Catholic children have tools in their toolbox for making good choices. From kindergarten, they learn about The Ten Commandments. They start to work on The Beatitudes at this early age, and they learn about “Works of Mercy” both Corporal and Spiritual in first and second grade. Making an ethical or moral choice is a lot clearer with these guidelines. Having a “Moral Compass” that is internalized helps us listen to our conscience. Then, when it is time for First Reconciliation, children learn to use The Ten Commandments, and the other teachings, for an “Examination of Conscience.” The Moral Compass within, given to us by God, keeps us on the right path.
The Moral Compass graphic was designed by Kim N. Buckley.