#1 Protect the Weakest Amongst Us: The Unborn
Address the preeminent requirement to protect the weakest in ourÂ midstâ€”innocent unborn childrenâ€”by restricting and bringing to an endÂ the destruction of unborn children through abortion.
#2 Reject a Culture of Violence
Keep our nation from turning to violence to address fundamentalÂ problemsâ€”a million abortions each year to deal with unwanted pregnancies,Â euthanasia and assisted suicide to deal with the burdens of illness andÂ disability, the destruction of human embryos in the name of research, the useÂ of the death penalty to combat crime, and imprudent resort to war to addressÂ international disputes.
#3 Uphold the Natural Family and Its Natural Place in Society
Define the central institution of marriage as a union between one man andÂ one woman, and provide better support for family life morally, socially, andÂ economically, so that our nation helps parents raise their children with respectÂ for life, sound moral values, and an ethic of stewardship and responsibility.
#4 Just Immigration Reform
Achieve comprehensive immigration reform that secures our borders,Â treats immigrant workers fairly, offers an earned path to citizenship,Â respects the rule of law, and addresses the factors that compel people toÂ leave their own countries.
#5 A Well-Ordered Society: Education & Economics
Help families and children overcome poverty: ensuring access to and choice inÂ education, as well as decent work at fair, living wages and adequate assistanceÂ for the vulnerable in our nation, while also helping to overcome widespreadÂ hunger and poverty around the world, especially in the areas of developmentÂ assistance, debt relief, and international trade.
#6 Ethical & Comprehensive Health Care Reform
Provide health care for the growing number of people without it, whileÂ respecting human life, human dignity, and religious freedom in our healthÂ care system.
#7 Oppose All Forms of Discrimination
Continue to oppose policies that reflect prejudice, hostility towardÂ immigrants, religious bigotry, and other forms of discrimination.
#8 Protect Religionâ€™s Pursuit of the Common Good
Encourage families, community groups, economic structures, and governmentÂ to work together to overcome poverty, pursue the common good, and care forÂ creation, with full respect for religious groups and their right to address socialÂ needs in accord with their basic moral convictions.
#9 Application of the Just War Theory
Establish and comply with moral limits on the use of military forceâ€”examiningÂ for what purposes it may be used, under what authority, and at what humanÂ costâ€”and work for a â€œresponsible transitionâ€ to end the war in Iraq.
#10 Promote Global Solidarity
Join with others around the world to pursue peace, protect human rightsÂ and religious liberty, and advance economic justice and care for creation.
From St. Peter’s List Website:Â Listers, we turn now to the third part of the USCCBâ€™s document onÂ Faithful Citizenship.The following goals will be quotedÂ verbatim, but the titles areÂ added. For further reading, please check out our threads onÂ poverty,Â politics, andÂ Catholic Social Teaching.
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