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In the News (Sat 15 Dec 18)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Faith
And though faith is so essentially of "the unseen" it may be that the peculiar function of the light of faith, which we have seen to be so necessary, is in some sort to afford us, not indeed vision, but an instinctive appreciation of the truths which are declared to be revealed.
If we regard faith precisely as an assent elicited by the intellect, then this bare faith is the same habit numerically as when the informing principle of charity is added to it, but it has not the true character of a moral virtue and is not a source of merit.
Indifferentism in all its phases was condemned by Pius IX in the Syllabus Quanta cura: in Prop.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05752c.htm   (6900 words)

  
 TCS Daily - The Faith-Based Encyclopedia
Contrary to the faith, the article has, in fact, been edited into mediocrity.
Not really: Take the statements of faith in the efficacy of collaborative editing, replace the shibboleth "community" with the banal "committee," and the surprise dissolves before your eyes.
Or, if you are of a statistical turn of mind, think a little about regression to the mean and the shape of the normal distribution curve.
www.tcsdaily.com /article.aspx?id=111504A   (2114 words)

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