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[quote:2y7x8wm0]Actually, the Cathechism, as far as I know, is QUITE clear that we form our own conscienses.[/quote:2y7x8wm0]
We inform it, educate it…. but it’s source is God, is it not?
[quote:2y7x8wm0] Are you telling me everyone in this world who has a mishapen conscience was jjust neglected by God because He did not give them a True conscience? [/quote:2y7x8wm0]
No, not at all…. don’t know where you are getting that.

You might think that conscience and it’s formation are the product of human effort and discipline, but I respectfully disagree. The conscience indeed can be educated and formed, but never forget that it is a gift from God and is not 100% in our power:

1776 “Deep within his conscience man discovers [color=red:2y7x8wm0]a law which he has not laid upon himself [/color:2y7x8wm0]but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment. . . . [color=red:2y7x8wm0]For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God.[/color:2y7x8wm0] . . . His conscience is man’s most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths.”

Peace be with you,
Scott