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The Cardinal Virtues: Prudence

March 5, 2018 7 Comments
The Cardinal Virtues: Prudence

Last week we considered the seven deadly sins; this week we begin a series on the virtues. Traditionally, there are seven Christian virtues: the cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude, and the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity. There are also seven virtues (some of which are also in the previous list) […]

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A Brief Story About the Need for Prudence

January 24, 2018 1 Comment
A Brief Story About the Need for Prudence

God speaks to us through many experiences and images. Sometimes there are differing layers of meaning and we must carefully and prudently discern what God is saying to us. Prudence is not the same as caution. Rather, it is the virtue that bids us, in each situation, to keep in mind our deeper call and […]

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On Prudential Judgment and the Question of Corporal Punishment

April 16, 2010 34 Comments

There was an interesting debate segment today on Fox News on the topic of Corporal Punishment, or “paddling.”  You can see the debate, hosted by Megyn Kelly at the bottom of this post. (cf also Washington Post article). Not having been born yesterday I realize that the concept of spanking children is controversial to say […]

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