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Virtual integrity

  1. 1. Virtual IntegritySister Geralyn Schmidt
  2. 2. Catholic World View1. God as Trinity2. Action of the Holy Spirit3. Jesus as God’s Son4. Meaning of life5. Church as community
  3. 3. Catholic World View6. Presence of God7. The Cross8. Human beings9. Proclaim love10. Social conditions
  4. 4. What are virtues?• “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (CCC 1803)
  5. 5. What are virtues?• A virtue is a habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows the person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of himself. The virtuous person tends toward the good with all his sensory and spiritual powers; he pursues the good and chooses it in concrete actions. (CCC 1803)
  6. 6. Why Practice Virtues?• Happiness• Decide how to live• How people respond to us
  7. 7. Internalizing a Virtue• Awareness• Understanding• Action• Reflection
  8. 8. The Virtue of Faith• Faith is the theological virtue by which we believe in God and believe all that he has said and revealed to us, and that Holy Church proposes for our belief, because he is truth itself. By faith “man freely commits his entire self to God.” For this reason the believer seeks to know and do God’s will. (CCC 1814)• Skillfully developed media
  9. 9. The Virtue of Hope• Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ’s promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit. “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” (CCC 1817)• Inspiration
  10. 10. Virtue of Charity• Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God. (CCC 1822)• The practice of all the virtues is animated and inspired by charity, which “binds everything together in perfect harmony”; it is the form of the virtues; it articulates and orders them among themselves; it is the source and the goal of their Christian practice. Charity upholds and purifies our human ability to love, and raises it to the supernatural perfection of divine love. (CCC 1827)• Motivated by and relevant to experience
  11. 11. Virtue of Prudence• Prudence is the virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it; “the prudent man looks where he is going.” (CCC 1806)• Attitude Awareness
  12. 12. Virtue of Justice• Justice is the moral virtue that consists in the constant and firm will to give their due to God and neighbor. Justice toward God is called the “virtue of religion.” Justice toward men disposes one to respect the rights of each and to establish in human relationships the harmony that promotes equity with regard to persons and to the common good. The just man, often mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures, is distinguished by habitual right thinking and the uprightness of his conduct toward his neighbor. (CCC 1807)
  13. 13. Virtue of Justice• Dignity of the human person• Psalm 8• Actions
  14. 14. Virtue of TemperanceTemperance is the moral virtue that moderates the attractionof pleasures and provides balance in the use of created goods.It ensures the will’s mastery over instincts and keeps desireswithin the limits of what is honorable. The temperate persondirects the sensitive appetites toward what is good andmaintains a healthy discretion: “Do not follow your inclinationand strength, walking according to the desires of your heart.”Temperance is often praised in the Old Testament: “Do notfollow your base desires, but restrain your appetites.” In theNew Testament it is called “moderation” or “sobriety.” Weought “to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world.”Creates a world wide view that is “catholic” that searches thewhole (CCC1809)
  15. 15. Virtue of Temperance• Balance use of media• Inter Mirifica
  16. 16. Virtue of Fortitude• Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life. The virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his life in defense of a just cause. (CCC 1808)• Honesty - Integrity
  17. 17. What is Integrity?• Definition• Integrity requires that we allow our faith to shape every aspect of life public as well as private.
  18. 18. Why Important?• Success factor• Moral decisions• Scripture • Psalm 15:1-2 • Proverbs 28:6 • Titus 2:7-8 • 1 Corinthians 10:31 • Hebrews 4:12
  19. 19. What integrity is NOT• Not perfect• King David
  20. 20. Societal “Opportunities”• Lying, cheating, stealing and lust• Compromise beliefs• Tempting the Click
  21. 21. Integrity Theft• Online battle• Attracting other to do wrong online• Issue of the heart
  22. 22. Real World vs. Online World Lure• Not real• Identity• Anonymity• Addictive
  23. 23. Seven Habits of Online Integrity• Refreshing your values – Name them – Apply values to online actions – What does Bible say?
  24. 24. Seven Habits of Online Integrity• Pledge Personal Integrity – Job 31:1 • I have made a covenant with my eyes – Individual, family
  25. 25. Seven Habits of Online Integrity• Seek trusted accountability – Friends – Confessor
  26. 26. Seven Habits of Online Integrity• Apply Technology – Training – Computer Security
  27. 27. Seven Habits of Online Integrity• Balance online and offline life – Know when to unplug
  28. 28. Seven Habits of Online Integrity• Practice Humble Authenticity – Know when to unplug
  29. 29. Seven Habits of Online Integrity• Becoming a Cyber Ambassador for Good – Your words count!
  30. 30. Technology Examination of Conscience