Temperance, the Key to Freedom
Many think that the Catholic Church is against pleasure and passion, thinking them evil and urging us to repress and deny our passions. This talk shows that the Church has always had a quite different view on the matter. This talk shows how temperance brings balance, strength and freedom into a person's life, not eradication pleasure, but instead making it serve the life-giving purpose for which it was created rather than becoming self-destructive. The talk touches on lots of hot topics: sexual desire, the drive to earn money, enjoy entertainment, food, alcoholic beverages, and even spiritual and intellectual pleasures like learning and prayer. Part of an 8 part series recorded on EWTN entitled "The Virtues: Seven Habits of Champions."