By Sister Maria Philomena, M.I.C.M.
Theme: Right and Freedom: Catholic Considerations on MisusedConcepts
Title: ‘Always Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide’: Was Jiminy Cricket Right?
This talk might have been entitled “Conscience 101, in Sixty Minutes.” It was an excellent summation of perennial philosophy’s teaching on the nature of man in relation to his two spiritual faculties of intellect and will. Sister establishes conscience in the intellect, which has truth for its proper object. If the will of man is good, it embraces the natural law as the good that it knows by reason. Sister explains how the conscience ought to conform to the natural law and deal with reality, not lies. Conscience continues to be informed by God’s positive law as grace builds on nature, making the mind and will of man to mature in perfection.
From 2011 SBC Conference
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