See this online text:

  • “The Indirect Mission of the Church to Politics”, by Dr. Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Villanova Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 2 (2007): pp. 241-252. Available in pdf format on this page of Villanova University.

See also the texts listed on the page “Society and Social Teaching” and on the posts “Free ebook: Church and State in the Formation of Christendom, by T.W. Allies” and “Online text: “Moral Duties Concerning Voting”, by Colin B. Donovan“, as well as this somewhat related text by the same author above:

  • “The Popes and the Order of Culture: Leo XIII to Benedict XVI”, by Dr. Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. Delivered as the Archbishop Gerety Lecture, Seton Hall, January 26, 2006. Available in pdf format at Seton Hall University.

On the Feast of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, O.F.M. Cap. in the Roman Rite, and in belated remembrance of the faithful shepherd Pope Leo XIII. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

“I desire, therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men: For kings, and for all who are in high station, that we may lead a quiet and a peaceable life, in all piety and chastity. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God, our Saviour, Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (I Timothy ii, 1-4)