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Catholic Social Teaching:

1st Key Theme  – The Life and Dignity of the Human Person

(visit this page regularly for ongoing themes and ideas for discussion)


“The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.” *

“Central to our identity as Catholics is that we are called to be leaven for transforming the world, agents for bringing about a kingdom of love and justice” *

How can we as Franciscans and as Catholics help bring about a world “of love and justice” where threats to the life and dignity of the human person abound?

How might we help create a world where things like abortion, euthanasia, discrimination and the death penalty would be unthinkable?

Are we willing to support efforts toward affordable health care, housing and a living wage believing “ that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.”

What personal sacrifices (with our time, energy, and resources) are we willing to make to help bring this about?

*(Quotes from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Click these 2 links for more info)    

Seven Themes       Challenges and Directions

Click A Prayer for Our Earth for a beautiful video representation of Pope Francis’ message.  

Resource for contacting our elected officials about issues important to you ----->  CLICK HERE