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The Theological Virtue of Charity – Part 2 of 5

Father Pegues elaborates upon the internal and external effects of the virtue of charity; and first, the three internal effects, which are joy, peace, and mercy. Concerning joy, he writes: “When the soul has the virtue of charity and performs … Continue reading

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The Theological Virtue of Charity – Part 1 of 5

Father Pegues continues his exposition of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Treatise on the Theological Virtues (Summa Theologica II-II, 1-46) by discussing the virtue of charity (love). Charity is “a special virtue which has precisely the role of making man lead a … Continue reading

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The Theological Virtue of Hope – Part 2 of 2

Continuing his discussion of the virtue of hope, Father Pegues distinguishes filial fear from servile fear, and then shows how the gift of fear of the Lord, which is a gift of the Holy Spirit, corresponds to the virtue of … Continue reading

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The Theological Virtue of Hope – Part 1 of 2

Father Pegues continues his exposition of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Treatise on the Theological Virtues (Summa Theologica II-II, 1-46) by discussing the virtue of hope. He says that the effect of the theological virtue of hope is that “our will, relying … Continue reading

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The Theological Virtue of Faith – Part 4 of 4

Father Pegues concludes his discussion of the virtue of faith by emphasizing the importance of the gift of wisdom and the danger of the sin of folly, which is opposed to wisdom. He states that, of all virtues and gifts … Continue reading

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The Theological Virtue of Faith – Part 3 of 4

Father Pegues continues his discussion of the virtue of faith by showing how four of the gifts of the Holy Spirit—wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and counsel—assist the virtue of faith. The gift of understanding assists in three ways. First, it “succours … Continue reading

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The Theological Virtue of Faith – Part 2 of 4

Father Pegues continues his discussion of the virtue of faith by defining the means by which are interpreted the truths of faith revealed by the Word of God. He states: “The Sovereign Pontiff, and through him the Catholic Church in … Continue reading

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