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On Human Rights and Responsibilities
By Fr. Ronan Newbold, CP and John Gonzalez
As in sacred scripture, the exact words “human rights” and “human dignity” are difficult terms to find in the rules of Religious Men and Women. However, in our Passionist Rule and Constitutions of 1984, Article # 72, we read the following:
“Guided by the teaching of the Church and our own consecration to the Passion of Christ, we strive to make our lives and apostolate an authentic and credible witness on behalf of justice and human dignity.
“Accordingly, our life-style must stand out as a prophetic condemnation of the injustices among which we live; it should be a continual witness against the abuses of a consumer society.” In the sentence above “human dignity” appears describing how we are to live and what we are to preach
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