- Life and dignity of the human person
- Human life is sacred. Dignity is the foundation of moral vision for society. Human life can be threatened by concepts such as cloning and the death penalty. Every person is precious and institutions need to be measured by whether it threatens or enhances life and dignity.
- Call to family, community and participation
- Aspects of society such as the economy, politics and law affect the human dignity and the capacity for individuals to grow. Family are central institutions that need to be protected, strengthened and supported. All people have the right to participate in society and seek good for all.
- Rights and responsibilities
- The human dignity can only be protected if human rights are protected and the responsibilities are met. Everyone is entitled to the right of life and the right to human rights. Rights are for everyone.
- Option for the poor and vulnerable
- A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions…