Module 1: Christian Values Key Terms
Conscience a person's sense of right and wrong. For many christians this is linked to God.
Dignity the value of a human person.
Sin behaviour which is against God's laws/wishes. A thought or action which is wrong, we know is wrong and freely choose.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit qualities from the Holy Spirit which will help a christian to live a Holy life.
Fruits of the Holy Spirit signs of the Holy Spirit in christian behaviour.
Commandment a rule for living, given by God; or one of the ten commandments
Adultery sex outside of marriage where one or both of the couple are already married to someone else.
Bear false witness to lie.
Covet wish, long or crave for something, especially the property of another person or someone
Beatitude meaning 'blessed are' or 'happy are'. Beginning portion of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus describes the qualities of the inhabitants of the Kingdom of God.
Sermon on the Mount collection for Jesus Christ's religious and moral teachings recorded in Matthew's Gospel
Kingdom of God wherever God is honoured as king and his authority accepted. Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God both on earth and in heaven.
Righteousness following moral principles.
Mercy to be kind and forgiving.
Peace an absense of war and conflict.
Module 1: Christian Values Quotes
"Love the lord your god, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind...love your neighbour as yourself. All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments" ~Matthew 22:37
"The aim of the virtuous life is to become like God" ~Catechism 1804
"May your good spirit lead me on level ground?" ~Psalms 143:10
"Because those who are led by the spirit of God are sons of God" ~Romans 8:14
"I run along the way of your commandments, for you have set my heart free" ~Psalms 119:32
"Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devils' schemes" ~Ephesians 6:10
"St Paul said: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praise worthy - think about such things" ~Phillipians 4:6
Module 2: Marriage Key Terms
Marriage a legal union between a man and a woman. Sacramental union between a man and a woman in the Roman Catholic church, witnessed by a priest.
Sacraments rites and rituals through which the believer receives a special gift of grace (e.g. baptism or the eucharist) 'an outward sign of inward grace'.
Permanent lasting or remaining without essencial change. Marriage is a life-long commitment.
Exclusive not divided or shared with others.
Life-giving having the power to give life.
Vows solemn promises that are made with God and people as witnesses.
Rite a set pattern of words and actions which are used in the celebration of the sacraments.
Fostering the taking of a child from a different family into a family home and bringing them up with the rest of the new family.
Adoption the legal process where a child is taken into the family as a son or daughter.
Sexual relationships outside of marriage sex between people who are not married to each other - adultery, sex before marriage and casual sex
Re-marriage when people who have been married before marry again
Divorce legal ending of a marriage
Annulment where the Roman Catholic church declares a marriage invalid.
Module 2: Marriage Quotes
"Be fruitful and increase in number" ~Genesis
"God made them male and female for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife" ~Mark's Gospel
"Till death us do part" ~Marriage Vows
"The Lord God said 'it is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him'" ~Genesis 2:18
"The sexual act must take place exclusively within marriage" ~C.C.C
"Thus the home is the first school of christian life" ~C.C.C
"Honour thy father and mother" ~10 Commandments
"Fathers do not exasperate your children" ~Emphesians
"A wife must not leave her husband" ~St. Paul
Module 3: Vocation Key Terms
Vocation doing something for the love of it; a feeling that God is calling someone to be a special ministry or way of serving others.
Laity (lay ministry) a role of service within the church, such as a reader or eucharist minister.
Laity (lay people) members of the church who are not in holy orders.
Priesthood the roles and duties of a priest, central to this is saying mass.
Ordination the status of being ordained to a sacred office: a deacon, priest or bishop
Deacon (diaconate) a minister who may lead some services such as baptism and marriage, reads the gospel at mass and participates in charity.
Celibacy the obligation to abstrain from sexual relationships; part of the vows taken by people entering religious life.
Religious Life dedicating life to God, taking vows and living in a particular holy way.
Apostolic religious communities which combine a life of prayer with a life working in the world, for example in education
Contemplative in the context of christian vocation; this applies to those who choose to live out their vocation in structured prayer, meditation and work, usually in enclosed religious orders
Module 3: Vocation Quotes
"there are different kinds of gifts, but the same spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men" ~1 Corinthians 12:46
Module 4: Reconciliation Key Terms
Confession stating your sins
Penance an act such as prayer required to receive God's forgiveness
Contrition a genuine sense of being sorry for your sins
Absolution removing guilt that results from sin. The final act of reconciliation.
