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Quodlibet 32 – Theological and Cardinal Virtues

Virtues

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A Godzdogz reader asks about the connections between the theological and the cardinal virtues. Before answering this question, it's helpful to

One day, so the story goes, some people came across St John the Evangelist playing games and telling jokes with

Study is one of the central components of Dominican spirituality. To be studious is to be appropriately eager to study.

Humility – just another ‘monkish virtue’! That was British philosopher David Hume’s opinion in the eighteenth century and I would

Modesty, like so many of the Christian virtues, has been largely disregarded by Western liberal societies. In the latter

In the letter to the Ephesians, St Paul says "Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun

Clemency is the inclination to lessen punishment and it originates in love. Love as justice will sometimes require punishment; love

If temperance is the virtue concerned with moderating our physical desires, then where does continence (which seems to be about

Virginity is not seen in a positive light by many in society. The first of the seemingly endless series of

When chastity is spoken of in these times most people simply associate it with the edict of ‘not having sex

At first sight the notion of sobriety as a virtue might seem rather dull, or even worse, puritanical, but St.

John Paul II, a handy goalkeeper in his youth, often lauded the positive aspects of sport:The correct practice of

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