Pope Francis’ Laudato Si provides a framework for Catholic Social Teaching that can and should be adopted by the modern citizen. His writing especially focuses on the dignity of both human beings and the planet in the face of modern corruption. The protection of dignity in today’s world is crucial for humans and the environment, and perhaps the best way to secure the dignity of life and planet is through both domestic and international law. While there are certainly concerns for human dignity around the globe, the United States in particular is home to corruption and hate that should not exist in the country that claims to be a role model for freedom. The United States Government and Police forces make extremely important ethical decisions every day that directly correlate to the dignity and respect of other human beings. I hope that through studying Philosophy at the University of Scranton I can later pursue a degree in Law and legally defend the principles presented by Pope Francis in Laudato Si.