Truth
On Tap, Straight Up,
    No Chaser

      OLOP|YA
    Our Lady of Peace
   Young Adult Group




                   ...
Overview

       Quid est veritas?
               •   Truth   Personified
               •   Truth   and Unity
           ...
Quid est veritas?
Truth Personified
      "For this I was born and for this I came into the
      world, to testify to the truth. Everyone w...
Truth Personified

      "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way and the truth and
      the life. No one comes to the Father ex...
Truth and Unity

      “There is only one God…there is
      only one Christ…he has only one
      body…and he is the shep...
Truth and Unity

      “Complete my joy by being of the same mind, with
      the same love, united in heart, thinking one...
Truth and Unity

                     “And so I say to you, you are
                     Peter, and upon this rock I will
...
Truth and Unity

               “But if I should be
               delayed, you should
               know how to behave
 ...
Truth and Unity

      “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
      baptizing them in the name of the Father, ...
Truth and Holiness

      "… those who worship him
      must worship in Spirit and
      truth.“ John 4:24




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Truth and Holiness




      Man tends by nature toward the truth. He is obliged to honor
      and bear witness to it: "I...
Truth and Holiness
                                 "They will expel you from the synagogues;
         "Without           ...
Truth and Holiness

      "I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of
      God, to offer your bodies as a living s...
Truth and Holiness

               "Where were you when I laid the foundation of
               the earth? Tell me, if you...
Truth and Holiness
                                             “Only in truth does charity shine
                        ...
Truth and Suffering

                          “Then many of his disciples
                          who were listening sa...
Truth and Suffering

      “I do not ask that you take them
      out of the world but that you keep
      them from the e...
Truth and Freedom

      Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him,
      "If you remain in my word, you will trul...
Truth and Freedom

      “There is no true freedom except in the service of
      what is good…The choice to disobey and d...
Offenses Against Truth
Relativism

   Moral absolutism is         Moral relativism is the view that
   the meta-ethical view       ethical standa...
Relativism

      "The LORD God gave man this order: 'You are
      free to eat from any of the trees of the garden
      ...
Relativism

      “Revelation teaches that the power to decide what is good
      and what is evil does not belong to man,...
Relativism

      If there is no objective truth, then all we have is
      “Might Makes Right”, survival of the fittest.
...
Relativism in the Government

 According to a July 6 press release from
 the Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based
 pro-lif...
Relativism in the Media
 The media has "an obligation to the public," Archbishop Chaput stated, "a
 duty to illuminate pub...
Relativism




                         http://liveaction.org/


    Our series of hidden camera investigations, collected...
Relativism

      "For the time will come when people will not tolerate
      sound doctrine but, following their own desi...
Offenses Against Truth
Offenses Against Truth

      He becomes guilty of rash judgment who, even
      tacitly, assumes as true, without suffici...
Who is Truth?

