P_politics

Does the Church “recommended” any form of government?

Since Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum in 1891, the Church “presents the organization of society according to three powers – legislative, executive and judicial”; Pope Saint John Paul II notes that this “represented a novelty in Church teaching” at the time.

Saint John Paul II went on to state that

"To that end, it is preferable that each power be balanced by other powers and by other spheres of responsibility which keep it within proper bounds. This is the principle of the "rule of law", in which the law is sovereign, and not the arbitrary will of individuals." (CA, 44)

This sounds very familiar to American ears.

Why does the Church support “Democracy”?

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Is The Church’s support of democracy unequivocal?

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What does a “Right to Work” entail?

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What does the Church say about International Government?

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What are the Human Rights on which the State must be ordered?

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