Cardinal Virtues

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A great and excellent book used to learn about christianity and ethics. It is used as an introduction to jesuit ethics and can be used to excel in several areas.

Text of Cardinal Virtues

Slide 1Cardinal and Theological Virtues in the Catholic Church

___________________________________ Slide 4Prudence ___________________________________Practical judgment. ___________________________________ An example of prudence is organizing your

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study time before an exam. Staying home before a final instead of going to a football or basketball game. Prudence asks the question,What is the right thing to do in this particular situation? (common sense).

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CARDINAL VIRTUESThe cardinal virtues are the four primary moral virtues. The English word cardinal comes from the Latin wordcardo, which means "hinge." All other virtues hinge upon these four virtues. The cardinal virtues can be practiced by anyone, religious or non religious.(Scott P. Richert)

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Cardinal Virtues There are four cardinal virtues a) Prudence b) Justice c) Fortitude d)Temperance

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Justice is the virtue that reminds us that the people with whom we share our world have rights and that, as much as possible, all people deserve to have basic needs met. In other words, justice is the virtue that explicitly ranks our own good as equal to the common good, the good of all people.

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___________________________________ Temperance is the virtue that refers to self regulating the amount of food we eat or ___________________________________ control in general. If we are incapable of

Temperance

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the amount of alcohol we consume, then we are not truly free. Temperance is primarily concerned with the control of the desires of the flesh, but when it manifests itself as modesty, it can also restrain the desires of the spirit, such as pride.

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Slide 8FortitudeFortitude is simply a fancy term for the virtue that the cowardly lion requests from the wizard of Oz-courage. It ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. The challenge is to stand up for what is right in the face of peer pressure or in circumstances when we are being called upon to step out of our usual patterns of behavior. Without the courage to act, all the other virtues are useless.

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THE THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES

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The Theological Virtues are gifts of God through ___________________________________ grace.Dramatization

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Slide 13Theological VirtuesTheological virtues are rooted in God and reflect Gods presence in our lives. The three Theological virtues are the following: a) Faith b) Hope c)Love (Charity)

___________________________________ Slide 16 ___________________________________ Hope is trusting in God, in everything that Christ ___________________________________ Hope is intimately tied to responsibility. It is future ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________has promised, and in the help of the Holy Spirit. oriented and means taking seriously the consequences of our actions. Jesus provides hope that, no matter how hopeless our current circumstances appear and despite trials and setbacks, in the end all will be well. Never Give up!

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Slide 14FaithFaith is the virtue by which we recognize that God exists and that God s very existence holds moral implications for us. Faith is believing in God and being faithful to him. Faith requires openness and trust. Faith -inaction involves trying to discover what is Gods will and then acting accordingly.

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___________________________________ Slide 18 ___________________________________ Love is the theological virtue representingthe virtue that places concern for God, ___________________________________

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the core of the Christian moral life. Love is

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manifest especially through concern for others, above everything else. The Catechism defines love in the words of the medieval theologian Saint Thomas Aquinas, To love is to will the good of another.

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Slide 20Love (cont.)Every other virtue that we might practice represents some dimension of love: every time we practice a virtue, we are giving expression to love. Pretty much love is the core virtue and when we practice any virtue, we are practicing love. Moral laws are norms for love: moral principals are the principles of love. Sin indicates a failure to love. Moral decision making is the process of practicing the art of love.

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