I have two fundamental questions on virtues; I hope someone can clarify…
We often hear that patience, loyalty, honesty, etc are virtues, and yet the CCC only seems to list the cardinal virtues. If the more “conventionally known” virtues are indeed legit, why aren’t they listed too? And if they in fact do “hinge” on the cardinal virtues, how do they subdivide? Under which cardinal virtue does patience fall? What about honesty? etc?
Aquinas calls virtues “good habits.” But isn’t he using the word habit in a different sense than we do today? How are we to understand his usage of the word “habit”? And how is it different that its conventional usage today?