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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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Over 120 years ago, Pope Leo XIII introduced the idea of a “just” wage in his encyclical, Rerum Novarum.  He defined the just wage as an amount needed to support a thrifty and upright worker plus his family, and prescribed that it must be sufficient enough to allow the worker to save and acquire property of his own.  Read more