• 01 Jan 18

Jan 1 - “Life and Dignity of the Human Person” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS.

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.

Catholic teaching calls on us to work to avoid war. Nations must protect the right to life by finding increasingly effective ways to prevent conflicts and resolve them by peaceful means. 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.

Jesus broke with societal and religious customs to honor the dignity of the Samaritan woman.
(John 4:1-42)