In the video below, Father Robert Barron addresses whether or not there really is any true right or wrong, and how we can know this. When we have done something morally wrong, we feel shame. Cardinal Newman referred to the conscience as “the aboriginal vicar of Christ in the soul.” There is something about the conscience that presses upon us with enormous power. The conscience places us in the presence of someone we love. It is the contact we have with the personal God who rewards us and who chides us when we’re less than what we should be.
For more information on this topic and many others regarding our Catholic faith, check out Father Robert Barron’s Word on Fire website and resources at WordonFire.org.
About Father Robert Barron
Father Robert Barron is an acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian. He is the rector of Mundelein Seminary near Chicago and the founder of Word On Fire. Fr. Barron is a native of Western Springs, Illinois.