Catholic teaching on conscience

  • Little else defines humanity than the gift of being able to personally distinguish good from evil and to choose between them.
  • The inner voice that moves us to do good under any circumstances and to avoid evil by all means is called conscience.
  • It is in the conscience that God speaks to us.
  • Anyone who overlooks the conscience of a person, ignores it and uses coercion, violates that person’s dignity.

Dig Deeper: Corresponding CCC section (1776-1782) and other references:

http://www.catholiccrossreference.com/catechism/#!/search/1776-1782

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