The Dignity of Every Human Person is Paramount. We believe that every person has innate value, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every organization is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.
We Are Called to Social Engagement by Our Very Nature. People have the right and the duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.
We Have Not Only Basic Human Rights, But Also Responsibilities. The first two values can only be achieved if our responsibilities to uphold life and those things required for human decency, are met.
We Must Recognize an Option for the Poor and Vulnerable. The division between rich and poor continue to deepen, and we must be mindful to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.
Work Should Dignify the Worker. The economy must serve the people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of ongoing participation in creation.
We Must Work in Solidarity. We are one human family, whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economical, or ideological differences. In loving our neighbours and co-workers, we also become peacemakers.
We Must Care for Creation. We show respect to our Creator by our wise stewardship of creation. Care of the earth is a requirement of our faith. We are called to protect both people and planet.
**Portions of our core values are taken from “Themes of Catholic Social Teaching” published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.