Malta Minute with the Catechism: Erroneous Judgment

  • Program #: 172
  • Description: Are we always obliged to obey our conscience? The Catholic Catechism asserts we are always obliged to obey the certain judgment of our conscience and that if we deliberately act against a good conscience we condemn ourselves. On the other hand, our moral conscience may remain in ignorance and thus we can make erroneous judgments about acts performed in the future or those performed in the past. If ignorance is caused by personal responsibility or negligence, we are culpable of the sin we commit. Some of the causes of erroneous judgment can be: ignorance of Christ and his Gospel; bad examples of peers; enslavement to one's passion; rejection of the Church's authority and her teaching; lack of conversion and lack of charity. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.

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