Presentation on theme: "St. Thomas Aquinas and the Catechism of the Catholic Church"— Presentation transcript:
1 St. Thomas Aquinas and the Catechism of the Catholic Church The LawSt. Thomas Aquinas and the Catechism of the Catholic Church
2 The treatise on the Evangelical Law The correspondence between St. Paul and the Sermon on the MountChristological Character of the Treatise
3 Treatise on the Law ST I-II, qq. 90-108 Law-an extrinsic principle of human actsOriginates in GodReasonWhat is the “end” of the law?What is the end of human action?
4 Treatise on Law“rationis ordinatio ad bonum commune, ab eo, qui curam communitatis habet, promulgata”
5 Kinds of Law Eternal Law Natural Law Human Law Divine Law What does it have to do with Divine Providence?Natural LawHow is it promulgated?Human LawFallible?Divine LawOldNew
6 The New Law Two elements Theology and the New Law Grace of the Holy SpiritTeachings of faith, commandments, Scripture, SacramentsTheology and the New LawHoly Spirit and VirtuesInfused Moral VirtuesNew Law and ReasonSermon on the MountMoral Precepts and VirtueThe Law of FreedomThe Evangelical Counsels