What is the particular judgment?

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At the very instant that the soul leaves the body, it is judged by Christ. This is the particular judgment. If we die with no sins on our soul which require atonement or satisfaction, the immediate sight of God in Heaven will itself be our judgment.

What is hell?

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Hell is the eternal separation from God. The person who dies in the state of mortal sin has deliberately torn himself from God during life and has died without that bond of union with God which we call sanctifying grace. He has no means by which to establish contact with God and has lost Him forever. He is in Hell. …

How do we know the duties which flow from love of God and man?

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We know the duties that flow from the love of God and man by: (1) the Ten Commandments of God, (2) the Sermon on the Mount, especially in the Beatitudes, (3) the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, (4) the Theological and Cardinal Virtues, and (5) the laws of the Church. 1. We know the duties that flow from the …

What can be said in general about a Christian’s duties toward God?

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We have the life-long duty, as Christians, to love and serve God. This means: (1) we must put the will of God first on the list of our personal values, and keep it there throughout our lives; (2) our attitude towards God must be that of a devoted son or daughter towards an all-loving Father; (3) we must never think …

If we want to answer God’s love with our love, what must we do?

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The teaching of the Church instructs us on things which are to be done and to be avoided, so that we, as followers of Jesus, might live the Christian life according to His will. As Christians, we should respond to God’s love by faith and action. If we truly love God, we shall seek to always do His holy will. …

What does Catholic morality teach?

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Catholic morality teaches us a way of life that is worthy of human beings who are adopted sons and daughters of God. We must grow in the new life which God gave us through Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church expresses the fullness of Christian moral teaching by stating moral precepts or commands, by making judgments about the morality of certain …

How is Catholic morality supported and guided?

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Catholic morality is supported and guided, first of all, by natural law, which remains unchangeable throughout history. Man’s reflection on his own nature and experience, aided by God’s guidance, has shown that the principles and rules of natural law are valid for all times, people, and places. As such, natural law is the foundation for the establishment of all moral …

What is conscience?

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Conscience is a personal, reasoned, practical judgment that something is right or wrong; that is, whether something is in accordance with the will and law of God, which is written within one’s soul. Conscience makes us aware of what God wants us to do at a given time. Furthermore, it helps us to know when we have sinned. Conscience tells …

Should each person have a right conscience?

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Each person should have a right conscience and follow it. A Catholic should form a right conscience by learning the Faith and obeying the teaching authority, or Magisterium, of the Catholic Church. Moreover, the moral life of Christians is guided by the grace and Gifts of the Holy Spirit. We do not always know with certainty whether our consciences are …

How should a Catholic form a right conscience?

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A Catholic should form a right conscience by studying the Faith and obeying the teaching authority of the Catholic Church. It is the duty of the teaching authority of the Catholic Church, the Magisterium, to guide the faithful in applying the norms and values of Christian morality to specific situations of everyday life. Christian freedom needs to be directed by …