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INTOLERANCE

A lack of reasonable patience and forbearance toward those who justly deserve recognition of their liberties. Christian charity requires tolerance even of the sinner. However, justice and charity demand intolerance of error, since the truth admits of no compromise.

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

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