Friday, January 7, 2011

Catechism of the Day

Table of Duties - Of Subjects - continued

Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath,
but also for conscience' sake.
For, for this cause pay ye tribute also;
for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
Render therefore to all their dues:
tribute to whom tribute is due;
custom, to whom custom;
fear, to whom fear;
honor, to whom honor.
(Romans 13)

Omnis anima potestatibus sublimioribus subdita sit et cetera.
Ideoque, necessitate subditi estote, non solum propter iram,
sed etiam propter conscientiam.
Ideo enim et tributa praestatis.
Ministri enim Dei sunt, in hoc ipsum servientes.
Reddite ergo omnibus debita:
cui tributum, tributum;
cui vectigal, vectigal;
cui timorem, timorem;
cui honorem, honorem.

(De Epistola beati Pauli Apostoli ad Romanos)

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