RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND FALSE “RIGHTS”

by Father Nathaniel Haslam

Continuing his series of videos on the key themes in Catholic Social Teaching, Fr. Nathaniel enlightens us with a brief explanation of the nature of rights, and the responsibilities that are linked to these rights.  In a society that is so focused on claiming everyone’s rights, Father Nathaniel reminds us that linked to these rights is our responsibility to serve God and our neighbor by promoting our human mission in life.  He also explains the difference between natural rights and pseudo-rights or false “rights,” and the importance of knowing the difference.

For further reading, see The Principle of Rights and Responsibilities: the 10 second summary by Sr. Katherine Feely, SND.