Teach Your Sons to Be Religious, Not Sentimental
The practice of religion is not a virtue of faith. This might seem very strange since we usually understand loosely that the cardinal virtues (prudence, justice, temperance, fortitude) deal with how we treat things in this world and the theological virtues (faith, hope, love) to act toward God. Doesn’t religion deal with God and, therefore, the theological virtues?
To reconcile this we need to be careful not to make the absolute distinctions that are common to secular (and wrong) thinking. In this case, the issue is distinguishing things of God from things of the “real world.” The reason distinctions are made