We serve as a liaison to state and federal government officials on matters of concern to the Catholic Church. We act as a nonpartisan public policy voice on behalf of the faithful Catholics in the Palmetto state.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of his Church guide the work of the South Carolina Catholic Conference, which through relationships with representatives and agencies of South Carolina government, analyzes the moral dimension of public policies, proclaims the sanctity of life and dignity of the human person, leads decision makers in reaching just solutions, and provides opportunities for Catholics in South Carolina to carry out their responsibility to participate in political life.
A state Catholic Conference is a church agency representing the dioceses within a state in order to provide for the coordination of the public policy concerns of the church. State Catholic Conferences communicate with state governments, other church agencies, non-Catholic churches, and secular agencies. Bishops, priests, religious, and lay persons are involved in the work of the conferences.