"In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation."
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, 2007
“Flowing from our God-given dignity, each person has basic rights and responsibilities. These include the rights to freedom of conscience and religious liberty, to raise a family, to immigrate, to live free from unfair discrimination, and to have a share of earthly goods sufficient for oneself and one’s family. People have a fundamental right to life and to those things that make life truly human: food, clothing, housing, health care, education, security, social services, and employment. Corresponding to these rights are duties and responsibilities - to one another, to our families, and to the larger society, to respect the rights of others and to work for the common good.”
CCHD, Basic Principles of Catholic Mission