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Life and Dignity of the Human Person

  • Human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.

Call to Family, Community, and Participation

  • We believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Rights and Responsibilities

  • Human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met.

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

  • A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. We must put the needy first.

Dignity and Rights of Workers

  • The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation.


  • We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, wherever they may be.

Care for Creation

  • We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. Care for the earth is a requirement of our faith and has moral and ethical dimensions that cannot be ignored