Paragraph 1897

1897. “Human society can be neither well-ordered nor prosperous unless it has some people invested with legitimate authority to preserve its institutions and to devote themselves as far as is necessary to work and care for the good of all.”15

By “authority” one means the quality by virtue of which persons or institutions make laws and give orders to men and expect obedience from them.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

598. What is the meaning of the final Amen?

159. Why is the Church called the temple of the Holy Spirit?

156. In what way is the Church the body of Christ?

58. Why does God permit evil?

355. What do funeral rites express?

361. What is the relationship between the beatitudes and our desire for happiness?

273. How did he institute the Eucharist?


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