Father Hendrianto is a Jesuit priest and legal scholar. Currently he is a professor at Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He is a member of the USA West Province of the Society of Jesus. The views and opinions expressed in this essay are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of any entities that he represents.
The democratic statesman must subordinate his own interests to the good of his fellow citizens and foster the temporal political common good, which is not separated from the common good in the fullest sense: God.