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Catholic Social Teaching Research Guide: Rights and Responsibilities

Rights and Responsibilities

"The Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. Therefore, every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human decency. Corresponding to these rights are duties and responsibilities--to one another, to our families, and to the larger society."

Source:  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Washington, D.C.

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