Question of the Day for Thursday, July 18, 2013
The Gift of Faith
Q. How can faith be both a gift and a virtue?
A. Here’s a reply from Father Reginald Martin:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines a virtue as “an habitual and firm disposition to do the good” (No. 1803). We acquire the moral virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance) by our hard work. The theological virtues (faith, hope and charity), by contrast, “are infused by God into the souls of the faithful to make them capable of acting as his children and of meriting eternal life” (No. 1813).
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