Is someone who has reached the age of majority (18 in most jurisdictions) but who still lives with his parents under a moral obligation to obey their commands?
The Old Catholic Encyclopedia would seem to think not:
Children are released from parental control when they attain their majority, or are legally emancipated.
John Paul II's Catechism appears to contradict this:
As long as a child lives at home with his parents, the child should obey his parents in all that they ask of him when it is for his good or that of the family.
but this statement is ambiguous: does "child" refer to offspring in general or just to minors, and what is the significance of the last eleven words?
If anyone can offer clarity, I would appreciate it. However, given that I will be busy during this week, and will not have time for lengthy discussion, I ask that only those who can cite a reliable authority (such as a priest or moral theologian) reply, and that those who cannot cite one refrain from offering their own personal opinions or musings.