Paragraph 2105

2105. The duty of offering God genuine worship concerns man both individually and socially. This is “the traditional Catholic teaching on the moral duty of individuals and societies toward the true religion and the one Church of Christ.”30By constantly evangelizing men, the Church works toward enabling them “to infuse the Christian spirit into the mentality and mores, laws and structures of the communities in which [they] live.”31The social duty of Christians is to respect and awaken in each man the love of the true and the good. It requires them to make known the worship of the one true religion which subsists in the Catholic and apostolic Church.32Christians are called to be the light of the world. Thus, the Church shows forth the kingship of Christ over all creation and in particular over human societies.33


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

594. Why do we say “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”?

92. Did Christ have a true human body?

441. Is it possible to keep the Decalogue?

435. How did Jesus interpret the Law?

184. How do the bishops carry out their mission of teaching?

496. What is the meaning of the conjugal act?

502. What are the offenses against the dignity of marriage?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How important is the supremacy of Christ according to Colossians 1:15-20?

What does the Bible teach about God’s final judgment, and what does Malachi 3:18 tell us about it?

What does the “gospel of peace” mentioned in Nahum 1:15 mean, and how does it relate to the fear of God?

Why did God judge the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and what can we learn from this, according to Genesis 18:16-33 and 19:1-29?

What was the story of King Amon’s violent death and rebellion in 2 Kings 21-22?

What is the role of church leaders according to Ephesians 4:11-12?

How does the story of Judith, in particular, the episode of her cunning in Judith 11:1-16, teach us survival strategies in difficult times, according to the Bible?