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 (Gal 5:22-23).
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
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 Godís 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 Jesusí 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 and help.