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The Catechism of Catholic Ethics: A work of Roman Catholic moral theology Paperback – March 3, 2010
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If you want to grow in Catholic moral teaching and don't want to be stood still on the first communion catechism (which many have already forgotten most of its teachings, and is not fitting for an adult Catholic person because as a person grows, needs to learn more), then this book is for you. Great companion to the adult CCC.
Even if you are not Catholic, or a believer at all, if you seek moral truth, and want to become an exemplary person in good conscience, you found the book. The author uses easy to understand language, explanations and examples of many situations in life with reliable sources the teachings are taken from, it'll be of great benefit to you.
I recommend this book not to be read lightly or speedy, not trying to finish the book as fast as you can, but as you read, meditate about it.
Each chapter contains a certain topic within Catholic ethics, such as abortion, contraception, marital sexual ethics, the three fonts of morality, by which all acts are judged, and on grace and salvation. It is written in a user-friendly, everyday style that will make it accessible to virtually everybody, while at the same time retaining the necessary theological terminology to explain each concept fully. Numerous examples of real-life situations are offered alongside the explanations, which makes it easier for the reader to relate to the issue in question. The author quotes from sources such as Papal encyclicals (such as Humanae Vitae, Evangelium Vitae) and the writings of Saints and Doctors of the Church, like St. Thomas Aquinas and St. John Chrysostom, while also giving a true and faithful interpretation of each one.
Catholic Moral Theology today is in a state that leaves a lot to be desired. There are many theologians (some with all the letters of the alphabet after their names) who have been granted imprimaturs and nihil obstats who have severely watered down true and faithful Church teaching, especially on issues like contraception, pre-marital relationships and homosexuality. These persons have given society what they want to hear, and have done great spiritual damage in the process.
If you consider yourself to be a faithful Catholic who tries to live as Christ taught, then this book will be of excellent value to you. It is true that sometimes books of theology can be hit or miss as regards the soundness of their teaching, but it is clear that this book deals with the true and just teachings of the Magisterium, and of Sacred Scripture and Tradition. The book offers a clear and consistent presentation of Catholic Church teaching and for the willing faithful, it will not disappoint.
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