Paragraph 2498

2498. “Civil authorities have particular responsibilities in this field because of the common good…. It is for the civil authority … to defend and safeguard a true and just freedom of information.”287By promulgating laws and overseeing their application, public authorities should ensure that “public morality and social progress are not gravely endangered” through misuse of the media.288Civil authorities should punish any violation of the rights of individuals to their reputation and privacy. They should give timely and reliable reports concerning the general good or respond to the well-founded concerns of the people. Nothing can justify recourse to disinformation for manipulating public opinion through the media. Interventions by public authority should avoid injuring the freedom of individuals or groups.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

384. What are the theological virtues?

219. What place does the liturgy occupy in the life of the Church?

532. What does Jesus call for in poverty of spirit?

407. What is the common good?

401. In what does the social dimension of man consist?

66. In what sense do we understand man and woman as created “in the image of God”?

280. In what way is the Eucharist a memorial of the sacrifice of Christ?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How important is caring for the dead in the Bible and what can we learn from the story of Tobiah and the burial of the dead?

What is the example of perseverance in the faith that Paul set in 2 Timothy 4:7?

What is the story of Uzziah and how was he punished for disobeying God?

God’s Covenant with David: An Eternal Commitment (2 Samuel 7)

What is the relationship between love and obedience according to the Bible?

What is Ezekiel’s message about individual responsibility before God?

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