[PDF] Komentarz do ‚CODEX IURIS CANONICIS’ z A. D. 1917 [St. Louis 1918]
Taking for granted that the Church is a complete and autonomous society (societas perfecta), she must evidently possess legislative power, i. e. the faculty of enacting laws. For a law is nothing else than an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community, and promulgated (S. Theol., I-II, q. 90. a. 4.).