Posts Tagged ‘justice’

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]

Martin Luther King and Seeking Justice Through Love

Monday, January 18th, 2016

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the seminal event that launched the civil rights movement and thrust an unknown 26-year-old minister named Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., into national prominence. As our nation remembers him on this special day, we do so fully aware that his was a voice […] [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]

The Law at the Service of the Human Person

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

The tradition of the Red Mass began in England around 1310, following those held previously in Paris.  We continued that tradition today, gathering at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew to celebrate the 61st Annual Red Mass in our community with the sponsorship of the John Carroll Society.  Concelebrating with me was the Most Reverend Kevin J. Farrell, former […] [Read more]