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By Robert L. Judge, Catholic East Texas, Dec. 10, 2021

The Church teaches that faith is a theological virtue. This means faith comes from God as a gift and not something that we obtain on our own. The Catechism of the Catholic Church confirms this when it says, “Faith is a gift from God, a supernatural virtue infused by him” (153).

But we often hear people claim that they do not have faith. If someone claims they do not have faith, does that mean God has chosen not to give this person the gift of faith?

This line of thinking would lead us to believe that God is the kid with a magnifying glass burning ants and getting jollies out of it. …