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CE Ch 6 vocabulary

Morality Putting your faith and religion into practice through making good decisions in word and action.
Capital Sins Sins that are the root of other sins and vices: pride, covetousness, envy, anger, gluttony, lust, sloth.
Modesty The virtue of temperance that applies to how a person speaks, dresses, and conducts him/herself. Related to purity, it protects the intimate center of a person by refusing to unveil what should remain hidden.
Precepts of the Church Rules Catholics follow to help them become good and moral people.
Charisms Special gifts the Holy Spirit bestows on individual Christians to help the Church grow.
Cardinal Virtues The "hinge" from which all these others come: prudence, justice, fortitude, temperance.
Theological Virtues Three important ones bestowed on us at Baptism that relate us to God: faith, hope, charity.
Adultery Infidelity in marriage whereby a married person has sexual intercourse with someone who is not the person's spouse.
Common Good The sum social conditions that allow people, either as a group/individual, to reach their fulfillment more fully and more easily.
Abortion The direct and deliberate ending of pregnancy by killing the unborn child.
Euthanasia Any action or omission which of itself and by intention causes death with the purpose of eliminating all suffering.
Perjury False witness under oath.
Detraction Without a legitimate reason, disclosing a person's faults to someone who did not know about them, thus causing unjust harm to that person's reputation.
Calumny Slander, that is, lies told about another person to harm his/her reputation and lead others to make false judgments about the person.
Sorcery Attempts to tame occult powers in order to use them to gain a supernatural power over others.
Consecrated Life Dedicated to living by the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Sanctifying Grace The grace, or gift of God's friendship, that heals fallen human nature and gives us a share in the divine life of the Blessed Trinity.
Actual Grace God's special help to turn us from sin or to help us act more like Christ.
Justified Describes a person who through the Holy Spirit's grace has been cleansed from sin through faith in Jesus Christ and Baptism and made right with God; frees us from sin and sanctifies us in the depth of our being.
Conscience A person's most secret core and sanctuary that helps the person determine between good and evil.
Fruits of the Spirit Perfections that result from living in union with the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity.
Particular Judgment An individual's judgment immediately after death, when Christ will rule on one's eternal destiny to be spent in Heaven (after purification in Purgatory, if needed) or in hell.
Passions Our emotional responses to the good or the evil we encounter.
Advent In the liturgical year, the four-week season that prepares for the coming of our Savior on Christmas.
Lent In the liturgical year, the season of intentional prayer, fasting, and alms giving in preparation for Christ's Resurrection and our redemption at Easter. Begins Ash Wed. and continues to Holy Thurs., a period of forty weekdays.
Easter In the liturgical year, the feast and the season that commemorate Christ's Resurrection from the dead.
Free Will The capacity to choose among alternatives.
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