Malta Minute with the Catechism: Conscience, Continued

  • Program #: 170
  • Description: How do we recognize the voice of our conscience? The Catholic Catechism says that in order to discern exactly what our conscience is telling us about a contemplated action, every person must be sufficiently present to himself in order to hear and follow his conscience. Saint Augustine says, "Return to your conscience, question it. Turn inward, brethren and in everything you do, see God as your witness." Conscience empowers us to assume responsibility for an act committed. "Man has the right to act in conscience and in freedom so as to personally make moral decisions," asserts the Catechism. Man must not be forced to act contrary to his conscience nor must he be prevented from acting according to its dictates, particularly in religious matters. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.

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