Justification is at
the same time the
of God's righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ. Righteousness
(or "justice") here means the rectitude of
divine love. With
justification, faith, hope, and charity are poured into
and obedience to the divine will is granted us.
includes the remission of sins, sanctification,
and the renewal of the inner man.
justification has two aspects. Moved by
grace, man turns toward God and away from sin, and so
forgiveness and righteousness from on high.
Council of Trentís teaching:
IX† If any one says, that by faith alone
the impious is justified; in such wise as to mean, that
is required to co-operate in order to the obtaining the
Justification, and that it is not in any way necessary,
that he be
prepared and disposed by the movement of his own will;