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.

Programs

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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 Trustee Workshops

April 23 @ 9:00 am - May 28 @ 4:00 pm EDT
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Two Saturdays: April 23 (French) and May 28 (English)

In the lead-up to Ontario’s municipal elections in October 2022—including elections for Catholic school board trustees—we are pleased to present a special edition of our Catholic Leaders Mission program, workshops for those discerning whether to seek election as Catholic school board trustee through a deeper look at this crucial vocation for Catholic education. The workshops are presented in both English and French, in partnership with l'AFOCSC, the OCSTA, and the St. Monica’s Institute for Education and Evangelization: the French-language workshop…

Ontario 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.

Quebec General Election

Quebec General Election

October 3

The 2022 Quebec general election is scheduled to take place on or before October 3, 2022, to elect the members of the National Assembly of Quebec. Under the province's fixed election date law, passed in 2013, "the general election following the end of a Legislature shall be held on the first Monday of October of the fourth calendar year following the year that includes the last day of the previous Legislature".

Ontario Election

2022 Ontario Municipal Elections

October 24

Municipal council and school board elections will take place on Monday, October 24, 2022.

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What it means to be a people

March 31, 2022
Every civic act matters. Your vote matters. That letter you write to your city councillor matters. Your decision to volunteer for a charity, join a…

Podcasts and Videos

Subsidiarity In Action

Subsidiarity In Action

April 24, 2022
https://youtu.be/uhA9WahHPos "It is clearly laid down that the paramount task assigned to government officials is that of recognizing, respecting, reconciling, protecting and promoting the rights…

A Catholic Vision of the Good Society

April 7, 2022
https://youtu.be/JJ6j3eNbybo In economics, culture, and politics, there are many competing methods of measuring the good of a society, or to what degree a society enables…
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