In 1991 Joseph Card. Ratzinger gave a talk to American Bishops called “Conscience and Truth”. This talk is useful today, especially in the context of two major controversies that are going on as I write, namely, the defense of the proper definition of marriage and, of course, the attacks on the consciences of Catholics and others by the Obama Administration, which is trying to undermine the our first liberties.
The talk is longish, so I have broken it into three parts. PODCAzT 130 included my preliminary comments and Part 1 of the talk, “A Conversation On The Erroneous Conscience And First Inferences”. PODCAzT 131 had Part 2: “Newman and Socrates: Guides to Conscience”.
Now for Part 3: “Systematic Consequences: the two levels of conscience – Anamnesis – Conscientia” and then an Epilogue.
BTW… at the end is the wonderful rendering of the Battle Hymn of the Republic with US Army Chorus sang for Pope Benedict when he visited Pres. Bush at the White House. I included the verse:
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.