It is part of human dignity and subsidiarity to afford to citizens means by which they may, either as an individual or in association with others, contribute to the cultural, economic, political and social life of the civil community to which they belong. This is especially obliged when the decisions regards them personally, or their families, or the institutions of which they are a part. As noted above, "political choices (which) favour the narrow objectives of those who possess the means to influence these choices . . . are an obstacle to bringing about the common good of all citizens" (Compendium 411). Political corruption, therefore, deprives citizens of their right to participation.