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42. Sedition

1. Sedition, strictly understood, is the uprising of part of apeople against another; it is also the stir and effort ofindividuals and groups to make one part of a people rise againstanother. Sedition is opposed to the unity and peace of a people,which is a special good; hence, sedition is a special sin. It is,therefore, a sin distinct from war, fighting, discord,contention.

2. In its genus or essential kind, sedition is a mortal sin, forit involves a grievous offense against law and the common good. Theleaders of a sedition are the most guilty, and, after them, with alesser degree of guilt, come the people who are led to thedisturbing of the common good.

"If you wish to learn and appreciate something worth while, then love to be unknown and considered as nothing. Truly to know and despise self is the best and most perfect counsel."
Thomas á Kempis

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"O Lord, my God, who will seek you with simple and pure love, and not find that you are all one can desire, for you show yourself first and go out to meet those who seek you? "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"Though the path is plain and smooth for people of good will, those who walk it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty if they do not have good feet, courage, and tenacity of spirit. "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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