               I AM THE TRUTH




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YOUNG ADULTS         Truth
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  1. 1. Truth On Tap, Straight Up, No Chaser OLOP|YA Our Lady of Peace Young Adult Group Still The One
  2. 2. Overview Quid est veritas? • Truth Personified • Truth and Unity • Truth and Holiness • Truth and Suffering • Truth and Freedom Offenses Against Truth • Relativism • Rash Judgement • Detraction • Calumny • Boasting OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  3. 3. Quid est veritas?
  4. 4. Truth Personified "For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.“ John 18:37 God himself is an eternal exchange of love, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and he has destined us to share in that exchange. CCC 221 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  5. 5. Truth Personified "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  6. 6. Truth and Unity “There is only one God…there is only one Christ…he has only one body…and he is the shepherd of one flock.” John 10:16 (also see Eph 4:5-6) “I urge you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and in the same purpose.” 1 Cor 1:10 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  7. 7. Truth and Unity “Complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing.” Phil 2:2 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  8. 8. Truth and Unity “And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matt 16:18-19 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  9. 9. Truth and Unity “But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Tim 3:15 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  10. 10. Truth and Unity “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Matt 28:19-20 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  11. 11. Truth and Holiness "… those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth.“ John 4:24 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  12. 12. Truth and Holiness Man tends by nature toward the truth. He is obliged to honor and bear witness to it: "It is in accordance with their dignity that all men, because they are persons . . . are both impelled by their nature and bound by a moral obligation to seek the truth, especially religious truth. They are also bound to adhere to the truth once they come to know it and direct their whole lives in accordance with the demands of truth.“ CCC 2467 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  13. 13. Truth and Holiness "They will expel you from the synagogues; "Without in fact, the hour is coming when everyone knowledge even who kills you will think he is offering zeal is not good; worship to God.” John 16:2 and he who acts hastily, blunders.” Proverbs 19:2 "If a blind person leads a blind person, both will fall into a pit.” Matthew 15:14 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  14. 14. Truth and Holiness "I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.“ Romans 12:1-2 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  15. 15. Truth and Holiness "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements -- surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? "Or who shut in the sea with doors, when it burst forth from the womb; when I made clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed bounds for it, and set bars and doors, and said, `Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed'? Job 38:4-11 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  16. 16. Truth and Holiness “Only in truth does charity shine forth, only in truth can charity be authentically lived…Without truth, charity degenerates into sentimentality. Love becomes an empty shell, to be filled in an arbitrary way. In a culture without truth, this is the fatal risk facing love.” “Fidelity to man requires fidelity to the truth, which alone is the guarantee of freedom and of the possibility of integral human development.” B16, Caritas in Veritate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhfHB3MpWTQ OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  17. 17. Truth and Suffering “Then many of his disciples who were listening said, 'This saying is hard; who can accept it?„…As a result of this, many (of) his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him.” John 6:60,66 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  18. 18. Truth and Suffering “I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world. And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth.” John 17:15-19. OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  19. 19. Truth and Freedom Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him, "If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-32 Freedom and Truth are two sides of the same coin. OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  20. 20. Truth and Freedom “There is no true freedom except in the service of what is good…The choice to disobey and do evil is an abuse of freedom and leads to the „slavery of sin‟” (CCC, n. 1733). OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  21. 21. Offenses Against Truth
  22. 22. Relativism Moral absolutism is Moral relativism is the view that the meta-ethical view ethical standards, morality, and that certain actions positions of right or wrong are are absolutely right or culturally based and therefore subject to a person's individual choice. We can wrong. all decide what is right for ourselves. You decide what's right for you, and I'll decide what's right for me. OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  23. 23. Relativism "The LORD God gave man this order: 'You are free to eat from any of the trees of the garden except the tree of knowledge of good and bad. From that tree you shall not eat; the moment you eat from it you are surely doomed to die.' " Genesis 2:16-17 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  24. 24. Relativism “Revelation teaches that the power to decide what is good and what is evil does not belong to man, but to God alone. The man is certainly free, inasmuch as he can understand and accept God‟s commands. And he possesses an extremely far-reaching freedom, since he can eat „of every tree of the garden.‟ But his freedom is not unlimited: it must halt before the „tree of the knowledge of good and evil,‟ for it is called to accept the moral law given by God. In fact, human freedom finds its authentic and complete fulfillment precisely in the acceptance of that law. God, who alone is good, knows perfectly what is good for man, and by virtue of his very love proposes this good to man in the commandments. God‟s law does not reduce, much less do away with human freedom; rather, it protects and promotes that freedom." Pope John Paul II‟s encyclical „Veritatis Splendor,‟ section 35. OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  25. 25. Relativism If there is no objective truth, then all we have is “Might Makes Right”, survival of the fittest. OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  26. 26. Relativism in the Government According to a July 6 press release from the Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based pro-life law center, the IRS has told the Coalition for Life of Iowa it will not receive nonprofit status unless the Iowa pro-life organization promises to limit its “picketing” and “protesting” of Planned Parenthood. http://www.ncregister.com/daily/irs_helps_planned_parenthood/ OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  27. 27. Relativism in the Media The media has "an obligation to the public," Archbishop Chaput stated, "a duty to illuminate public discourse by presenting the facts of a story in a full and truthful context, regardless of the intellectual fashions of the moment.“ “Too many news professionals don’t live up to this standard. And some, quite candidly, don’t seem to try.“ In the face of the media's failure to give a voice to the truth religion offers, Archbishop Chaput urged the audience of Catholic business professionals to "refuse to be stupid." "We can decline to be sandbagged by our news establishment into thinking that marriage for homosexual partners is inevitable or an obligation of social justice; or that Islam and Christianity lead to pretty much the same conclusions about freedom, society and the nature of the human person; or that the abortion issue is somehow 'settled' when thousands of unborn children continue to be legally killed everyday," he said. As he brought his address to a close, Archbishop Chaput called for Catholics to let their public moral witness "on abortion and every other vital social issue" be formed "not by the nightly news, but by learning and living an authentic Catholic faith.” http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16515 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  28. 28. Relativism http://liveaction.org/ Our series of hidden camera investigations, collected by a team led by Lila Rose in summer 2008, provide the public the inside story about the abortion industry and its abuses across the nation. Despite a consistent pattern of lawlessness and abuse, Planned Parenthood receives over $320 million from taxpayers each year. The tax-exempt "nonprofit" netted $100 million in net income last year including revenue of over $100 million directly from performing 289,000 abortions. OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  29. 29. Relativism "For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine but, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity, will accumulate teachers and will stop listening to the truth and will be diverted to myths." 2 Timothy 4:3-4 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  30. 30. Offenses Against Truth
  31. 31. Offenses Against Truth He becomes guilty of rash judgment who, even tacitly, assumes as true, without sufficient foundation, the moral fault of a neighbor; He becomes guilty of detraction who, without objectively valid reason, discloses another's faults and failings to persons who did not know them; He becomes guilty of calumny who, by remarks contrary to the truth, harms the reputation of others and gives occasion for false judgments concerning them. Boasting or bragging is an offense against truth. CCC 2477, 2481 OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  32. 32. Who is Truth? I AM THE TRUTH OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth
  33. 33. Pope John Paul the Great pray for us OLOP|YA YOUNG ADULTS Truth

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