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Living Our Faith — Practicing virtue

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This week’s topic:

The focus of virtue is the other. The other, in this context, is God and our fellow brothers and sisters.

A woman displays the e-book version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on an iPad in Washington June 14, 2012. The Catechism of the Catholic Church gives us specifics when it comes to virtue. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
A woman displays the e-book version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on an iPad in Washington June 14, 2012. The Catechism of the Catholic Church gives us specifics when it comes to virtue. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

As Christians, we strive to move constantly closer to God, to become more like Christ, and to serve others as Christ did during his journey in this world.

The catechism speaks of virtue as the tendency toward the good with all of our “sensory and spiritual powers.”