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Catechism in a Year

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

383. What is temperance?

Temperance moderates the attraction of pleasures, assures the mastery of the will over instincts and provides balance in the use of created goods.

Further reading: CCC 1809, 1838

384. What are the theological virtues?

The theological virtues have God himself as their origin, motive and direct object. Infused with sanctifying grace, they bestow on one the capacity to live in a relationship with the Trinity. They are the foundation and the energizing force of the Christian's moral activity and they give live to the human virtues. They are the pledge of the presence and action of the Holy Spirit in the faculties of the human being.

Further reading: CCC 1812-1813, 1840-1841

These excerpts are from the Compendium of the CCC.
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