The Office of Public Policy is the non-partisan public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Maine. It represents the Church before the Maine State Legislature and other civil officials by applying the principles of Catholic social teaching to critical issues of the day and encouraging citizen involvement in the legislative process.
The Office supports the ministry of the Church by:
a. educating Catholics and the public about the ethical and moral framework that should be applied to public policy decisions;
b. mobilizing the Catholic community to make its voice heard in the public arena;
c. working with political and community leaders to shape laws and policies that pursue respect for life, social justice and the common good.