Tuesday, February 01, 2011

CUA Pres. Garvey's inaugural address relates knowledge to virtue


"Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University" is the title of President John Garvey's inaugural lecture at The Catholic University of America, delivered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Jan. 25, 2011. He reverses the relationship ordinarily assumed by academics and intellectuals to subsist between intellect and virtue, and he leans particularly on a number of insights from Blessed John Henry Newman at a couple of points.

[Hat tip to Sr. Maria Guadalupe, Spiritus Sanctus Academy, Plymouth, MI]

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It’s a great affirmation that facebook can actually be useful for more than announcing some dull and inattentive activity, but communicate thought with a pursuit of truth in community that may be explored.

Anon said...

Seems our culture often believes that education and intellect will lead to virtue. Does not necessarily work that way.

I do believe that virtue leads to knowledge and wisdom.