Paragraph 2236

2236. The exercise of authority is meant to give outward expression to a just hierarchy of values in order to facilitate the exercise of freedom and responsibility by all. Those in authority should practice distributive justice wisely, taking account of the needs and contribution of each, with a view to harmony and peace. They should take care that the regulations and measures they adopt are not a source of temptation by setting personal interest against that of the community.42

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

496. What is the meaning of the conjugal act?

425. What is the relationship between grace and human freedom?

294. Why is the Eucharist a “pledge of future glory”?

433. Why is the Christian moral life indispensable for the proclamation of the Gospel?

493. Although it says only “you shall not commit adultery” why does the sixth commandment forbid all sins against chastity?

235. How does the Church on earth celebrate the liturgy?

173. In what sense is the Church missionary?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What can we learn from Judith’s victory in Judith 16:1-3?

What is the story of Naaman and how did faith and obedience cure him of leprosy?

What is the significance of David’s song of thanksgiving to God in 2 Samuel 22?

How did Solomon become the wisest king who ever lived? An analysis of 1 Kings 3.

What is the example of perseverance in waiting for God’s promises presented in the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth in Luke 1:5-25?

What is the unchanging nature of God, according to Malachi 3:6?

What is the role of God’s people in promoting social justice, according to Amos 5:24?