Be honest. I say the word “conscience” and you think of what? A well-dressed talking cricket? Or an angel and devil hovering over each of your shoulders? These are amusing caricatures. But they deceive us into thinking the formation of conscience is only for children. In this episode, Richaél Lucero reveals how the conscience is a place of intimate connection with God. Listen and you’ll learn how to continue the life-long task of forming your conscience.
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Examination of Conscience for Confession
Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment. . . . For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God. . . . His conscience is man’s most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths.CCC 1716
Conscience is a judgment of reason whereby the human person recognizes the moral quality of a concrete act…CCC 1778
The education of the conscience is a lifelong task.CCC 1784
In the formation of conscience the Word of God is the light for our path, we must assimilate it in faith and prayer and put it into practice.CCC 1785
When you listen to your conscience, the prudent man can hear God speakingCCC 1777
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