Session 25–On Sin: Virtue and Vice





Anger & Forgiveness by Deacon Dr. Bob McDonald


What are the theological virtues?

Faith, Hope, and Charity are the theological virtues.

What is Faith?

Faith is a gift by which we believe in God and all God has revealed. This virtue is given by the Holy Spirit so that we can entrust ourselves completely to God, believing and accepting God’s gift of love in Jesus. In faith, we commit ourselves to living as if God’s Reign had come already.

What is Hope?

Hope is the virtue by which we look forward to the fulfillment of the Reign of God’s love that Jesus came to announce.

What is Charity or Love?

Charity is the virtue by which we love God above all else, because of God’s goodness to us. Charity also means that we love our neighbors as ourselves since Jesus revealed that to truly love God, we must love our neighbor as ourselves.

What are the Cardinal Virtues?

Temperance, Justice, Fortitude and Prudence

An important quality of persons striving to be holy is that they are always:

Seeking to do the will of God

According to the Catholic Church, what are the three foundations for living the moral life?

The Moral Law, God’s Grace, and a Well-formed Conscience