Paragraph 1808

1808. Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life. the virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his life in defense of a just cause. “The Lord is my strength and my song.”70“In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”71

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63. What is the place of the human person in creation?

466. Why must human life be respected?

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440. Why does the Decalogue enjoin serious obligations?

93. What does the heart of Jesus exemplify?

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What is the Final Judgment according to Joel 3:14-16?

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Why did God judge the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and what can we learn from this, according to Genesis 18:16-33 and 19:1-29?