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VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Moderation & Self-Control (Cardinal Virtues Part 3)

When people hear the word “temperance,” they might think back to the time of prohibition in the United States when it represented a banning of all alcohol. But as Father Jonathan Morris explains in part three of his video series on the cardinal virtues, the word actually refers to self-control and moderation.

Specifically, practicing temperance reminds us that we can be so focused on “getting” that we lose the ability to appreciate what we have – and we neglect the good that we can do for others. Here are Father Jonathan’s insights on practicing temperance in your life.

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About Tony Rossi

After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony.