The Catholics for the Common Good Logo

CCG LogoThe Outer Circle

The outer circle symbolizes God, without beginning or end. He lives in eternity and embraces his entire creation.

The circle, combined with the interlocking inner circles , also represents the unity of the Body of Christ – in communion with Him and with each other through Baptism and the Eucharist.

The Four Circles — The Good News

The four circles symbolize the four Gospel, the “good news” of Jesus Christ, the “source of hope for humanity and the renewal of society.”

Concentric Circles

Concentric circles unity of body and soul. What affects the body, affects the soul. What affects the soul, affects the body.

It also represents the uniqueness of each human person — an unrepeatable manifestation of God’s love, for whom Christ became man, suffered and died. While each is unique, each is equal in value and dignity.

The Interlocking Circles

Imago Dei

Created in the image of God, a communion of three persons bound in a relationship of love that we know as the Holy Trinity has consequences for every human person — we are made for love, for relationship and for interdependence.

 Common Good

There are certain things that are “common” to each therefore to every person without exception and “good” meaing that which contributes to human flourishing. The common good creates the foundation of human rights and a guiding principle for the organization of secular society.


It is the family, not the individual that is the first cell of society. It is the first school of love, peace and justice. The family, founded on marriage, the free choice of a man and woman to make themselves irreplaceable to each other in the family.


The circles interlock to remind us:

    1. We are called to a common mission
    2. That the Common Good is what is common to each and therefore all human persons and good — that which contributes to human flourishing.


The shield which is an adaptation for the coat-of-arms of Pope John Paul II, the inspiration for CCG. It was adopted as part of our logo to remind us of the need for action, engagement with the culture. This takes conviction, courage, and protection. It meant to remind us that our lay role in the mission of the Church must always be a work of the Holy Spirit — without the power of the Holy Spirit we can do mothering. It also should remind us that we receive all of the grace necessary for our mission from the Holy Spirit, through our Baptism and Confirmation, however, to fully access that, we must respond to the Church call to holiness and frequent pray and participation in the Sacraments.

The shield bears the cross of the risen Lord. Through the cross we join in the suffering of Jesus for our sins. As a symbol of hope, it can remind us of the privilege and joy of serving Christ and His Church even when it may be uncomfortable or lead to the persecution that he promised for us.

The simple letter “M” represents Mary, the first Christian and Mother of God. We particularly have a devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe to whom Pope John Paul II gave the title, Star of the New Evangelization. Of all Marian apparitions, the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe was the only time she came for the sole purpose of evangelization. She perfectly inculturated Christianity in Mexico and throughout the America’s. She is our patroness, intercessor, model, and guide for the evangelization of culture.