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.

Common Good Catholic

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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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Reading Our Way to God – A Free Catholic Conscience Online Formation Event

March 11 @ 7:30 pm EST

READING OUR WAY TO GOD: A webinar featuring Word on Fire's Dr. Tod Worner. St. Jerome wrote, "When we pray, we speak to God; but when we read, God speaks to us." Join us on Thursday, March 11 (7:30-8:30 PM EST) as we interview Dr. Tod Worner (Managing Editor of Evangelization & Culture, the Journal of the Word on Fire Institute) about the power of great literature for forming us into better Catholics, better servants of Christ—and more impactful Christian…

Catholic Leaders’ Mission: free two-day formation session for civic leadership candidates

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Two Saturday sessions, May 29 and June 5, 2021. Pope Francis has said that "Politics, though often denigrated, remains a lofty vocation and one of the highest forms of charity, inasmuch as it seeks the common good." It's a critically important vocation, yet in Canada, we've lacked formation for Catholics discerning it. We're excited to announce Canada's first formation program for Catholic political candidates and elected politicians: the 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗠𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻. Any Catholic seeking election to any political office or…

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The Common Good Catholic – February 2021

Dear friends, We’ve been thinking about the future lately. We’ve been looking towards a time when the pandemic has passed—when we

Webinars, works of mercy, Catholic unity in 2021, and more

A prayer in hope for Catholic unity in 2021 Dear brothers and sisters, Happy New Year! We hope you all

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