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Absolutism

The beliefs that there are certain actions which are always right or wrong. The beliefs that moral laws exist eternally and are not just human inventions.

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Eucharist

Meaning ‘thanksgiving’. The name Catholics use to describe the rite where the bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus Christ and are received by the people. Also the name for the real presence of Jesus in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

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Evangelisation

Literally means spreading the ‘Good News’ which can be translated as ‘Gospel’. The sharing of the Gospel and life of Jesus with others.

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Forgiveness

The act of pardoning someone for the offences they have caused you. Overlooking a person’s faults.

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Punishment

The consequences of a wrong decision and a penalty imposed by a person in authority on the person who has committed wrongdoing.

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Relativism

The belief that there is no moral law and that rules that govern what is right and wrong are human inventions and change from place to place from age to age.

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Salvation

The belief that through Jesus’ death and resurrection humanity has achieved the possibility of life forever with God.

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Sin

Acting against the will or laws of God.

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Death

The end of the physical life. When the physical body ceases completely to function

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Eternal life

The term used to refer to life in heaven after death. Also, the phrase Jesus uses to describe a state of living as God intends which leads to this life in Heaven

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Hell

Those who exercise their own free will ultimately reject God’s grace and forgiveness, will have chosen to live eternally outside of God’s presence. This total lack of God for all eternity is what we call “Hell”

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Judgement

At the end of our life, we will be faced with an ultimate choice to choose God or reject God. The decision we take leads to judgment and decides whether we ‘go’ to Heaven or Hell

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Magisterium

The teaching authority of the Church, exercised by the Bishops in communion with the Pope. The Magisterium is given grace by the Holy Spirit to faithfully interpret the scriptures and tradition

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Resurrection

The raising of the body to life again after death. Christians believe that Jesus has already experienced resurrection and that all people will experience it at the end of time