Vatican touts ‘seamless garment’ of human dignity in new doc

Vatican touts ‘seamless garment’ of human dignity in new doc Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, second from left, is joined by Msgr Armando Matteo, secretary of the dicastery’s doctrinal section, Dr Paola Scarcella, a professor and catechist, and Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office at a news conference April 8, 2024, to present the dicastery’s declaration, ‘Dignitas Infinita’ (“Infinite Dignity”) on human dignity. Photo: CNS/Pablo Esparza

In a new document published Monday, the Vatican presented a “seamless garment” approach to human dignity, uniting Pope Francis’s progressive social agenda with the traditional moral and ethical concerns of his predecessors. Closely associated with the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago, the “seamless garment” approach to life issues in the Church consists of a…

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