Our faith educates us in how to deal with the pressing issues of the day. There is rich history of social teaching in the Catholic Church that goes back centuries and provides a compelling challenge for living responsibly and building a just society. This modern Catholic Social Teaching, rooted in Scripture and articulated through a tradition of written documents, has evolved over time in response to the challenges of the day.
Life and dignity of the human person is a theme at the heart of Catholic social tradition.
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. This belief is the foundation of all 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.
Thank you, Lord, for showing me what justice is so I can act accordingly.
Learn more about the Seven Principles of Catholic Social Justice Teaching: https://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/seven-themes-of-catholic-social-teaching