Reflection 216 Previous reflections Resolution The 16 Documents of Vatican II
Based on the 1965 Vatican 2 document:
DECLARATION ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
DIGNITATIS HUMANAE - 7
person's right to religious freedom
is not a right to "do what you like"
other freedoms, religious freedom should
have a close friend called "personal and social responsibility"
This close friend lives at a place called "the common good"
The ground floor of that place is called "public order"
Lewis has two excellent articles
on the fundamental importance of "public order"
in any consideration of "the common good":
The role of the politician regarding permissive legislation
Civil and Ecclesiastical Disobedience
please help us exercise our freedoms responsibly!