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Justice or Charity?
A group of students visits a nursing home for an hour a week to fulfill a requirement for their religion course.

Charity

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Writing a letter to the editor of a newspaper voicing opposition to the death penalty.

Justice

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Working at a soup kitchen

Charity

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A fraternity holds a canned food drive for poor families just before the Christmas holidays.

Charity

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An environmental organization lobbies members of Congress to pass legislation protecting the environment.

Justice

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Voting for a bill that increases safety standards in industry.

Justice

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A restaurant donates its surplus food to a soup kitchen

Charity

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Tutoring poor children in math

Charity

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Shoveling an elderly neighbor's driveway during a snowstorm

Charity

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Picketing a place of business that has racist hiring policies.

Justice

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Donating clothes to a shelter for victims of domestic violence

Charity

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Contributing money to a homeless shelter

Charity

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Which Virtue?
Ervin tries to be as good as a person can be because he wants to go to Heaven

Hope

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Virtue?
Clyde resists the temptation to cheat on his test, evem though he is pretty sure he could get away with it.

Fortitude

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Virtue?
Despite never being printed, Ruth continues to write ketters to the editor against abortion

Hope

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Marvin decides to help out at a summer camp helping the underprivileged because he believes rhey have dignity.

Faith

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Fred decides that he has had enough to eat after one plateful, even though he's at an all-you-can-eat restaurant

Temperence

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Maybelle decides to donate some of her allowance to salvation army because she knows it will help the homeless

Charity

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Raylon decides to pay the asking price for a used car because it is in excellent condition and its the model he wants

Prudence

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Arnold gets up and goes to church because he wants to keep the sabbath holy

Faith

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Frankie doesnt join in in making fun of the new kid in class

Fortitude

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Pearl donates some blankets to the homeless shelter because of the recent cold snap in the city.

Charity

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Webster decides that he should only take the amount he can afford to lose to the casino

Temperance

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Tommy stops drinking so that he can drive home safely

Prudence

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Melvin pays for his toothpaste at target even though he thinks he could probably walk out with it.

Fortitude

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Agatha is leaning towards buying the more expensive shirt because it isnt made in a sweat shop

Fortutude

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Charity versus Justice

Charity: Good Samaritan; gives temprary relief to victim of injustice; private individual acts; responds to immediate needs; provides direct service; requires repeated actions; directed at symptoms of injustice; rarely controversial

Justice: Moses challenges the institution that oppresses his people; public, group actions; addresses long term needs; works to change institutions; resolves structural injustice; directed at the root cause of the injustice; usually controverisal

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4 Types of Justice

Distributive Justice---Justice that guarantees the common welfare. It invloves sharing. It sees to the just distribution of the goods of creation that God intends for all of us to use and share. Basic human dignity requires that we give enough the right to enough goods to live a human life. We entrust this to the government; taxes= fire and police for all; education

Commutative Justice--- Fairness in agreements and exchanges between individuals and private social groups. You get what you pay for. Commutative justice is based on the principle of equality between what is given and what is received.

Legal Justice---The flip side of distributive justice. Legal justice regards citizens' obligations toward larger society and government. Legal justice requires that citizens follow state laws and participate in government.

Social Justice---Applies the Gospel message of Jesus to the structures, systems, and laws of society in order to guarantee the rights of individuals. Social justice demands that everyone have a fair say in the social, political, and economic institutions of society. Everyone has the right to contribute to greater society (contributive justice)

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Justice?
A welfare program like food stamps provides low income with enough food to eat

Distributive Justice

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Agreeing to mow a neighbor's lawn for a set price

Commutative Justice

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Justice?
All males must register with the selective service within 30 days of turning 18.

Legal Justice

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Justice?
A trade agreement between an Asian and European Country

Commutative Justice

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A student loan program ensures that anyone accepted to college is able to attend

Distributive Justice

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A referee agrees to fairly officiate a ball game

Commutative Justice

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All citizens must file their taxes on or before April 15

Legal Justice

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Paying the cahier for Christmas gifts

Commutative Justice

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You must be 18 to vote

Legal Justice

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A country constantly monitors its laws and policies to make sure they aplly to all citizens equally.

Social Justice

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Paying taxes so all people are guaranteed police and fire protection

Distributive Justice

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Cardinal virtues are good habits that we can acquire theough human effort, and help us cooperate with and respond to God's love for us.

Definition of cardinal virtue

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Prudence

Good common sense, human reason married to truth. Helps us discover what is good in every situation and helps us choose the right ways of achieving it.

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Fortitude

Gives us firmness, strength, and courage to deal with temptations, difficulties, and dangers in doing what is right and true. Spiritual "intestinal courage" to help us do what is right while overcoming fear.

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Temperance

Moderates the attraction of the pleasures and provides balance in the use of created goods. Control of appetitie for human goods and their use in the right way.

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Theological Virtues

These virtues are god-given, meaning their origin, motive, and object is God the father, God the son, and God the Holy Spirit. Foundation of Catholic moral life. Allow holy spirit to be in us and work in us.

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Faith

Empowers us to believe in God and all that he has said and revealed to us, including what the church proposes as belief.

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Hope

Helps us to desire heaven and eternal happiness, trudting firmly in Christ's promises and relying, not on one's efforts, but on the help and graces of the Holy Spirit.

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Charity

Enables us to love God above all else for his own sake and love thy neighbor as oneself. Charity is the most important virtue. We cannot work for justice without charity.

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Justice or Charity?
Refusing to buy a pair of running shoes produced by a company that pays workers unjustly.

Justice