The Catholic Church teaches that every human being has been created by God in his divine image and is precious to him. This is why the sanctity of human life and the inherent dignity of the human person are the foundation of Catholic social teaching.
We are asked to love and honor the life of every man and woman and to work with perseverance and courage so that our time, marked by all too many signs of death, may at last witness the establishment of a new culture of life, the fruit of the culture of truth and of love.
Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae (Gospel of Life), 77
In our society today, human life is under direct attack from abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, cloning, and the death penalty. Every Catholic has the moral obligation to protect human life from conception until natural death.
- Which of the life issues do I think is in most need of advocacy today?
- What are some ways that I can help to promote a Culture of Life?
Culture of Life Resources
From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
CST 101 | Life and Dignity of the Human Person
From Catholic Relief Services YouTube