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Welcome to Justice Watch

Justice watch is a project of the St. Thomas More Center for Truth & Justice, an apostolate of the Order of the Legion of St. Michael.

Blog entries will include comment on current events, analysis of the past, and suggestions for the future. Our goal is to Advocate, Educate, and to Secure the dignity of the human person for the common good that is “the sum total of social conditions which allow people, either as groups or as individuals, to reach their fulfillment more fully and more easily.” (GS 26.1)

The common good consists of three elements (CCC 1925):

  1. Respect for and promotion of the fundamental rights of the person;
  2. prosperity, or the development of the spiritual and temporal goods of society; and
  3. the peace and security of the group and its members.

The dignity of the human person requires that everyone “be concerned to create and support institutions that improve the conditions of life” (CCC 1926) and that work to create and ensure social justice as a means to secure it.

Social Justice can be attained only in respecting the transcendent dignity of man. The person represents the ultimate end of society, which is ordered to him:

What is at stake is the dignity of the human person, whose defense and promotion have been entrusted to us by the Creator, and to whom the men and woman at every moment of history are strictly and responsibly in debt.” (John Paul II, SRS 47; CCC 1929)

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