Category Archives: Catholic Church

Happy Are the Blessed – Part 1 of 4

Father Geiermann has stated that the object of our union with God is our happiness. He shows how we attain various degrees of happiness by practicing the virtues Christ recommended in the Beatitudes. He explains: “The Beatitudes are both the … Continue reading

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Union with God: Means and Signs

Father Geiermann continues his discussion of the human person’s union with God. He elaborates upon two means to union and then mentions some signs of that union. “There are two means of union with God; the one divine, the other … Continue reading

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Union with God: Object and Motive

Father Geiermann states that a human person’s union with God is “an active, intelligent, free, personal union.” Moreover, “according to this plan God does not debase Himself to the level of sinful man, but man, aided by God and guided … Continue reading

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Cardinal Moral Virtues – Part 3 of 3

Father Geiermann continues his discussion of the moral virtues by elaborating upon the cardinal virtues of temperance and fortitude. “Temperance is the virtue which moderates our desires according to right reason. It establishes order and moderation in all we say … Continue reading

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Cardinal Moral Virtues – Part 2 of 3

Father Geiermann continues his discussion of the moral virtues by elaborating upon the cardinal virtue of justice and upon the virtue of religion, which is a type of justice. “Justice is the virtue which renders to every one his due. … Continue reading

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Cardinal Moral Virtues – Part 1 of 3

St. Bonaventure teaches: “Let prudence guide your reason, let fortitude govern your temper, let temperance govern your desires, and let justice rule all your actions.” Father Geiermann writes: “All the moral virtues are subordinated to the four principal ones which … Continue reading

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Theological Virtues

St. Paul said: “Now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity” (1 Cor 13:13). Father Geiermann writes: “By uniting us directly to God each of the theological virtues exercises a fourfold influence … Continue reading

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