"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

For the Church, there is no distinction between defending human life and promoting the dignity of the human person.

Pope Benedict XVI writes in Caritas in Veritate that “The Church forcefully maintains this link between life ethics and social ethics, fully aware that ‘a society lacks solid foundations when, on the one hand, it asserts values such as the dignity of the person, justice and peace, but then, on the other hand, radically acts to the contrary by allowing or tolerating a variety of ways in which human life is devalued and violated, especially where it is weak or marginalized.’” (no. 15).

  • Human Dignity

    As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition. The right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights that leads Catholics to actively work for a world of greater respect for human life and greater commitment to justice and peace.

    Visit the usccb.org for more information.

  • PowerPoint: Necessary Principals on Human Dignity 2017

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  • Scripture Resources

    Providing Scripture Resources that Affirms the Dignity of the Human Person

  • Videos

     

    Respect Life 2013-14 Program from the USCCB

    A video series by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching. In this video, Bishop Robert Barron, Jonathan Reyes, and Helen Alvaré discuss respect for the life and dignity of the human person.

Further Reading

Blog: Respect for Human Life

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Evangelium Vitae - The Gospel of Life

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