Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saint Damasus, pope: "turn back the hearts of fathers toward their sons"

... put an end to wrath before the day of the LORD
-- Sir 48:1-4, 9-11

Vices can be classified according to the virtues they oppose, or also be linked to the capital sins which Christian experience has distinguished, following St. John Cassian and St. Gregory the Great. They are called "capital" because they engender other sins, other vices. They are pride, avarice, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony, and sloth or acedia.
-- CCC 1866

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