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

Christ, Lord of the world, offering benediction. Fernando Gallego

Originally published by: LA ESPERANZA October 16, 2021

16. All the causes of the political community concur to this conclusion.

Royaly of politics by order of efficient and formal causes, because all power comes from God, as the Apostle teaches (Rom. 13); and the power of temporal government is due to the participation of the divine potestas that governs the created universe.

Royalty of politics by order of the exemplary cause, since the government of the political community emulates, and must emulate, and imitate, the government that God has of the universe (De Reg. Pr., I, 13).

Royalty also by order to the end: the human good according to its nature, which insofar as it is good is common, and because it belongs to man it belongs to all men. Temporal common good ordered to the supernatural common good, because it is good in function of the ultimate good of man, happiness, which does not depend on the political community but on the Church (De Reg. Pr., I, 14).

Juan Fernando Segovia, Consejo de Estudios Hispánicos Felipe II

Translation by Alférez Matthew ScullinCírculo Carlista Camino Real de Tejas