The Infinite Dignity of Human Beings, Part II

Last week I wrote Part I of this two-part series examining the new Declaration released by the Vatican Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Dignitas Infinita”.  This declaration discusses the topic human dignity, its source, types of dignity, and application in the way people are treated. 

In Part I, I discussed the concept of dignity as presented in the first half of “Dignitas Infinita”.  Concepts are important but they reach their full benefit when applied to practical life situations.  This is what the second half of “Dignitas Infinita” does as it seeks to “addresses some specific and grave violations of that dignity” (33).  Now, here in Part II, I will provide my reflection on the application of dignity presented in “Dignitas Infinita”.

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