On Human Liberty

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July 2016

Witnesses To Freedom

Pope Leo XIII’s Advice About Liberty, Law, and Freedom from 128 years ago.

From this it is manifest that the eternal law of God is the sole standard and rule of human liberty, not only in each individual man, but also in the community and civil society which men constitute when united. Therefore, the true liberty of human society does not consist in every man doing what he pleases, for this would simply end in turmoil and confusion, and bring on the overthrow of the State; but rather in this, that through the injunctions of the civil law all may more easily conform to the prescriptions of the eternal law.  Pope Leo XIII, On the Nature of Human Liberty, Number 10.