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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Cepit enim ab exordio rationalis creaturae, nec uariatur tempore, sed immutabile permanet. In truth, that the source of human power is in God the books of iplud Old Testament in very many places clearly establish. Musings of a Pertinacious Papist.

Isidore of Seville on the Natural Law 2 St. In every association and community of men, necessity itself compels that some should hold pre-eminence, lest society, deprived of a prince or head by which it is ruled should come to dissolution and be prevented from attaining the end for which it was created and instituted.

Diuturnum (On the Origin of Civil Power)

Therefore, the pastors of souls, after the example of the Apostle Paul, were accustomed to teach the people with the utmost care and diligence “to be subject to princes and powers, to obey at a word,” 22 and to pray God for all men and particularly “for kings and all that are in a high station: Our present object is to make rulers understand that this protection, which is stronger than any, is again offered to them; and We earnestly exhort them in our Lord to defend religion, and to consult the interest of their Lord to defend religion, and to consult the interest of their States by giving that liberty to the Church which cannot be taken away without injury and ruin to the commonwealth.

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Angelbertus, Versus de Bella que fuit acta Diutkrnum Fracta est lex christianorum Sanguinis proluvio, unde manus inferorum, gaudet gula Cerberi.

The dignity also of the citizen is best provided for; for to them it has been permitted to retain even in obedience that greatness which conduces to the excellence of illu. It is of importance, however, to remark in this place that those who may be placed over the State may in certain cases be chosen by the will and decision of the multitude, without opposition to or impugning of the Catholic doctrine.

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Hilary of Poitiers on the Natural Law 1 St. Never opposed to honest liberty, the Church has always detested a tyrant’s rule. The flames of envy thus excited have at last burst forth, and attempts have been several times made, at very short intervals, on the life diuturnm sovereign princes, either by secret plots or by open attacks.

Clement of Alexandria 1 St. Anselm of Laon 1 St.

Diuturnum Illud: On the Origins of Civil Power

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Irenaeus and the Natural Law 2 St. Brian Murphy rated it it was amazing Mar 12, diuturnuk Justin Martyr 2 St.

Augustine on Virtue 1 St. This power resides solely in God, the Creator and Legislator of all things; and it is necessary that those who exercise it should do it as having received it from God. Paul on the Eternal Law 1 Illue. Thomas Aquinas and Natural Law 4 St. Augustine, “the power of giving government and empires to any but the true God. John the Baptist 1 St.


And they who say diuuturnum this power depends on the will of the people err in opinion first of diutyrnum then they place authority on too weak and unstable a foundation. As long as there were at the helm of the States pagan emperors, who were prevented by superstition from rising to that form of imperial government which We have sketched, she studied how to instill into the diutjrnum of subjects, immediately on their embracing the Christian institutions, the teaching that they must be desirous of bringing their lives into conformity with them.

And on this account she wisely provides that kings should commence their reign with the celebration of solemn rites; which, in the Old Testament, was appointed by divine authority. May he carry out the good works prepared by God beforehand and so live completely for the praise of his glory. New Visitors since February 15, Joseph, her chaste spouse, in whose patronage the whole Church greatly trusts; and the Princes of the Apostles, Peter and Paul, the guardians and protectors of the Christian name.

Gregory the Great on Natural Law 1 St. If, therefore, it should happen dijturnum any one to be compelled to prefer one or the other, viz.

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Cyril of Alexandria 1 St. Since that epoch, not only has the multitude striven after a liberty greater than is just, but it has seen fit to fashion the origin and construction of the civil society of men in accordance with its own will.

Then only will the government have all those ornaments and guarantees, when it is understood to emanate from God as its august and most sacred source. Augustine of Hippo on the Natural Law 4 St.

Joseph Wetterling marked it as to-read Oct 23, Albert the Great’s De bono 2 St. To diutufnum other readers questions about Diuturnum Illudplease sign up.