper The Catholic Worker; founded House of Hospitality
Catholic Worker movement
newspaper about social justices in world; sold for a penny
Pax Christi
reflects peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing call; rejects war, violence, and discrimination
Freedom of Self-Determination
freedom to decide about one's self and make something of it
Fundamental Stance
basic direction of our lives
Fundamental Option
choices we make which affirm the direction of our lives
Head knowledge
knowledge we gain through facts and info; ie: facts about cancer
Heart Knowledge
knowledge we gain through experiences that touch our hearts; ie: knowing a loved one with cancer
bishops, cardinals, and pope; provide Catholics with important knowledge and teachings to be more like Christ
Roman Curia
9 congregations to Christians and Catholics to better follow Christ and Church dogmas
infallible teaching
teachings by Pope that will be true for eternity, meaning time will not change them; ie: Immaculate Conception and Assumption
Sense of the Faithful
Cardinal John Newman believed that laypeople have an idea of what the Holy Spirit wants of them/Church
framework of how you answer the question "What should I do?"
practical application of what you should do
1st Moral Question as Christian
What does it mean for me to be made in the image and likeness of God and to live in Jesus Christ?
attitudes of Catholicism towards scripture
sacred scripture and tradition make up single deposit of word of God; sacred scripture is faith tradition; purpose to challenge, invite, and coax audience to do God's will
main ethical themes in OT:Genesis
called by God, made in His image
main ethical themes in OT:Exodus
we have a relationship with God; covenant, 10 commandments
main ethical themes in OT:Prophets
told people they were blowing it
main ethical themes in OT:Wisdom
moral behavior, concerned more with an individual's faith and religious intuitions
5 messages of Jesus' teachings
1. conversion
2. Sermon on the Mount
3. Love
4. discipleship
5. kingdom of God
5 foundations of Church in NT
1. community
2. Great Commandment of Love
3. Holy Spirit
4. Dying/Rising Ethics
5. eschatological perspective
4 types of conversion
Religious: drive towards ultimate transcendence
Intellectual: search for deeper meaning
Affective: transforms feelings and emotions
Moral: shift from level of thought to level of action
a commitment of living out your beliefs
Just War
war and violence are always to be avoided and we should not harm anyone; love calls Christians to restrain an enemy who would harm innocent people-- only use force after every peaceful option has been used
Just War Criteria
1. Just Cause
2. Comparative Justice: war declared by those responsible for public
3. Competent Authority
4. Right Intention
5. Last Resort
6. Proportionality
7. Probability of Success
opposition to any violence to resolve a conflict
Conscientious Objectors
1. conscientious objector
2. noncombatant
3. conscientious objectors to paying for war (refuse tax for military)
4. selective objector
5. nuclear pacifist
6. noncooperators with the draft