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An invitation to the Cardinal Virtue lecture event on Dec. 12

December 6, 2018

Campus Notes News

You’re invited to the first of our Cardinal Virtues presentations, scheduled throughout the 2018-19 academic year. These speakers and topics have been chosen to create thought-provoking dialogue as Saint Mary’s University cultivates virtues that will guide learners throughout their educational journeys and as they enter the world as leaders in their professions and communities.

Economic Justice

“Justice, Dynamism, and Social Order”
Catherine Pakaluk, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Catholic University of America

Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. with a reception following.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Events Center
2540 Park Ave.
Minneapolis, Minn. 55404

A bus for faculty, staff, and students will depart Winona from the Toner Student Center at 1:30 p.m. Pizza will be served on the return trip to Winona.

Questions? Contact the Office of Mission at 507-457-1646.

Catherine Ruth Pakaluk (Ph.D, 2010) joined the faculty of The Catholic University at the Busch School in the summer of 2016 and is the founder of the Social Research academic area, where she is an assistant professor of Social Research and Economic Thought. Formerly, she was assistant professor and chair of the Economics Department at Ave Maria University. Her primary areas of research include economics of education and religion, family studies and demography, Catholic social thought, and political economy.


Prudence (Practical Wisdom) is an intellectual aptitude that enables us to make judgments that are consonant with our proper end as human beings.

Temperance, in a general sense, denotes a kind of moderation common to every moral virtue and is directed to the good.

Courage (Fortitude) moderates those desires that prevent us from undertaking more daunting, difficult tasks — even allowing us to endure pain and discomfort when necessary in pursuit of truth and good.

Justice is a sustained or constant willingness to extend to each person what he or she deserves in relation to what is truly good for that individual and having both community and individual elements related to it.