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What do Catholics call someone who has faith in Christ, whose life has been radically transformed by him, who has dedicated his or her life to following the gospel, and who has been judged by the Church as achieving heaven?
A saint
Is the title of a saint limited to those that have been declared by the Church as in heaven and worthy of emulation?
What day in the Church’s liturgical calendar celebrates saints who are not officially recognized by name?
November 1st--All Saints Day
Why might it be said that a saint is the greatest possible achievement in the Church?
Because that person is seen as using their intellect for the highest good--turning toward God.
In conversion, what does a person chose?
turn away from sin and turn towards God
What is holiness?
choosing to turn toward God
How can a person bring him or herself closer to God in the Catholic religion?
Reading Scriptures, Reading about the lives of Saints, reading about revleation in Catholic teachings
What are some of the positive dispositions which a Christian embraces?
1. purity of heart
2. trust in divine providence
3. detachment
4. humility
5) mercy/forgiveness
6) peacemaking
7) accepting persecution for righteousness’ sake.
What are the two complementary commitments that person who wishes to draw closer to Christ make?
A turning away from sin and a turning toward Christ and a life of virtue.
What is a mortal sin?
is a sin that, unless confessed and absolved (or at least sacramental confession is willed if not available), condemns a person's soul to Hell after death. These sins are considered "mortal" because they constitute a rupture in a person's link to God's saving grace
What are the three conditions of a mortal sin?
its subject must be a grave (or serious) matter;
it must be committed with full knowledge, both of the sin and of the gravity of the offense;
it must be committed with deliberate and complete consent.
What are moral imperfections? What are some examples?
some quality that is not deemed sinful in of itself, but can draw a person to temptation of sin. Example: jealousy
What are some kinds of examples of sins that are considered a serious matter?
sins that would be considered serious violations of the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes, whether directly such as perjury, adultery, lust, murder, contraceptive use, and abortion
What is a venial sin?
is a lesser sin that does not result in a complete separation from God and eternal damnation in Hell. A venial sin involves a "temporary loss of grace" from God.
What are some examples of a venial sin?
Impatience, ordinary anger, stealing something cheap, getting slightly drunk.