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20 Answers: Good and Evil

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A Map to the Moral Universe

What is morality and where does it come from?

Is it okay to do something “wrong” if in my conscience I believe it’s right?

How do we know what actions are sinful, and whether they are venial or mortal sins?

Why do God and the Church give us so many negative commandments? Isn’t the most important thing that we just love each other?

In this booklet you’ll find smart, solid answers to these questions and many more.

Do good and avoid evil, says the Lord. Yet sometimes, the question of how to live a good and upright life can seem more complicated than the mysteries of theology! But God’s commandments are meant to be a pathway to happiness, not confusion. 20 Answers: Good and Evil explains the moral principles, both natural and revealed, that the Church proclaims as a sure guide to loving God and neighbor—and thereby becoming most fully human.

The 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, compelling arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package.

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    20 Questions Good and Evil

    Posted by Laura McGaffey on Apr 3rd 2023

    At halfway through I find this little book difficult to understand. Even with all the quotes from the catechism and examples shared it’s as though I need theology and ethics degrees to follow the concepts and reasoning. I’m hoping the second half of the book is more down to earth. Because at this point I’ve just been made very confused.

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