Paragraph 1901

1901. If authority belongs to the order established by God, “the choice of the political regime and the appointment of rulers are left to the free decision of the citizens.”20

The diversity of political regimes is morally acceptable, provided they serve the legitimate good of the communities that adopt them. Regimes whose nature is contrary to the natural law, to the public order, and to the fundamental rights of persons cannot achieve the common good of the nations on which they have been imposed.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

316. Who can receive the sacrament of the anointing of the sick?

106. What do we learn from the temptations of Jesus in the desert?

448. Why is a false oath forbidden?

258. Why does the Church baptize infants?

148. Are there other names and images with which the Bible speaks about the Church?

370. What are the passions?

239. What are the criteria for the proper use of singing and music in liturgical celebrations?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the relationship between truth and joy mentioned in 2 John 1:4?

What does it mean to choose godliness over the flesh, according to 1 Peter 4:1-6?

What does the Bible teach us about how God is our refuge and strength in difficult times, how we can trust him and find peace amid adversity?

How are God’s justice and mercy revealed in Isaiah? (Isaiah 58:1-14)

What is the spiritual battle mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:3-4, and how can a Christian fight it?

O que o livro de Cantares nos ensina sobre a beleza da mulher noiva e da mulher madura?

What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the sanctification of the Christian?