Pope Leo XIII on the Origin of Civil Power. Where does authority come from? How society needs it. Rejects “consent of the people.” Measure of how Church. CONTINUING ON OUR REVIEW of Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Diuturnum illud which addresses the origin of government, and rejects social. The encyclical Diuturnum illud combines both the insights of Christian revelation as well as principles of natural law philosophy to arrive at the.

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Wherefore, so long as justice be respected, the people are not hindered from choosing for themselves that form of government which suits best either their own disposition, or the institutions and customs diuturmum their ancestors.

For popular passions now reject, with more boldness than formerly, every restraint of authority. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Anselm’s De voluntate Dei.

Diuturnum Illud: On the Origins of Civil Power

Pontificia Academia Pro Vita. Joseph Wetterling marked it as to-read Oct 23, I am a practicing lawyer in civil litigation and civil appellate law. In the Realm of Knowledge Virtue as Habitus: Searching for a Universal Ethic: And, indeed, tranquility and a sufficient prosperity lasted so long as there was a friendly agreement between these two powers.

And, indeed, nature, or rather God who is the Author of nature, wills that man should live in a civil society; and this is clearly shown both by the faculty of language, the greatest medium of intercourse, and by numerous innate desires of the mind, and the many necessary things, and things of great importance, which men isolated cannot procure, but which they can procure when joined and associated with others.

May he carry out the good works prepared by God beforehand and so live completely for the praise of his glory. For God will not accept any man’s person, neither will he stand in awe of any man’s greatness; for he made the little and the great, and he hath equally care of all. New Visitors since February 15, There is no question here respecting forms of government, for there is no reason why the Church should not approve of the chief power being held by one man or by more, provided only it be just, and that it tend to the common advantage.


Hilary of Poitiers 1 St.

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Recalling all to their duty, she subdued the more lawless passions partly by kindness and partly by authority. But a greater punishment is ready for the more mighty. The Insistence of God. John the Baptist 1 St.

To princes and other rulers of the State we have offered the protection of religion, and we have exhorted the people to make abundant use of the great benefits which the Church supplies. Gregory the Great 1 St. Irenaeus and the Natural Law 2 St. Jerome on the Natural Law 1 St. Virtue Defined Preliminary to a Definition of Virtue: In like manner, the authority of fathers of families preserves a certain impressed image and form of the authority which is in God, “of whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named.

John the Baptist 1 St. And if these precepts protect the State, all cause or desire for seditions is removed; the honor and security of rulers, the quiet and wellbeing of societies will be secure. Augustine of Hippo on the Natural Law 4 St.

Cepit enim ab exordio rationalis creaturae, nec uariatur tempore, sed immutabile permanet. Augustine on Virtue 1 St.

Thomas More 1 St.

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Albert and Natural Law 1 St. Anselm of Laon on Natural Law 2 St. Ambrose on Virtue 2 St.


This doctrine the Apostle Paul particularly inculcated on the Romans; to whom he wrote with so great authority and weight on the reverence to be entertained toward the higher powers, that it seems nothing could be prescribed more weightily: Pontificia Academia Pro Vita. If the people were turbulent, the Church was at once the mediator for peace.

Lists with This Book. Paul on the Eternal Law 1 St. Especially the Peasant Revolt and its repression by the Illlud princes. But illyd had no thought of resistance, calmly and joyfully they went to the torture of the rack, in so much that the magnitude of the torments gave place to their magnitude of mind.

Isidore of Seville viuturnum the Natural Law 2 St. That we may pray with greater hope, let us take as our intercessors and protectors illlud our welfare the Virgin Mary, diuturnu great Mother of God, the help of Christians, and protector of the human race; St.

Company of Papal Zouaves Aime Dieu et va ton chemin. But now, a society can neither exist nor be conceived in which there is no one to govern the wills of individuals, in such a way as to make, as it were, one will out of many, and to impel them rightly and orderly to the common good; therefore, God has willed that in a civil society there should be some to rule the multitude.

Cepit enim ab exordio rationalis creaturae, nec uariatur tempore, sed immutabile permanet.