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. This means listening carefully for the voice of the Jesus, the Most Gentle Shepherd, and attempting to follow him in everything we do—including all the ways we go about our work. This statement of values, rooted in the principles of our faith, directs us as we work to share the full range of Catholic social teaching with Catholics and other Canadians, and form them into not just engaged citizens, but community leaders. Each of these statements is rooted in principles of Catholic social teaching and Christian virtues.
- Equipping Catholics to discern their own consciences as voters:
We are non-partisan. We embrace and collaborate with Canadians and Catholics across the full political spectrum, emphasizing the good qualities of each individual and each party, and promoting a 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, sharing the full range of Catholic Social Teachings for the improvement of civic discourse.
- Inspiring the best in Catholic leadership:
We seek creative ways to form and inspire just and charitable 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.