Month of Christ the King: The Dogma of Christ the King and Catholic Politics (X)

Leo XIII contemplating Rome, Hermann David Salomon Corrodi

Originally published by: LA ESPERANZA October 10, 2021

10. We know that God governs each thing according to the nature that He Himself has given it when creating it, and He has made us men rational and consequently free; therefore we are masters of our acts, and thus we can «be the cause».

This particularity of the human being allows us to know God and believe in His Church; and that we freely dispose of human things that are means to the end, that is to say that in the government of earthly matters, we men must govern ourselves by abiding by the Kingship of Christ and ordering such matters to the King who is our end and chief, to whom we will be held accountable. The order of temporal things is governed by a created cause (man), dependent on the order of the First Cause, and that  extends to all things that are achieved by this cause (Summa Contra Gentiles, III, 98).

Juan Fernando SegoviaConsejo de Estudios Hispánicos Felipe II

Translation by Alférez Matthew ScullinCírculo Carlista Camino Real de Tejas