Originally published by LA ESPERANZA October 7, 2021
«It would be a serious mistake to deny the humanity of Christ the royal power over each and every one of the social and political things of man, since Christ as a man has received from the Father an absolute right over all creation, in such a way that all of it is subject to His will».
This affirmation is crucial: the royal power of Our Lord extends to all temporal business of men, to all things of civil life. It is the classic distinction between the spiritual and the temporal, which is immediately transferred to the distinction between the ecclesial/divine/religious and the civil/temporal/secular.
Distinction is not separation. The Pope –unlike the Protestants– distinguishes the kingdoms without separating them, submits both to the same and only King, in such a way that, although differentiated, the two fall under the dominion of the same Lord and King, Jesus Christ.
Juan Fernando Segovia. Consejo de Estudios Hispánicos Felipe II
Translation by Alférez Matthew Scullin. Círculo Carlista Camino Real de Tejas