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Catholic Dictionary

Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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A deductive method of studying Scripture, tradition, and theology, especially the Summa of St. Thomas, concerning the spiritual life. conclusions are drawn from this deposit of faith about the nature of Christian perfection and the means to use for its attainment.

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