Foundation for Family and Life
Our Core Values describe who we are and what we are called
to do in the world. They provide parameters and constant guideposts
in our moving on in our life and mission.
Centered on Christ.
everything that we are and do, we look to Jesus, who is our
Savior and Lord. Jesus is our model in our obedience to the
Father, in our faithfulness to His call, and to total submission
to His divine will. And as He who called us is holy, we ourselves
will strive for holiness of life (1 Pt 1:15-16), and look
to exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit in our day-to-day lives
Evangelistic and missionary.
are called to proclaim the good news of Jesus to the whole
world (Mk 16:15). We are his witnesses (Lk 24:48). Every CFC-FFL
member is an evangelizer, in the normal day-to-day environments
of our lives. We look to doing mission beyond our own environments
to the very ends of the earth.
Focused on the family.
life and mission is founded on strong families in Christ.
We recognize that the future of humanity passes by way of
the family. We defend and strengthen Christian marriage, we
raise our children to be the next generation of God’s
people, we establish our homes as pieces of Kingdom ground.
In our defense of the family, we are called to a strong advocacy
and defense of the culture of life.
are part of the larger family of CFC-FFL, a global family
of many different nationalities and cultures but all sharing
brotherhood and sisterhood in Christ. We desire to move forward
together in our life in the Lord, providing love, affirmation,
friendship, support and healing. We are committed to the good
of our brethren, always living the truth in love (Eph 4:15).
Living a preferential option for the poor.
recognize Jesus’ mission to bring glad tidings to the
poor (Lk 4:18). We look to both the spiritual and material
upliftment of the least among our brethren. In doing so, we
will be in solidarity with the poor by striving to live a
simple lifestyle, to share our resources, and to fight for
social justice in the world.
Exercising servant leadership.
are privileged to serve God and His people, both in and out
of CFC-FFL. We serve with the mind and heart of Jesus, who
came to serve and not to be served (Mt 20:28). Leaders are
to serve with humility, self-sacrifice and submission to the
Chief Shepherd, to whom we will render an account (Hb 13:17).
He who wishes to be great shall be the least of all (Mt 20:26-27).
Being a servant to the Church.
in CFC-FFL are an integral part of the Catholic Church. We
are submitted to our bishops and to the pope. Our life, formation
and service will conform to Catholic values and ideals. We
make ourselves available to be of service in the parishes
and dioceses, especially in the areas of family and life.
We look to Mary, the mother of the Church, as our inspiration
(Oct 2, 2007)