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THE VIRTUES. THE CARDINAL VIRTUES 1. The moral virtues are so called because they are of direct service to us in regulating our morals and shaping our conduct. 2. The principal moral virtues …More
THE VIRTUES.
THE CARDINAL VIRTUES
1.
The moral virtues are so called because they are of direct service to us in regulating our morals and shaping our conduct.
2. The principal moral virtues are the four cardinal virtues, so named because upon them hinge all the other moral virtues They are Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance (Wis. VIII, 7)
3. They had seen recognized and taught by the pagan philosophers of antiquity, but as purely natural virtues. Christianity having supernaturalised them and strengthened them in us through grace, they now have a higher aim.
Prudence.
4.
Prudence as a supernatural virtue illuminates the understanding and enables us to choose the surest means for working out our salvation.
Justice. 5. Justice is as a supernatural virtue leads us to render to God and to our fellow-man what is their due. It directs aright our feelings and actions towards our neighbour and makes us humble and diffident in regard to ourselves, just what absolute justice …More