Get ready for a challenging but very mediocre question.
I ask this as I know that we are bound to moral civil laws. I don’t want to do anything wrong, my situation is this:
I would quite like to play a daft little game on my computer, as I currently have very little pastimes. The game requires a monthly subscription, but the latest version does not interest me at all, I would much rather play an older, long redundant version (that I used to pay for). The problem is that the older version is only hosted illegally.
Now, I could pay for a regular subscription to the latest legal version, while using the older illegal version. This, I am sure, would cover me morally in usual circumstances, but if the Church binds us to all civil laws even in slight matters, and since the 6th way of being an accessory to a sin is by partaking, I would be an accessory to the crime if I used the older version, albeit slightly, and therefore I would be bound not to do this.
This would be a shame because I find that the lack of a pastime is proving rather unhealthy and that this might be good for me, but I want to ask this as although it is the sort of thing that someone will probably never question, since I have questioned it I am now bound morally!
In short, the question would be: Are we bound by the faith to observe civil law to the utmost degree (providing they are moral laws) even if the offence is very slight?
Any help is much appreciated!