Meet the Leaders of Catholics for the Common Good Institute

Oath for Officers or Directors
Catholics for the Common Good Institute

I solemnly promise to work to hold Catholics for the Common Good Institute, a lay apostolate for the evangelization of culture, in trust to faithfully serve the secular role of the laity in the mission of the Catholic Church.

I acknowledge that my role and responsibility as an officer or director of CCGI requires full communion of the Catholic Church and her bishops. Catholics for the Common Good Institute must always be tied to the vine that is Christ and his Church; always loyal to the Ordinary Magisterium.

I shall work to assure that Catholics for the Common Good Institute always

  • Trains and leads lay Catholics and develops materials and programs  that are based on authentic Catholic doctrine and in strict adherence to  the Church's Ordinary Magisterium,
  • Maintains a non-partisan/non-ideological posture by only promoting activities or taking positions on public policy issues where the application of the Church’s teachings are so clear there is little room for prudential judgment,
  • Demonstrates respect for bishops and priests.

Board of Directors

William B. May

Mark McElrath

Amy Vance

William Baumel

Mark McElrath

Rev. Michael Sweeney, O.P.
Co-Directo, Catherine of Siena Institute, Past-president, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Raymond J. Tittmann

Senior Fellow

Ernest Pierucci
Co-Founder, Henning Institute on Catholic Social Thought, St. Mary's College

Episcopal Advisors

The Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone
Archbishop of San Francisco

The Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit

Board of Advisers

Gil Bailie
President, Cornerstone Forum, national lecturer, author

Mark Brumley
President, Ignatius Press

Steve Cortright
Professor of Philosophy and Co-Founder Henning Institute on Catholic Social Thought, St. Mary's College, Co-founder, St. Anthony of Padua Institute

Pia deSolenni, PhD
Ethicist and cultural analyst, a columnist and frequent guest on TV news. Principal, Diotima Consulting;

Robert A. Destro
Project Director, Marriage Law Project , Director / Founder Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion
Columbus Law School, Catholic University

Rick Fitzgibbons, MD
Director, Institute for Marital Healing,

Ambassador Raymond L. Flynn
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, former Mayor of Boston

John Galten
President Militia Immaculata; Past Executive Director, St Ignation Institute, USF; Past President, Campion College.

Margot Kyd
Retired Fortune 100 executive

Gregory Popcak, PhD
Director, Pastoral Solutions Institute

Rev. George Schultze, S.J.
St. Patrick's Seminary

Martha Sears, RN
Co-author of 25 books on parenting, international lecturer, popular TV guest on parenting and childcare

In Memoriam

William E. May, PhD*
Michael J. McGivney Professor Emeritusof Moral Theology 
John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
We remember Dr May with a great amout of gratituded for his generosity of time and patience. Much of the foundations of the Marriage Reality Movement are based on his contributions to this apostolate.

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