Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself 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....For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God....His conscience is man's most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths.
Catechism of the Catholic Church, page 490.
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A Catholic priest walks inside a church made of snow Dec. 28, 2011 in the Bavarian village of Mitterfirmiansreut, near the German-Czech border.