“This will be a day of family and friendship in celebration of the beauty and dignity of every human life – from conception to natural death,” said Archbishop Gomez. “Join me and thousands in declaring a commitment to valuing and protecting all human life, particularly the most vulnerable in our society.”

Human Dignity is The Basis of Fundamental Human Rights

  The good Samaritan recognized the dignity in the other and cared for his life.

Human Dignity is at the Heart of Human Identity

Careful reflection on this teaching of the Magisterium and on the evidence ofreason, as mentioned above, enables us to respond to the numerous moral problemsposed by technical interventions upon the human being in the first phases of hislife and upon the processes of his conception.

Human Dignity « Catholic Social Teaching

On its part, the Magisterium of the Church offers to human reason in thisfield too the light of Revelation: the doctrine concerning man taught by theMagisterium contains many elements which throw light on the problems being facedhere. From the moment of conception, the life of every human being is to berespected in an absolute way because man is the only creature on earth that Godhas "wished for himself " (16) and the spiritual soul of each man is"immediately created" by God; (17) his whole being bears the image ofthe Creator. Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves"the creative action of God" (18) and it remains forever in a specialrelationship with the Creator, who is its sole end.(19) God alone is the Lord oflife from its beginning until its end: no one can, in any circumstance, claimfor himself the right to destroy directly an innocent human being. (20) Humanprocreation requires on the part of the spouses responsible collaboration withthe fruitful love of God; (21) the gift of human life must be actualized inmarriage through the specific and exclusive acts of husband and wife, inaccordance with the laws inscribed in their persons and in their union.(22)

Are primates or other non-human animals to be considered persons with intrinsic dignity or rights?
He who puts his faith in the restoration of human dignity cannot be wrong.

Life and Dignity - Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg

The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and thatthe dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision forsociety. This belief is the foundation of all the principles of oursocial teaching. In our society, human life is under direct attack fromabortion and euthanasia. The value of human life is being threatenedby cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and the use of the death penalty. The intentional targeting of civilians in war or terroristattacks is always wrong. Catholic teaching also calls on us to work toavoid war. Nations must protect the right to life by findingincreasingly effective ways to prevent conflicts and resolve them bypeaceful means. We believe that every person is precious, that peopleare more important than things, and that the measure of everyinstitution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity ofthe human person.

It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life .


The bishops pledged to affirm the intrinsic value of human life and the dignity of every human being in a way that transforms the culture by implementing

Human dignity goes to the heart of human identity, including the identities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

The Dignity and Sanctity of Every Human Life - FlipSnack

Inspired by the example of Pope Francis, OneLife LA seeks to promote a culture of life, where every human life is valued, especially the marginalized. The second annual event, themed “Who do you live for?” will start at noon (12 p.m.) with a walk led by Archbishop Gomez through downtown streets. It will conclude at 4 pm, followed by the “” Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gomez at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Visit for more information about the Mass.