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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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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).