By: Bradley Eli, M.Div.,Ma.Th.by[Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.is a staff writer for ChurchMilitant.com.]
CityofGod.blog> City is reprinting this short article From Church Militant, to inform, inspire the readers. That as Catholics, we are required to believe the Church Teachings but also responsibly ACT on Our Lord’s Teachings. At each Holy Mass of Divine Liturgy, (prior to exiting) our Priests gives the church a holy blessing and then charges all to take the WORD (“the eucharist, the Body of Christ”) out in to the world. We are called, daily to this WITNESS. YET, some believe as members of this holy Church its like voting. It is NOT. You must do or don’t do. the consequences of not doing is sin. This article provides scriptures and Canon Law to this effect. Enjoy Bradley Eli’s “Catholic Conscience”, please respond to the Spirits call. If all that claim the term Catholic as their identity followed “Catholic Conscience”, WE ( the holy church) would change the world overnight, this is in our grasp. “Imagine, all the people” J.Lennon and “let it begin with me.” St Francis. We ARE the Catholic Church.
Bradley Eli Writes: A person’s conscience is his thoughtful application of accepted moral principles to decide the moral goodness or badness of an imminent action. It’s the practical intellect engaged in the act of judging what ought to be done or not done in an immediate moral choice.
The conscience applies objective moral principles it gains by faith or revelation and from reason or naturally known moral truths. Examples of such principles are “do good and avoid evil” and the Ten Commandments.
Catholics are obliged to adopt Catholic moral principles when informing their conscience as demanded by canon 750 in the Code of Canon Law. Failure to do so is a rejection of Christ as He said in Luke 10:16, “He that hears you hears Me.”
Failing to properly inform one’s conscience with morally sound principles results in following a blind guide. Informing it with immoral principles results in following an evil guide. A deformed conscience erroneously accepts as true immoral principles such as “do evil that good may come of it” or rationalizations such as “look out for number one.” [this is the Church of Modernism Relativist dogma, (city)]
A Catholic’s conscience applies Catholic moral principles in the context of personal circumstances without dissenting from those principles.
Violating one’s conscience occurs in failing to apply the moral principles it has previously adopted. This results in a guilty feeling sometimes called a “twinge of conscience.” Repeated violations of one’s conscience result in a deadened conscience or “hardened heart,” whereby the sense of guilt is numbed. The mere absence of guilty feelings, however, doesn’t mean a person isn’t guilty from God’s viewpoint.
In 1946, Pope Pius XII noted the “loss of the sense of sin” was the greatest sin of modern time. In his 1984 apostolic exhortation, Reconciliatio et Paenitenia, Pope John Paul II referencd Pius XII’s statement, adding that the “loss of the sense of sin” deceives man into accepting “an illusion of sinlessness.” Bradley Eli ENDS
Canon LAW #750: City hands to you!
Can. 750 §1. A person must believe with divine and Catholic faith all those things contained in the word of God, written or handed on, that is, in the one deposit of faith entrusted to the Church, and at the same time proposed as divinely revealed either by the solemn magisterium of the Church or by its ordinary and universal magisterium which is manifested by the common adherence of the Christian faithful under the leadership of the sacred magisterium; therefore all are bound to avoid any doctrines whatsoever contrary to them.
§2. Each and every thing which is proposed definitively by the magisterium of the Church concerning the doctrine of faith and morals, that is, each and every thing which is required to safeguard reverently and to expound faithfully the same deposit of faith, is also to be firmly embraced and retained; therefore, one who rejects those propositions which are to be held definitively is opposed to the doctrine of the Catholic Church.
Conclusion: Church is not a democracy, Jesus was NOT ELECTED! our God-head, King, Judge and Lord of ALL ….. the Great, “I AM”. [Jn8:38; Mk14:62; Mt22:32] So stop the petitions, make a bee-line to Confession. Or call yourself publicans or heathens but STOP profaning the Body of Christ, and admit to yourselves, as Martin Luther did, after years of insubordination and broken Priestly Vows, “I started a new religion.” CityofGod.blog
See the CityofGod.blog posting in Dec,02018. “Divinity Jesus the Christ” for 22 pages of Bible verses that proclaim this Truth.