The very first principle is related to the life and dignity by the human beings. It states that each and every person in the world deserves to be respected irrespective of his or her age, gender, race, nationality or any kind of economic status. This is because the fact which the catholic thought believes that in this world, it is full of materialistic element and the respect for human beings is decreasing (Boileau, 1998). The Catholic Social Thought states that the human life is pious, it is the dignity that related to any person acts as the foundation of his or her social teaching.
The second principle is related to the benefit of the community and the society. It is stated that the present world, the modern culture is being driven by a great level of individualism. It has been proclaimed by the tradition followed by human nature is that the humans are not only sacred, but also they are also social. CST states that the way in which each and every person organize the entire society in different things such as economics, politics and law have a direct impact on the dignity of human beings (Curran, 2002).
The third principle states that the human beings need to understand their rights and responsibilities. CST tradition teaches that the human dignity can be protected and only if the rights of the human beings are protected (Byron, 1999). Moreover, it is also important for a human to have the fundamental right attached to him or her. In a similar manner, there are different rights and duties which are given to one another, to the families and to other society.