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Moral Theology: Getting Started

Moral thought begins in the conscience informed by natural law. The Ten Commandments and Jesus' life are the foundations for Catholic moral action, which has resulted in the Church's strong social teachings.

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Introduction

Catholic Moral theology, known as Christian Ethics in non-Catholic contexts, encompasses Roman Catholic social teaching, medical ethics, sexual ethics, and moral virtue and theory.

Moral theology seeks to define and address things such as the different methods of moral discernment, the definitions of right and wrong, good and evil, sin and virtue, etc.

Studies in moral theology are numerous and wide-ranging. The literature for research is very large and diverse.

Since Vatican II

Thomas Aquinas: Fundamental Moral Theology

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Summa Theologica, Prima Secundae Partis. Section on law. English translation. The Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas, 2nd. and rev. ed., trans. by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province, 1920.

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Curt LeMay
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