GUIDING PRINCIPLES
CHRIST IS OUR GUIDE
Every member of our human family was uniquely created and loved into existence by God.  Convicted in this belief, we seek to protect the dignity of the human person by selflessly serving the poor and marginalized, courageously defending all human life, and repairing relationships through ecumenical unity.​​​
​​ SELFLESSLY SERVE THE POOR & MARGINALIZED
"What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?  Can that faith save him?  If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?  So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead." - James 2:14-17 
​​ COURAGEOUSLY DEFEND LIFE
"You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.  I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works!  My very self you know.  My bones are not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, fashioned in the depths of the earth.  Your eyes saw me unformed; in your book all are written down; my days were shaped, before one came to be." - Psalm 139:13-16

REPAIR RELATIONSHIPS 
THROUGH ECHUMENICAL UNITY
"All the faithful should remember that the more effort they make to live holier lives according to the Gospel, the better will they further Christian unity and put it into practice. For the closer their union with the Father, the Word, and the Spirit, the more deeply and easily will they be able to grow in mutual brotherly love." - Decree on Ecumenism UNITATIS REDINTEGRATIO