Freedom.

The foundation of human flourishing.
"The freedom of the individual finds its basis in man's transcendent dignity . . ." - Pope John Paul II, Message for World Day of Peace, 1981

Family.

The fundamental social unit of a healthy, functioning society.
"The family may be regarded as the cradle of civil society . . . " - Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae

Economy.

The intersection of free enterprise and ingenuity ordered to human flourishing.
"It is . . . an error to say that the economic and moral orders are so distinct from and alien to each other that the former depends in no way on the latter." - Pope Pius XI, Quadragesimo Anno

Culture.

The driving force behind the way we form human relationships.
"Human beings interpret and shape the natural environment through culture, which in turn is given direction by the responsible use of freedom, in accordance with the dictates of the moral law." - Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate

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The Catholic University of America

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202-319-5892
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The Institute for Human Ecology
The Catholic University of America


620 Michigan Avenue NE
339 Caldwell Hall
Washington, DC 20064


202-319-5892
ihe@cua.edu

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