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A Friend Indeed – Part 6 of 7

Continuing his discussion of the varieties of permanent assistance God offers us, Father Geiermann mentions another kind of assistance in the supernatural order: infused virtues. “The supernatural virtues which God imparts to the soul with sanctifying grace are the theological … 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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The Moral Virtue of Prudence – Part 3 of 3

Father Pegues concludes his exposition of the virtue of prudence by discussing sins opposed to prudence on account of excess. Such sins include varieties of false prudence and false solicitude. False prudence is “that complexity of sins which vitiate the … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Prudence – Part 2 of 3

Father Pegues continues his exposition of the virtue of prudence by discussing sins opposed to prudence. Some sins are opposed to prudence on account of defect; others, on account of excess. Here we shall discuss sins of defect, and in … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Prudence – Part 1 of 3

The Dominican Father Thomas Pegues discusses St. Thomas Aquinas’ Treatise on the Cardinal Moral Virtues (Summa Theologica II-II, 47-170), which are prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. He writes: “Prudence is a principle of moral action that perfects man’s practical reason, … Continue reading

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