General Editor: James Socias
The Didache Series

Our Moral Life in Christ:
A Complete Course on Moral Theology

Chapters 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

Vocabulary by chapter

Chapter 3: Freedom and the Moral Act

This example raises some questions. e.g. Introduction
  1. Importance of the moral life
  2. Man's ability to choose good and evil
  3. The human act, a moral act
  4. Knowledge as a condition for morality
    a. full knowledge
    b. partial knowledge
  5. The free human act
    a. existence fo freedom
    b. freedom and the knowledge of the truth
    c. freedom and the good
    d. freedom and responsibility
    e. God's respect of human freedom
    f. freedom and divine grace
    g. freedom and law
  6. Man is responsible for the good or evil of his free acts.
Vocabulary acts of a human, ascesis, freedom, full knowledge, human act, ignorance, indifferent acts, indirect responsibility, partial knowledge, prudence, responsibility, violence (external).

  1. Why is it that only human beings and not animals are able to act morally?
  2. What are the rational principles of the moral life?
  3. What is the rational and definitive principle of the moral life?
  4. Why is man morally responsible for his acts?
  5. What does moral theology teach?
  6. When is an action a truly human act?
  7. Why are human acts also moral acts?
  8. Give three examples of "acts of a human."
  9. What is the firt requirment of a moral act?
  10. What two things does full knowledge presume?
  11. What is mankind's greatest quality?
  12. Where are good and evil forged?
  13. Toward what end do the highest levels of human freedom lead?
  14. Is freedom limited? Give two examples.
  15. What is the purose of the freedom we have?
  16. Upon what does freedom fundamentally depend?
  17. What is the effect of sin?
  18. Does the grace offered tous by God dmininish our freedom? Explain your answer.
  19. Why is prudence essential to the Catholic idea of freedom?
  20. How does one acquire prudence?