Paragraph 1886

1886. Society is essential to the fulfillment of the human vocation. To attain this aim, respect must be accorded to the just hierarchy of values, which “subordinates physical and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones:”8

Human society must primarily be considered something pertaining to the spiritual. Through it, in the bright light of truth, men should share their knowledge, be able to exercise their rights and fulfill their obligations, be inspired to seek spiritual values; mutually derive genuine pleasure from the beautiful, of whatever order it be; always be readily disposed to pass on to others the best of their own cultural heritage; and eagerly strive to make their own the spiritual achievements of others. These benefits not only influence, but at the same time give aim and scope to all that has bearing on cultural expressions, economic, and social institutions, political movements and forms, laws, and all other structures by which society is outwardly established and constantly developed.9


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

62. What does Sacred Scripture teach about the creation of the visible world?

261. Is Baptism necessary for salvation?

212. In what does hell consist?

22. What importance does the New Testament have for Christians?

445. What does God prohibit by his command, “You shall not have other gods before me” (Exodus 20:2)?

306. Why can venial sins also be the object of sacramental confession?

443. What is the meaning of the words of our Lord, “Adore the Lord your God and worship Him alone” (Matthew 4:10)?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the unchanging nature of God, according to Malachi 3:6?

What is the meaning of being “blameless” according to the 2 Peter 3:14 passage?

Manna in the Wilderness: How did God provide manna for his people in the desert and what does this teach us about providing it? (Exodus 16)

What is the example of faith that the poor widow gives us in Luke 21:1-4?

What is the image of God as shepherd in Ezekiel 34?

What is the significance of Christ being the Head of Creation, as mentioned in Colossians 1:15-17?

What is the role of faith in the midst of suffering, according to Job 13:15-16?