Knights of Columbus - Council 9210
Our Lady of the Pillar ~ Nuestra Señora del Pilar 

CIS Morality

        

The Essence of Catholic Morality
More than ever people ask questions about how to live. By nature we want to know the ethos of Christian life. In this lesson, we demonstrate how a Christian lives his life according to sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Church. Professor Kreeft once again shows us that our decisions, in order to be faithful to our baptism, need to be made according to the perspective of Jesus Christ.  
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Human Nature as the Basis of Morality
How a Christian lives in this world is an important question to study. Is truth a theory or a reality? If a Christian says he or she believes in Christ and has faith that His promises are in fact true and are fulfilled, and does not live according to the gospel, then how is that person (and others) to make sense of the practice of Christianity in the reality of life? Natural law, morality’s origin, conscience, free will and freedom are among the many topics explored here.   Download PDF

Some Fundamental Principles of Catholic Morality
Principles keep a person focused on a goal so that the opposite is true: the lack of principles in making decisions is like building a house on sand. Catholics believe that objective truth exists, that we can know what it is and that we ought to live according to objective truth. However, truth is not a thing, truth is a person: Jesus Christ. And Jesus is the principle by which our morals are built.   Download PDF

Virtues and Vices
We all know that virtue is a habitual and firm disposition to do good. Vice is the opposite of virtue as it darkens the conscience and removes us the experience of living in the likeness of God. Being virtuous is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of being strengthened by the Holy Spirit. Lest we forget, virtue is our rock in the hour of pain, not vice.   Download PDF

Sources: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: www.usccb.org
                  Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Edition