"Their equal dignity as persons demands that we strive for fairer and more humane conditions. Excessive economic and social disparity between individuals and peoples of the one human race is a source of scandal and militates against social justice, equity, human dignity."
"The divine image is present in every [human]. It shines forth in the communion of persons, in the likeness of the unity of the divine persons themselves."
"We clearly proclaim that there is no shame in receiving a diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder and we affirm the need for education in our communities to remove the unjust prejudice and stigma often associated with mental illness."
(Hope And Healing, California Bishops)