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Family and Community


Catholics believe that every human life is sacred and should be respected from conception until natural death. We also believe that human life is inherently social, and that how we relate to each other in society impacts human dignity and our ability to grow in community. Marriage and family are foundational communities of society.

In the Acts of the Apostles, St. Paul describes what community looks like:

'Disciples of Christ shared their food and possessions to make sure the neediest among them were taken care of.' (Acts 2:42–47).

These members of the early Church model a society in which all members of a community care for one another.