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Life & Dignity of the Human Person: Overview

 

All of Catholic Social Teaching begins and ends with one basic principle: Every person — regardless of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, employment or economic status, health, intelligence, achievement or any other characteristic — is worthy of respect.

Our dignity does not come from what we say or do, it comes from the loving God who created us.

God is Love     (1 John 4:16)
Every human is created in God’s image.
Each human person is a unique expression of God’s love.

“Human life is sacred and the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all of the principles of our social teaching… We believe 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.”  (United States Conference of Catholic BishopsUSCCB)

“Human persons are  willed by God; they are imprinted with God’s image. Their dignity does not come  from the work they do, but from the persons they are.” (On the Hundredth Year [Centesimus annus], #11)

Breaking it down:

We are going to break this topic into individual focus points:

  1.       What does it mean to be human? –  Oct 6th
  2.       Created in the image of God –  Oct 20th
  3.       Human dignity –   Nov 3rd
  4.       Rights and duties of persons –  Nov 24th
  5.       Humans are social by nature –  Dec 8th
  6.       The human person as spiritual being –  Dec 22nd

Mark your calendars for “Human Dignity: The Foundation”; discussions led by Mark Etling:

  • after masses on Sunday, October 27th
  • and again on Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm

What Does it Mean to Be Human?

Dignity of the Human Person: God is love. Every human is created in God’s image. Every human person is a unique expression of God’s love. Human life is sacred and the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all of the principles … Read More


Created in the Image of God

Dignity of the Human Person: God is love. Every human is created in God’s image. Every human person is a unique expression of God’s love. Human life is sacred and the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all of the principles … Read More


Human Dignity

Dignity of the Human Person: God is love. Every human is created in God’s image. Every human person is a unique expression of God’s love. Human life is sacred and the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all of the principles … Read More


Rights and Duties of Persons

Dignity of the Human Person: God is love. Every human is created in God’s image. Every human person is a unique expression of God’s love. Human life is sacred and the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all of the principles … Read More


Humans Are Social by Nature

Dignity of the Human Person: God is love. Every human is created in God’s image. Every human person is a unique expression of God’s love. Human life is sacred and the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all of the principles … Read More


The Human Person as Spiritual Being

Dignity of the Human Person: God is love. Every human is created in God’s image. Every human person is a unique expression of God’s love. Human life is sacred and the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all of the principles … Read More


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