He simply said "we must repay evil with good" which in general terms I wholeheartedly agree with. How can anyone not agree with the words of Jesus?
The fact that he left it right there and did not press on indicates his modernist liberal Catholic theological roots rather than traditional Catholic roots.
He could have expanded on that as Jesus would have. A perfect paradigm would have been to unite it in with the Four Cardinal Virtues of Classical Antiquity starting in Plato, expanded by Cicero, and later refined by Saints Ambrose, Augustine of Hippo and in Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica. The term "Cardinal' derived from the Latin "cardo" meaning "hinge" are so called because they are hinges upon which the door of the moral life swings.
They consist of:
• Prudence - ability to judge between actions with regard to appropriate actions at a given time
• Justice - the perpetual and constant will of rendering to each one his right
• Temperance or Restraint - practicing self-control, abstention, and moderation; tempering the appetition
• Fortitude or Courage - forbearance, endurance, and ability to confront fear, uncertainty and intimidation
Later these were refined in the Catholic Faith to the Theological Virtues.
- • Lack of faith may give place to incredulity (as in atheism and agnosticism), blasphemy or apostasy.• Lack of hope may give place to despair or cynicism.
- • Lack of love may give place to hatred, wrath or indifference.
They are also found in the Biblical apocrypha. 4 Maccabees 1:18-19 relates: “Now the kinds of wisdom are right judgment, justice, courage, and self-control. Right judgment is supreme over all of these since by means of it reason rules over the emotions.”
The "cardinal" virtues are not the same as the three theological virtues: faith, hope, and charity (see 1 Corinthians 13). Together, they comprise what is known as the seven virtues, also known as the theological virtues. While history suggests that the first four date back to Greek philosophers and were applicable to all people seeking to live moral lives, the theological virtues appear to be specific to Christians as written by Paul in The New Testament.
In the Book of Genesis (28:10-22) Jacob describes his vision of a ladder or stairway leading to heaven. In oral tradition, the three principal rungs on the ladder were denominated empathy, Hope and Love.
These three are mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13: And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Because of this reference, the seven attributes are sometimes grouped as four cardinal virtues (prudence, temperance, fortitude, justice) and three heavenly graces (faith, hope, charity).
Efforts to relate the cardinal and theological virtues differ. St. Augustine sees faith as coming under justice. Beginning with a wry comment about the moral mischief of pagan deities, he writes:
"They [the pagans] have made Virtue also a goddess, which, indeed, if it could be a goddess, had been preferable to many. And now, because it is not a goddess, but a gift of God, let it be obtained by prayer from Him, by whom alone it can be given, and the whole crowd of false gods vanishes. For as much as they have thought proper to distribute virtue into four divisions--prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance--and as each of these divisions has its own virtues, faith is among the parts of justice, and has the chief place with as many of us as knowing what that saying means, ‘The just shall live by faith.’" (Saint Augustine's City of God)
One final question, do you think Michael Voris will mention this in his Church Militant Vortex? No! He is just a puppet or lapdog for the modernist Vatican. Michael has a golden tongue he talks the talk but rarely walks the walk. As a Catholic I have spoken out for The Lord, I will gladly accept the burdens and insults I may incur as a result but as I always say I serve God not man, not the popularity of man, nor the sensitivities of man. May God Bless You All And God Bless America.