Sin turning away from the ways of Jesus, not living by God's law, a barrier preventing people from being close to God.
Venial Sin not committed in full knowledge and are not always deliberate
Mortal Sin deliberate and leave people needing forgiveness.
Retribution revenge - e.g. the criminal pays for what they have done
Detterrence as a warning to others discouraging them from doing the same crime
Protection stopping the criminal from being able to commit crime again
Reform trying to change the criminals behaviour and attitudes so they are no longer a threat
Prejudice to prejudge someone. To believe in a stereotype.
Discrimination is to act on your prejudgement. Treating someone unfairly.
Module 4: Reconciliation Quotes
"The son said to him 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son'" ~Luke 15:21
(The Parable of the Lost Son) ~Luke 15:11-32
(The Good Samaritan) ~Luke 10:25-37
(The Unmerciful Servant) ~Matthew 18:23-35
(All One in Christ) ~Galatians 3:28
Module 5: Healing Key Terms
Suffering experience or be subjected to (something bad or unpleasant)
Healing become sound or healthy again (physical) religious belief can heal
Viaticum 'food for the journey' eucharist given to the sick who are near death
Death end if earth life for a person - follow on the journey to the afterlife
Resurrection Christ's rising from the dead
Sanctity of Life all life is sacred, it has sanctity
Abortion deliberate termination of an un-born baby usually through a medical procedure
Contraception deliberate use of artificial methods to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse
IVF In Vitro Fertilisation
Euthanasia painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in a irreversible coma
Module 5: Healing Quotes
"why is my pain unending and my wound greivous and incurable" ~Jeremiah 15:18
"It is not the healthy that need a doctor but the sick, I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners" ~Jesus
"Abba father, take this cup of suffering but let your will be done" (Jesus in the garden of gethsemane) ~Matthew 26:36-46
"We are all made in the image and likeness of God" ~Genesis
"All human life is sacred" ~Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae
"Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception; abortion and infanticide are the most abominable of crimes" ~Second Vatican Council
"The unborn human being's right to live is one of the inalienable human rights" ~Pope John Paul II
"Abortion is a serious sin, everyone, whether catholic or not, should have proper respect for human life" ~Declaration on Procured Abortion
"Every marriage act (sex) must remain open to the transmission of life"
"Be fruitful and increase in number" ~Genesis 1:28
"Any use whatsoever of any method that stops the natural power of sex to generate life is forbidden" ~Pope Pius XI
"Do to others as you would have them do to you" (golden rule)
"thou shall not kill" ~10 Commandments
"God made man in his own image" ~Genesis 1:27
"Don't you know that you are the temple of God" ~1 Corinthians 3:16-17
"I put to death and bring to life" ~Deuteronomy 32:39
Module 6: Global Issues Key Terms
Judgement God deciding who should be saved on the basis of actions in this life
Purgatory the punification of sin from a person who has died so they can come close to God in heaven
Heaven being with God after death
Hell being apart from god after death
Voluntary Euthanasia where the person suffering has asked for or consented to euthanasia
Non-Voluntary Euthanasia euthanasia where the person's consent cannot be given, because, for instance, they are in a coma
Involuntary Euthanasia this is the killing of a person against their will for some social or medical justification
Poverty where a population actually live in conditions of extreme need or hardship
World Poverty the idea that the majority of the world's population actually live in conditions of extreme need or hardship
Charity christian action for those in need
Module 6: Global Issues Quotes
"Love your neighbour as yourself" ~Matthew 22:39
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" ~Galatians 3:28
"God gives man and woman an equal personal dignity. Man is a person, man and woman equally so, since both were created in the image and likeness of the personal god" ~Catechism 2334
"For it was you who formed my inward parts: you knit me together in my mother's womb" ~Psalm 129:13
"Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven" ~Matthew 5:3 (Beatitudes)
"Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home" ~Mother Teresa
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you" ~Jeremiah
"Before you were born I set you apart" ~Jeremiah