The Virtues of Reform
Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the cardinal virtues; virtues that every reformer needs. In the Catholic Church, reform happens through the saints.
“While holiness and virtue are not exactly the same thing, the latter is the surest way to the former. Grace builds on and perfects nature. The highest of the virtues, the theological virtues –faith, hope, and love – will better take root the more we possess the cardinal virtues: temperance, fortitude, prudence, and justice. The need for these virtues can be seen most acutely in the consequences of their absence.”