Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) promotes the social justice mission of Pope Francis and the Catholic Church in American politics, media, and culture.
Means of Achieving our Mission
We do this by educating our 65,000 members on how the social mission of the Catholic Church colors contemporary political issues, by communicating Pope Francis and the Church's social justice values in national mainstream secular and religious media, and by working in alliance with other Catholic, faith, and social justice organizations in advocating for issues at the heart of Pope Francis and the Church's ministry.
Recent History & Work (July 2015-June 2016)
The past twelve months have surpassed all superlatives for CACG. For one week, our nation was transformed as we welcomed Pope Francis. While here, he challenged us to be a nation that always lives up to its promise to be “a land of dreams.” Throughout the year, CACG has been on the frontlines lifting up Francis’s and the Church’s social justice mission in American politics, media, and culture.
We promoted these Gospel values on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and throughout halls of power across the nation. Our voice and our work were featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TIME, The Atlantic, The New Republic and on ABC, CNN, MSNBC, and—yes—even FOX News.
In fact, we were the #1 quoted Catholic organization in the world during Pope Francis’s visit.
It's been a great twelve months, but we still have more work to do. For all that is great about the United States, we are still nation that struggles to live up to our highest ideals. We’re still a nation where the political rhetoric is high on privilege and low on wisdom and where the color of one’s skin can affect the quality and the potential of one’s life. We’re still a nation where the deportation of millions is touted by some as justice and where too often people suffer cruelty at the hands of other. And
We’re still a nation that where some tout bigotry and hatred under the guise of security. This fall, our nation faces a great values debate, and Catholics are called by God to stand up and to speak for justice. Last September, Pope Francis invited the American people to undertake a “revolution of tenderness.” We proudly accept the challenge.