Thursday, April 11, 2013

Intervening in external affairs


[I]t must not be forgotten that the Church has the right and duty not only to safeguard her teaching on faith and morals, but also to exercise her authority over her children by intervening in their external affairs whenever a judgment has to be made concerning the practical application of this teaching.

John XXIII
Pacem in Terris
April 11, 1963


via Rorate Caeli

1 comment:

  1. The Catholic Church: Doing what Jesus commanded since a.d. 33. "If he will not listen to them, then speak of it to the Church; and if he will not even listen to the Church, then count him all one with the heathen and the publican" (Mt 18:17).

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