Authority and obedience constitute a timeless combination in the life of the Church; in one way or another it touches all the faithful. All are bound to adhere to the magisterium, to respect and to follow the different norms emanated by the legitimate pastors. All this makes sense only if you live in faith. Only in the communion of faith, in the adhesion of mind and heart to divine revelation, does life in the Church make sense. Obedience and faith have many things in common. Without faith we cannot live in obedience and without obedience, in different degrees and modalities, we cannot live the faith.