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 Canada's non-partisan organization for Catholic civic and political leadership and engagement.  Our mission is civic evangelization through Catholic social teaching: forming citizens in the full breadth of our faith's social vision, and thereby forming our Catholic community into a diverse, influential, and gently persuasive family of voices within Canadian civil society and politics.


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Our programs inspire, form, and send out Catholics as engaged citizens and leaders in their communities, serving and loving their neighbours generously and effectively. Learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

Catholic Commons

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Every month we send subscribers a free copy of The Catholic Commons, 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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Ontario General Election

Ontario General Election

June 2, 2022

Ontario's next general election is to be held on or before June 2, 2022. Catholics and all people of good will should consider the positions of the parties in view of the full range of Catholic social teaching, in order to elect leaders who will seek to promote the good of all, with respect for all. Our election guide can be found here.

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A special federal election issue

August 25, 2021
Dear friends, We mentioned last month speculation that there would be a federal election in late summer or early fall. The speculation turned out to be…

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Green Thomism

Green Thomism

November 18, 2021
Professor Christopher Thompson—professor of moral theology at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity—joined us to explore his idea of Green Thomism, which "seeks to…
Ecological Conversion (Beauty of Creation series): Featuring Sister Damien Marie Savino

Ecological Conversion

October 27, 2021
In Laudato si', Pope Francis calls us to ecological conversion, and writes that "living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to…
Human Uniqueness

Human Uniqueness

September 16, 2021
the opening discussion in our series on Faith & Science, called ‘The Beauty of Creation’, where we’ll be engaging with leading scientists, philosophers and theologians.…
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