Statement of Values
“Once more, I appeal for a renewed appreciation of politics as a lofty vocation and one of the highest forms of charity, in as much as it seeks the common good.”–Pope Francis, Fratelli tutti
The Catholic faith is the heart of our mission at Catholic Conscience. This means being a follower and servant of Jesus Christ in everything we do—including how we go about our work. This statement of values, rooted in the principles of our Catholic faith, directs us as we work to share Catholic social teaching with Canadians and form Catholics to become leaders in their communities. Each of these is rooted in principles of Catholic social teaching and Christian virtues.
- Equipping Catholics to discern their own consciences as voters:
We are non-partisan and collaborate with Canadians and Catholics across the political spectrum. We emphasize the process of prayerful discernment, especially in how we encourage greater Catholic attention to voting and political engagement.
- Building the Kingdom of God with Catholic social teaching:
We view the mission of Catholic civic and political leadership as a mission of evangelization.
- Inspiring the best in Catholic leadership:
We seek creative ways to form and inspire loving Catholic leadership and civic witness, for the good of all Canadians.
- Charitable love for our neighbours:
We believe in willing the good of one another over our own good. Our aim is to be a healing force of political love in Canadian politics.
- Serving the common good:
We believe in Christ’s words that the first among us must be the least. We support engagement in the public square out of love for God, neighbour and community.