Divine dignity alone is strictly infinite

The Declaration Dignitas infinita begins with the assertion that “every human person possesses an infinite dignity, inalienably grounded in his or her very being,” and claims also that this “is fully recognizable even by reason alone.” The second assertion is nearly as striking as the first, because the Declaration’s opening line is, in fact, radically counterintuitive. On any natural reading of the phrase “infinite dignity,” human beings clearly do not have it. Only God does.