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canonization

a declaration by the Pope naming a person a Saint. Canonized Saints have special feast days or memorials in the Church's calendar.

Cardinal Virtues

the four principal moral virtues—prudence, temperance, justice, and fortitude—that help us live as children of God and from which the other moral virtues flow. We strengthen these good habits through God’s grace and our own efforts.

charity

the theological virtue of love. It directs us to love God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves, for the love of God

chastity a moral virtue and one of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit that helps us to act and think in ways that are appropriate and pure
common good the good of everyone, with particular concern for those who might be most vulnerable to harm
confession another name for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation; an essential element of the Sacrament when you tell your sins to the priest
conscience

the God-given ability that helps us judge whether actions are right or wrong. It is important for us to know God's laws so our conscience can help us make good decisions.

Corporal Works of Mercy

actions that show care for the physical needs of others

covenant a sacred promise or agreement between God and humans