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What are the most fundamental moral issues for the Church?

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The most fundamental moral issues for us, as members of the Catholic Church, are rooted in the fundamental moral code provided by Jesus Christ (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1953). “It is the work of Christ and is expressed particularly in the Sermon on the Mount.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1965) (Gospel of Matthew, chapters 5-7)

The US Catholic Catechism for Adults adds that “The most basic principle of the Christian moral life is the awareness that every person bears the dignity of being made in the image of God.”

See – Making Moral Choices and What public policies should concern Catholics the most?

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