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Ave Crux
Regarding whether freedom=license to do as you wish...
From: John Paul II and the Truth about Freedom
"For freedom on the one hand is for the sake of truth and on the other hand it cannot be perfected except by means of truth. Hence the words of our Lord, which speak so clearly to everyone: 'The truth will make you free' (John 8:32). There is no freedom without truth."
Again in his first encycli…More
Regarding whether freedom=license to do as you wish...

From: John Paul II and the Truth about Freedom

"For freedom on the one hand is for the sake of truth and on the other hand it cannot be perfected except by means of truth. Hence the words of our Lord, which speak so clearly to everyone: 'The truth will make you free' (John 8:32). There is no freedom without truth."

Again in his first encyclical Redemptor Hominis (1979) John Paul II quoted the words of Christ, "You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."

He added: "These words contain both a fundamental requirement and a warning: the requirement of an honest relationship with regard to truth as a condition for authentic freedom, and the warning to avoid every kind of illusory freedom, every superficial unilateral freedom, every freedom that fails to enter into the whole truth about man and the world."

In his 1993 encyclical, Veritatis Splendor, the Pope rejects a series of ethical systems that propose novel criteria for the moral evaluation of human action. Despite their variety, he declares, these systems are at one in minimizing or even denying the dependence of freedom upon truth.

This dependence, he says, finds its clearest and most authoritative expression in the words of Christ, "You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."

In Evangelium Vitae (1995) the Pope reaffirms the unbreakable link between freedom and truth.
George Obregon
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Cassandra Laments
@Ave Crux I'm not sure what you're getting at. We are all free in that God permits us freewill and never violates that Himself, so yes, in that sense they are free to do what they want. Whether they are right or not (or have the right) is a different matter. I'm not disagreeing with you, but I think there are two different issues here.
Ave Crux
@Cassandra Laments Yes, God leaves our will "free", but in a truly Catholic Society, people who violate laws against human life, sodomy (which also used to be illegal), prostitution, drug use, etc. are not free to do so and would be arrested and prosecuted under the law.
So it's not accurate to say people are free to do such things if our society were properly constituted. Nor is "freedom" …More
@Cassandra Laments Yes, God leaves our will "free", but in a truly Catholic Society, people who violate laws against human life, sodomy (which also used to be illegal), prostitution, drug use, etc. are not free to do so and would be arrested and prosecuted under the law.

So it's not accurate to say people are free to do such things if our society were properly constituted. Nor is "freedom" license to do as one pleases.

And further -- to get into some deeper theology -- God did not intend the proper use of freedom as duly defined to include the freedom to sin. Our Lord taught that sin makes us slaves....so that is not true freedom as defined by the moral law. It's rather an aberrant use of liberty.

So it's a matter of precision in terms to keep our understanding clear, which is what I was pointing out.

Here Our Lord explains how those who sin are not free:

Jesus answered them: Amen, amen, I say unto you that whosoever committeth sin is the slave of sin. Now the slave abideth not in the house for ever: but the son abideth for ever. If therefore the son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed
Ave Crux
Further to above: one writer sums it well:
"True freedom is the power and right to do that which is right and good and is an essential requirement of human dignity....
"Seemingly, many in western culture embrace a concept of freedom that lacks reference to objective moral truth instead elevating personal autonomy as the greatest good.
"While it is true that few advocate for a society with no …
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Further to above: one writer sums it well:

"True freedom is the power and right to do that which is right and good and is an essential requirement of human dignity....

"Seemingly, many in western culture embrace a concept of freedom that lacks reference to objective moral truth instead elevating personal autonomy as the greatest good.

"While it is true that few advocate for a society with no legal boundaries, the movement away from recognition of an objective and knowable truth has set in motion a cultural acceptance of a 'freedom' that allows one to do simply what one chooses rather than what is good."
Ave Crux
Well, the point is well-taken, but this is not exactly correct. No one has a "right" to do what is evil, and as Catholics who defend the laws of God, we would also want those laws to uphold the Ten Commandments. Thus, such individuals would no longer be "free" to do as they wish.
That's why they assassinated Garcia Morena when he was President of Ecuador; because he wanted the Ten Commandmen…More
Well, the point is well-taken, but this is not exactly correct. No one has a "right" to do what is evil, and as Catholics who defend the laws of God, we would also want those laws to uphold the Ten Commandments. Thus, such individuals would no longer be "free" to do as they wish.

That's why they assassinated Garcia Morena when he was President of Ecuador; because he wanted the Ten Commandments to be the law of the land under the moral guidance of the Catholic Church, and to govern what happened in the courts, the schools, etc.
Into The Desert
@Ave Crux I think the word "right" in this case is being used more as " a choice", the word "right" is commonly used as such. Jesus gave us a "choice" between darkness and light, between good and evil. It may not be a legal or a moral "right", but it is a choice.
Ave Crux
Yeah, see my response above to Cassandra Laments -- the problem is with the use of the word "free" in the context of moral freedom. We need a precise grasp of terms. Someone can choose to do evil -- it will mean they are no longer free: they have become a slave of evil. That's Our Lord's teaching. Nor is "freedom" license to do as you please, from a Catholic perspective.
John A Cassani
They want our approval because they know they’re wrong, and hate themselves and us, and rightly see that our approval brings us down to their level.
aderito
secular person ,has no christian morals or values
Alex A
Not always so, Or perhaps, a secular person maybe unconsciously influenced by the prevailing environment. i.e., Christian society.