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We Respond to God’s Love

03 Sep

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As we begin our year we will reflect on several basic concepts that are the foundation for our knowledge and understanding of God.  We will discuss: human dignity that is the concept that all people are created in God’s image and likeness.   We will reflect on the meaning of natural law or God’s law and how our consciences inform our actions.

We will review forgiveness, God’s promise of eternal life as well as God’s plan for the grace to help us achieve His plans for us.

We’ll discuss some of the things that distance us from God’s love – original sin, which we are born with but is removed by baptism. You’ll recall there are sins that we are responsible for the serious ones which are called: mortal sin and lesser but still concerning venial sins. What do we mean by the Church and the community of believers we worship with.

One way to maintain a strong relationship with God is to review your day and reflect on what has gone well that you are grateful for and also to reflect on where you could do better.   St Ignatius developed a simple approach called the Exam to help his followers do this.  Check out this resource: Busted Halo’s Examen.

We will discuss what is meant by holiness and how we can actively respond to God’s love with our lives creating the Kingdom of God.

Your assignment this week is to review this article by Cardinal Dolan (he was named Cardinal later, after this was published) and then comment on what he means by human dignity and why it is such an important belief for us. : Archbishop Dolan defines human dignity as ‘primary doctrine’ of church

I am looking forward to seeing you in class!

Ms. Walsh

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4 Comments

Posted by on September 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

4 responses to “We Respond to God’s Love

  1. Matthew Gulbin

    September 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Cardinal Dolan says that no matter who you are, you can be (or become) a Catholic. This is very important because Catholics beleive that you should accept everyone for who they are. People, no matter what their race, gender, or sexual orentation, are accepted as followers of the Catholic Church.

    -Matt G

     
  2. Robert Salerno

    September 14, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I really like how much Cardinal Dolan not only wants to support the catholic church but he wants to support the world. This is a very important quality to have, we really need a person like him now and i will always respect what he does for not only the church but for the United States.

     
  3. William Salerno

    September 14, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I like what Cardinal Dolan was doing for us because doing stuff for everybody is a good quality to have and also is a quality of catholic teaching.

     
  4. Patrick Salerno

    September 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Cardinal Dolan’s article was about how it it is important to show kindness to everyone no matter who they are, this is an important trait to have not just for you ,but for your community. in addition he is also saying that no matter how far the wrong path you go you can always turn turn back.

     

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