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FAITH, VIRTUE OF

The infused theological virtue whereby a person is enabled to "believe that what God has revealed is true -- not because its intrinsic truth is seen with the rational light of reason -- but because of the authority of God who reveals it, of God who can neither deceive nor be deceived" (First Vatican Council, Denzinger 3008).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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