WEEK TWO ESSAY: Please choose and write your response to ONE of the questions listed below, then email your essay as an attachment in .doc(x) or .pdf format to Christina by WEDNESDAY morning, January 19th at 10:00am.
1. The word conscience appears 30 times in the New Testament. Please explain the meaning St. Paul intends when he speaks of conscience in three or four of the following passages:
* Rom 2:15; 13:5
* 1 Cor 8:12; 10:27-29
* 2 Cor 1:12; 5:11
* 1 Tm 1:19
* Heb 10:22
Your response should include an explanation of how these verses relate to CCC 1786-1789.
2. After reviewing CCC 1803-1829, please choose TWO virtues - one theological, one cardinal - and read the corresponding articles written by Bishop Olmsted:
The Virtue of Faith (http://www.catholicsun.org/bishop/092007bishop.html)
The Virtue of Hope (http://www.catholicsun.org/bishop/110107bishop.html)
The Virtue of Love, Part II: Friendship (http://www.catholicsun.org/bishop/120607bishop.html)
The Virtue of Temperance (http://www.catholicsun.org/bishop/090607bishop.html)
The Virtue of Prudence (http://www.catholicsun.org/bishop/060707bishop.html)
In light of the article and relying on the Catechism, (explain) where and how do we see these virtues manifested in the life of the Blessed Mother? Then, apply these virtues to one or two common circumstances in life. How and why are these virtues important in these situations? Otherwise stated, describe two situations in life and explain how and why these virtues are necessary. Your essay should conclude with a commentary about the most compelling and/or challenging element(s) of the Bishop's article.