Your Life in Christ: Foundations in Catholic Morality (Third Edition)

Chapter 3: Fundamentals of Catholic Morality


Fundamentals of Catholic Morality

Film Focus: Dr. Mike Brummond speaks about the concept of freedom in respect to Catholic morality. He discusses the special nature of freedom of the human person as regulated by intellect and will. In addition, he discusses some common misuses of freedom.

Text Focus: Pages 81–83

Discussion Questions:

  1. How do Americans typically view freedom? How is this different from the Catholic moral view of freedom?
  2. How is human freedom different from the freedom of other lesser animals?
  3. How might a person’s responsibility for an action be lessened? Give a specific example of how this might happen.
  4. Can a person truly freely choose something that is evil or wrong? Why or why not?

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