Explore what the Church teaches about morality, ethics and decision-making. What are the causes of crime and the aims of punishment? Should the death penalty be permitted or not?
What is meta-ethics the study of?
The language used in ethical discussion
Ethical issues, eg euthanasia
Bible stories on punishment
How does the Catholic Church define a wrong action?
It depends on the situation
A wrong act goes against the will of God
It is up to the individual to decide
What is absolute morality?
Belief that actions are either always right or always wrong
Actions are right or wrong based on the situation
Actions are right or wrong depending on what the individual thinks
Who is credited with the natural law theory?
What are the four cardinal virtues?
Prudence, fortitude, faith and charity
Prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance
Faith, hope, charity and justice
What are the three theological virtues?
Faith, hope and love
Faith, love and charity
Faith, hope and charity
What is the relationship between sin and crime?
They are always the same
They are never the same
They are sometimes the same
How does the Catholic Church define sin?
Sin is any act that harms someone else
Sin is when the laws of a country are broken
Sin is an act that goes against the will of God
What is the death penalty?
When a person who has committed a crime is put to death by the government
When a person is given a life sentence
When a person is given the harshest sentence allowed
What is the Catholic Church’s stance on the death penalty?
The Church disagrees with the death penalty
The Church agrees with the death penalty
The Church does not have a teaching on the death penalty