“All economic life should be shaped by moral principles. Economic choices and institutions must be judged by how they protect or undermine the life and dignity of the human person, support the family, and serve the common good.” — A Catholic Framework for Economic Life, USCCB, 1996
The Church teaches that the economy exists to serve the human person, not vice versa. We believe that in this economy, the poor and vulnerable have the greatest moral claim on our priorities and financial resources. We affirm the right of workers to just wages, decent working conditions, and the right to form and participate in unions.