Catholic social teaching is called the Church’s “best-kept secret.”

We believe that the secret needs to be shared—and that it will transform you into the participant and the servant-leader your community and country need.

Catholic social teaching is a model for: healthier politics and democracy; a culture and economy where every person’s God-given dignity and the common good flourishes; and a manifesto for the humble and magnanimous leaders Canadians deserve.

Our mission is to share Catholic social teaching and form Catholic leaders rooted in its truth and beauty, so Catholic social teaching can become a transformative force in Canadian society and politics—our great gift to Canada as Catholic leaders.

Our vision is that every Catholic becomes a leader in their communities, formed in the image of Christ, serving and loving their neighbours in the model of the Most Gentle Shepherd,

And for a Canada whose politics, economy and culture have been transformed by the life-affirming wisdom of Catholic social teaching—building the Kingdom of God here among us.

Who We Are

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Catholic Conscience is a non-partisan Catholic and Canadian civic and political engagement organization. We are devoted to the mission of forming Common Good Catholics—engaged citizens and servant-leaders committed to Catholic social teaching—and sending them out to serve others and lead Canadian communities.


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At Catholic Conscience, our programs are aimed at inspiring, forming, and sending Common Good Catholics to serve Canadians and lead Canadian communities, rooted in Catholic social teaching. Learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

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Every month we send subscribers a free copy of the Common Good Catholic, our e-newsletter for Catholic citizens. It includes prayers, the latest updates from Pope Francis, wonderful reading and video content on citizenship and spirituality that Catholics will love, and more!

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Canada Federal Election

Canada’s Next Federal Election

October 16, 2023 @ 8:00 am EDT

Canada's next federal election will offer voters an opportunity to ensure that the nation is guided by leaders who will provide practical and efficient leadership with the good of all in mind – including the unborn, the elderly, the young, families, and those who are too often forgotten by society – as well as workers, farmers, business owners, and all future generations. It's set for October 2023 at the latest, but may well come early. Here are materials to help…

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Hail Mary, full of grace

April 30, 2021
Dear friends, The blessed month of May is upon us—a month dedicated to our Lady, and one that includes the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker…

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Vote Like a Catholic

Vote Like a Catholic

January 20, 2021
Learn how to vote like a Catholic by discerning your conscience, and addressing common myths about Church teaching on voting. These are just two common…
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