Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for the Month of July 2019
Universal – The Integrity of Justice
That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injusticewhich prevails in the world may not have the last word.
July Pope Video – The Integrity of Justice
July Reflection by Fr. Joseph Koterski – The Integrity of Justice
No society can live peacefully without the rule of law. In the attempt to restrain the abuses that have often prevailed in human history, we have developed forms of governance in which there is a division of powers. In such constitutional arrangements the separation of the executive branch, the legislative branch, and the judicial branch have proven truly helpful. Yet the temptation for those who hold authority even in these systems to usurp additional powers is ever with us. Without the rule of law there is inevitably violence against the weak. But there can be no rule of law without a recognition that there is an objective and transcendent standard of justice. And there can be no such transcendent standard of justice apart from God as the transcendent creator and sustainer of morality.