Bishop Sanborn responds to the "rupture theology" article
Quote:Moral Theology, McHugh and Callan, 1929. Explaining conscience (from the Summa, q. 79, aa. 11-13):

Definition:Conscience is an act of judgment on the part of the practical reason deciding by inference from general principles the moral goodness or malice of a particular act.

(a) It is an act, and as such it differs from moral knowledge and intellectual virtues,which are not transitory but enduring. Moral understanding (synderesis), by which everyone naturally perceives the truth of general and self-evident principles of morality [...] these are preparatory to the act of conscience, in which one makes use of one's knowledge to judge of the lawfullness or unlawfulness of an action in the concrete, as attended by all its circumstances.

(b) Conscience is an act of judgment, and thus it differs from other acts employed by prudence - from council about the right means or ways of action, and from command as to their use. Council inquires what is the right thing to do, conscience gives the dictate or decision, the moral command moves to action.

© Conscience is in the reason - that is, it is a subjective guide, and differs from the law, which is objective.

This is just an FYI...:)

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Re: Bishop Sanborn responds to the "rupture theology" article - by lamentabili sane - 06-17-2009, 10:54 PM

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