BEFORE THE CROSS | Dignity of human person is foundation of Catholic social teaching

Before the Cross - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson's Column

The foundational principle of Catholic social teaching is the dignity of the human person. From a faith perspective, we strongly affirm this because we believe that every human person is made in the image and likeness of God. But even from a purely human perspective, we are convinced that every human being has rights and responsibilities that come from human nature itself. This double perspective of faith and reason is at the heart of all our Church's social teaching.

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