The authors study the structure of factual Catholic morality among higher education students (N=1.325) in Slovenia, 2002. Two sets of stands were initially formulated: one pertaining to traditional Cathechism morality, focusing on sinful behaviour, and another extracted from the alleged original Jesus' sayings on morality. The analyses showed that those declaring themselves as Catholics were more likely to agree with all assertions, whereas those identified as 'substantially religious' were even more so. Further factorial analysis indicated that Jesus' morality items fell within a Catholic belief component, whereas Cathechism ones fell within a component linked to psychological authoritarianism. In that sense, it is argued that theChurch is loosing its traditionalist moral authority among the believers, who are recurring to the Christian roots and considering the New Testament as their source of morality rather than the Cathechism of Catholic Church.