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• What is Morality?
• Can Morality Really Be Taught?
– Can anyone really tell you what is right or wrong for you?
• Why Should We Study Morality?
– Moral Dilemmas as a child
– Main moral decisions that confront most teenagers
– What are the major moral dilemmas facing society
today?
• Are There Different Stages of Morality?
– Morality of Childhood
– In-Between Morality of Adolescence
– Morality of Mature Adulthood
Vocabulary Words
• Moral – “that which is good”
• Immoral – “that which is bad” - How people ought not to
act
• Amoral – those actions that are neither good or bad
• Decision – a conclusion arrived at after consideration
• Dictates – directives or commands by someone in
authority
• Obedience – submission to the command of another
• Dilemma – something difficult to solve
• Guidelines – policies or other indications for proper
action
• Implication– consequence
• Conscience – the human capacity to weigh and
evaluate right and wrong
• Code of Conduct – a system of principles or rules
• Principles
• Character
• Virtue
*Are there any universal “rules” or philosophies?
JUDAISM
HINDUISM
ISLAM
TAOISM
BUDDHISM
CHRISTIANITY
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Intelligence and Freedom
Help of the Holy Spirit
Support of the Church
Help of the Magisterium
Help of Jesus
Help of the Holy Spirit
• What is Grace?
• Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Wisdom
Understanding
Right Counsel
Fortitude
Knowledge
Piety
Fear of the Lord
Go out with friends or stay
home?
Lie to avoid getting in trouble
Eat at McDonald’s or Burger
King
Have sex before marriage
Lie to your parents
Cheat on a test
What factors might
make it difficult for
teenagers to make
informed, courageous
decisions?
Virtues
Actions &
Choices
CHARACTER
Habits
Vices
The Church
 Mother & Teacher
 Confers grace of the sacraments
 Christian Community
The Magisterium
 Popes & Bishops
 Infallibility
What is our Role?
To Summarize...
• Virtus (Latin word)
• Augustine
• Article What is Virtue?
• Theological Virtues
• Cardinal Virtues
– Prudence (wise judgment)
– Justice
– Fortitude (courage)
– Temperance (wholeness)
• FAITH
• HOPE
• LOVE
• Webster’s defines love as…
– ”a powerful emotion felt for another person
manifesting itself in deep affection, devotion or
sexual desire”
• C.S. Lewis’ Four Loves
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Storge
Philia
Eros
Agape
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• Relationship
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Relationship
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Relationship
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• Relationship
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– Na Maste
• Example
• What reasons might people have for not
choosing to do the right and good thing?
To not love?
• What reasons are there for being good or
moral, for doing what is right?
• What scripture passages are you aware of
that would help you in the process of
moral decision-making? Have each person
in your group select one.

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