Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Virtues’

Justice and Law

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Every society in history has had some conception of justice and, on the personal level, even from an early age we have an intuitive sense of it.  Like wisdom, temperance and fortitude, justice is a personal virtue, but it is also an obligation in our relations with God and others. As Pope Francis notes, “Justice […] [Read more]

The Cardinal Virtues and the Pursuit of Happiness

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

In the Declaration of Independence, when our nation’s founders spoke of an inalienable right to the “pursuit of happiness,” they did not have in mind a mere feeling or emotional state, as happiness is today often understood.  They did not mean the pursuit of money or self-indulgent pleasures, which invariably are fleeting.  Much less did […] [Read more]