"It is not enough to have altar girls, women readers or women as the president of caritas," he said.
Love (caritas—charity) is identified with justice; and the will, the goodwill, is love.
Loving-kindness (caritas, ) was not as yet ranked as a virtue.
Only the fides which is formed and completed in caritas is a virtue (Art. 5).
For the sake of thy charity, which is the head and the top of all the testaments, ut dicitur, caritas super exaltat omnia.
caritas, or charity, strikes another note—high price, and thus dearness.
But this rational love (amor) and charity (caritas), the theologic virtue, may meet.
For caritas is the informing principle of Faith, and the highest virtue of the grace-illumined will.
caritas is one of the theological virtues, and as such Thomas treats it.
caritas is set not in the appetitus sensitivus, but in the will.