Morality of a Human Act

The morality of human acts depends on:

– the object chosen (the “what”  of an action– i.e., playing golf);

– the end in view or the intention (the “why” or motive for playing golf– fun, exercise etc.);

– the circumstances of the action ( the situation which exists at the time of the action– is the person employed, single, what time of day, what place, how much etc.)

A morally good act requires the goodness of the object; of its end;  and of kits circumstances together (CCC 1760).