Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Basic: God made each person, so every life is important and should be protected.
More: 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. In our society, human life is under direct attack from abortion and euthanasia. The value of human life is being threatened by cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and the use of the death penalty. The intentional targeting of civilians in war or terrorist attacks is always wrong. Catholic teaching also 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.
Read more on The Life and Dignity of the Human Person on the USCCB website.
Family Resources (Session Elements)
- Life & Dignity Art
- Theme and Prayer Service
- Activity: Respecting Human Dignity
- Bible Story: David the Lord’s Chosen One
- Saint Story: St. France Xavier Cabrini
- Faith Formation students have the opportunity to win a Snow Biz prize by completing one element from each session. Students can receive credit for the element by sending a picture of the activity, your prayer space, coloring page, or short reflection to Samantha via email firstname.lastname@example.org or text. This must be completed by the end of the last week.