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Ethics - Unit 05

The Gift of Being Human

nihilism A philosophy that denies there's any meaning in existence or in religious beliefs, maintaining that the only thing that comes after life is nothingness (annihilation)
dignity The quality of being worthy of esteem or respect that every human person has because each person is made in God's image
inherent Inborn or inherited, something that does not need to be earned or acquired
freedom/free will The power, rooted in reason and will, that enables a person to perform deliberate actions on one's own responsibility
subsidiarity The principle of Catholic social teaching that holds that a higher unit of society should not do what a lower unit can do as well (or better)
common good Sum total of social conditions that allow people, either as groups or as individuals, to reach their fulfillment more fully and more easily
solidarity The Christian virtue of social charity and friendship
Original Sin The consequence of the sin of our first parents (Adam and Eve)
Paschal Mystery God's love and salvation revealed through the life, passion, death, resurrection, and glorification (ascension) of Jesus Christ celebrated in the sacraments (especially the Eucharist)
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