Paragraph 2211

2211. The political community has a duty to honor the family, to assist it, and to ensure especially:

– the freedom to establish a family, have children, and bring them up in keeping with the family’s own moral and religious convictions;

– the protection of the stability of the marriage bond and the institution of the family;

– the freedom to profess one’s faith, to hand it on, and raise one’s children in it, with the necessary means and institutions;

– the right to private property, to free enterprise, to obtain work and housing, and the right to emigrate;

– in keeping with the country’s institutions, the right to medical care, assistance for the aged, and family benefits;

– the protection of security and health, especially with respect to dangers like drugs, pornography, alcoholism, etc.;

– the freedom to form associations with other families and so to have representation before civil authority.15


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

153. Why is the Church the ‘people of God’?

494. What is the responsibility of civil authority in regard to chastity?

260. Who can baptize?

221. In what way is the Father the source and the goal of the liturgy?

500. How should children be considered?

523. What is forbidden by the eighth commandment?

284. Does the breaking of the bread divide Christ?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the importance of gratitude and contentment according to the book of Ecclesiastes?

What is the importance of obeying the Word of God? What does the Bible say about those who do not follow sound doctrine?

What is the importance of faith in the healing of blind Bartimaeus, described in Matthew 20:29-34?

What is the message of Abdias 1:11 about Edom’s injustice and oppression of the weak?

What does the story of the offering of manna in the book of Numbers teach us about God’s daily provision in our lives? (Numbers 11)

How do the Psalms teach us to be more sensitive to God’s presence (Psalm 139:1-4)?

What does the Bible say about idolatry and what is its impact on the lives of God’s people, according to Hosea 4:12-13?