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What Are Basic Human Rights?
The Catholic tradition has always taught that the Right to Life is fundamental.
Other basic rights stem from it: what the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops call Conditions for living a decent life: faith and family life, food and shelter, education and employment, healthcare and housing.
Catholic Social Teaching recognizes three sets of rights:
The Right to Life (including food, clothing, shelter, rest, medical care, and essential social services).