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The Moral Virtue of Temperance – Part 5 of 5

We conclude Father Pegues’ exposition of the virtue of temperance by discussing humility, which is the species of modesty that regulates the desire of one’s own excellence. The virtue of humility “makes man repress or regulate whatever touches his own … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Temperance – Part 4 of 5

Continuing Father Pegues’ discussion of virtues associated with temperance, we now discuss modesty and two of its species. The virtue of modesty “restrains the sensitive appetite in things that are less difficult to regulate than those which are the object … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Temperance – Part 3 of 5

In his exposition of the virtue of temperance, Father Pegues discusses virtues associated with temperance. These are continence, clemency, meekness, and modesty. The virtue of continence consists in “choosing not to follow the violent movements of passion, and this for … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Temperance – Part 2 of 5

Father Pegues continues his exposition of the virtue of temperance by discussing two species of temperance: chastity and virginity. The virtue of chastity is “that perfection of the sensitive appetite which makes man master of all the impulses that bear … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Temperance – Part 1 of 5

Father Pegues continues his exposition of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Treatise on the Cardinal Moral Virtues (Summa Theologica II-II, 47-170) by discussing the virtue of temperance. Temperance is “that virtue which keeps man’s sensitive appetite within the bounds of reason so … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Fortitude – Part 2 of 2

Father Pegues continues his exposition of the virtue of fortitude by discussing three virtues associated with fortitude: magnanimity, magnificence, and patience. The proper object of magnanimity is “to strengthen one’s soul in its effort to accomplish great acts in so … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Fortitude – Part 1 of 2

Father Pegues continues his exposition of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Treatise on the Cardinal Moral Virtues (Summa Theologica II-II, 47-170) by discussing the virtue of fortitude. Fortitude is “that perfection in the moral order of the sensitive appetite whose object is … Continue reading

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