Paragraph 2217

2217. As long as a child lives at home with his parents, the child should obey his parents in all that they ask of him when it is for his good or that of the family. “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.”22Children should also obey the reasonable directions of their teachers and all to whom their parents have entrusted them. But if a child is convinced in conscience that it would be morally wrong to obey a particular order, he must not do so.

As they grow up, children should continue to respect their parents. They should anticipate their wishes, willingly seek their advice, and accept their just admonitions. Obedience toward parents ceases with the emancipation of the children; not so respect, which is always owed to them. This respect has its roots in the fear of God, one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.


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197. How does the Virgin Mary help the Church?

364. What is the relationship between freedom and responsibility?

410. How does one participate in bringing about the common good?

170. What is the bond that exists between the Catholic Church and non-Christian religions?

174. Why is the Church apostolic?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

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What does the mutual admiration between loved ones mean in the book of Songs?

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What does it mean to submit to God’s discipline, according to Hebrews 12:5-11?

What can we learn about the theology of suffering from the story of Job described in Job 1:1-22?

What can we learn about the growth of the early church in Jerusalem from Acts 2:41-47?

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