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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Catholic School Trustees Mission

March 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 8:00 am EST

In conjunction with the Saint Monica Institute and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCTSA), we are offering a one-day workshop providing specialized formation and training for any one exploring a vocation to become a Catholic school board trustee. Topics will include an exploration of Catholic social teaching as it relates to education; communications skills; collaboration with fellow trustees even amid disagreement; the day-to-day lives of trustees; the Catholic vision for the well-being of students, and more. Participants will leave…

Ontario General Election

Ontario General Election

June 2

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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Caring For The Whole Person

Caring For The Whole Person

January 16, 2022
https://youtu.be/nrXVKxcm054 A conversation with two Catholics trained in neuroscience and psychiatry. During the discussion, we explored health, the unity of body and soul, and the…
We Are Fratelli tutti

We Are Fratelli tutti

January 9, 2022
Catholic Conscience Video Series Christian disciples journey into Pope Francis’ encyclical on fraternity and social friendship Join us in conversation with Catholic leaders in ministry,…
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…
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