The first principle of morality is to do good and avoid evil. We cannot really do this unless we know what good things ought to be sought, and what evils are to be avoided entirely, or tolerated for a time under certain circumstances. In all of this Catholic teaching gives us concrete guidance.
In the following pages are addressed in detail the General Moral Principles summarized below, as well as the Specific Issues and their) related moral principles.
Catholics Must Form Their Consciences by Church Teaching
This obligation flows from the virtue of faith, since belief in Christ is also belief in the Church and Christ’s promises to the Church.
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The Constitution of the United States (Preamble)
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.