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Catholic Word of the Day: CIVIL ALLEGIANCE, 12-03-12
CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-03-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 12/03/2012 8:52:57 AM PST by Salvation

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CIVIL ALLEGIANCE

Duty of respect and obedience owed by every man to the state of which he is a member. In the light of Christian principles this does not mean that one must support his country right or wrong, complying with wrong conditions solely for the sake of security. Spiritual obedience to God and the Church should not conflict with allegiance to lawfully constituted civil authority. As explained by St. Paul, "You must all obey the governing authorities, since all government comes from God, the civil authorities were appointed by God, and so anyone who resists authority is rebelling against God's decision" (Romans 13:1-2).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.


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**Spiritual obedience to God and the Church should not conflict with allegiance to lawfully constituted civil authority.**

God comes first -- then country -- in my way of thinking.

1 posted on 12/03/2012 8:53:07 AM PST by Salvation
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2 posted on 12/03/2012 8:56:10 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

What about the bishops who support ILLEGAL immigration and the Dream Act? That’s why I left the church. Hypocrites!


3 posted on 12/03/2012 11:43:47 AM PST by travlnmn41
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To: Salvation

What about the bishops who support ILLEGAL immigration and the Dream Act? That’s why I left the church. Hypocrites!


4 posted on 12/03/2012 11:44:10 AM PST by travlnmn41
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All men and women are made in the likeness of God. They may not demonstrate it by their actions.

I’m sorry you don’t want to “Love one another as I have loved you.” as Jesus instructed.

My family has Irish ancestry. There was a time in the U. S. when signs were hung in store windows saying:

Catholics need not apply.

Irish need not apply.


5 posted on 12/03/2012 3:16:46 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: travlnmn41
I sincerely hope that you are not belittling Archbishop Gomez -- an immigrant who became an American citizen by going through the process.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%c3%a9_Horacio_G%c3%b3mez#Early_life_and_education.
 
[8] He became a U.S. citizen in 1995.[3]

6 posted on 12/03/2012 3:25:06 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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