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1. Human dignity

The person is sacred, made in the image of God
Human life must be valued infinitely above material possessions

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2. Community/Common Good

The social nature of the human person
Humanity by its very nature stands completely in need of life in society
We all need company, friends, socialisation

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3. Rights and duties

Civil/political
Economic/social
Every person had a right to the basic material necessities that are required to live a decent life e.g food, shelter, fresh water and clothing

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4. Option for the poor

Remember the "Windows, orphans, and aliens."
A necessary element of the common good
We remember the less fortunate in our society

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5. Participation

All people have a right to a minimum level of participation in the economic (have a job) political (to vote) and cultural life of society different cultures mixing

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6. Economic Justice

All workers have a right to productive work, to decent wages, to sad working conditions.
The economy must serve people and people are more important than things

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7. Stewardship of Creation

Looking after the earth and share

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8. Solidarity

All the people of the world belong to one human family
Must respect everybody
Together we help

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9. Role of Government

The state has a positive moral function. It is an instrument to promote human dignity, protect human rights, and build the common good

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10. Promotion of Peace

Peace is not just the absence of war
"If you want peace, work for justice"
Taking care of each other and being in harmony