St. Josemaria’s Love for Freedom

St. Josemaria’s Love for Freedom The right to the exercise of freedom, especially in moral and religious matters, is aninalienable requirement of the dignity of the human person. This right must be recognizedand protected by civil authority within the limits of...

Respecting Authority and civic Law

Jesus confirms John’s teaching Jewish leaders often challenged Jesus, yet he encouraged us to respect all legitimateauthority. For example, when the Scribes and Pharisees try to trap our Lord, dragging before hima woman they caught in adultery: should we obey...

Family (Social) Participation

Children often complain and criticize parents and their rules, especially when they don’t get to do what they want. Citizens often do the same with governmental leaders and laws. Yet our responsibility goes beyond obeying legitimate authorities and laws. As children...

mercy and obedience

Often people reduce the Fourth Commandment, “Honor thy father and mother,” to achild’s obligation to obey. Certainly obedience is important, as a child honors his parents andGod by obeying them and God’s law. Obedience is the child’s way of saying that he trust that...