Tag Archives: Conscience

A World Without Conscience

In his book Endowments of Man, Archbishop Ullathorne considers what human society might be like if people did not possess a conscience: “That we may better understand the power of conscience, and what man would be without its light and … Continue reading

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What is Conscience?

Archbishop William Bernard Ullathorne writes in his Groundwork of the Christian Virtues: “We cannot return to God unless we enter first into ourselves. God is everywhere, but not everywhere to us. There is but one point in the universe where … Continue reading

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A Truly False Conscience

The editor of Light and Peace remarks how some people with a sincere desire to serve God fear that they might have a false conscience, that they might be laboring under a deceptive self-illusion that makes them think they are … Continue reading

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Freedom in Society

Archbishop Ullathorne in his book Endowments of Man enumerates three freedoms which individual human persons possess: “A man is corporally free in proportion to the space over which he can freely move. . . . He is mentally free in … Continue reading

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The Voice of the Eternal Word Within

Father Benson points out that “Christians know that the Second Great Commandment draws its force only from the First; yet, as a matter of fact, in spite of this, it is perfectly certain that though some men fail, for one … Continue reading

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Christ in the Exterior

Having shown how a person encounters Christ interiorly, that is, within his soul, Father Benson next shows how one encounter Him exteriorly, such as in the Eucharist, in the Church, and in other persons. He states: “Up to the present … Continue reading

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The Consolation of Moral Perfection

Father Frassinetti states that Christian perfection “is in itself the sum and substance of all the good things which form true happiness in this life, and give the most certain hope of beatitude in the life to come. In the … Continue reading

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