Evangelization Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) is a Third Millennium agency for “evangelization” in the United States of America and beyond.

EEI has been created to enable, shape, support and sustain:

  • continuing education on contemporary questions of faith and moral issues;
  • a faithful response from catholic (universal) Christians to the present call for a “New Evangelization;” and,
  • a dutiful response to the call for “Faithful Citizenship.”

To fulfill its mission, EEI is designed to be an “incubator” of various evangelization-related multi-media works, evangelization-related projects and programs, and evangelization-related alliances and associations – including interfaith alliance and associations – and new evangelization-related organizations and legal entities as may be deemed necessary.

Catholics are encouraged to volunteer their time, talent and treasure to EEI.

Evangelization Enterprises, Inc. is approved as a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit under the IRS Code of the U.S.A., therefore donations to EEI are tax deductible.

Members of the board of directors, trustees, and officers of Evangelization Enterprises, Inc. are primarily Catholic Christian laypersons faithful to the Magisterium, working closely with clergy co-workers and advisors.

The EEI leadership team seeks to enrich faith, strengthen the family and the Church, and form Christian culture, according to the mind of the Christ, focusing on the regional, national, or international issues that affect catholic (universal) Christians and all persons of good will.

 

What is “evangelization”?

The document “Go and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States,” published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), provides an excellent definition of Catholic evangelization. Rephrasing the teaching of Pope Paul VI in “Evangelii Nuntiandi,” “Go and Make Disciples” states:

Evangelizing means bringing the Good News of Jesus into every human situation and seeking to convert individuals and society by the divine power of the Gospel itself. At its essence are the proclamation of salvation in Jesus Christ and the response of a person in faith, which are both works of the Spirit of God. Evangelization must always be directly connected to the Lord Jesus Christ….There is no true evangelization if the name, the teaching, the life, the promises, the Kingdom and the mystery of Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God are not proclaimed.”(#10-11)

Following this definition, EEI sees evangelization as a continuous seven-step process. EEI invites all persons to live this process and incorporate others into this experience:

  1. Discovering Jesus as Lord and Savior through a personal encounter with Him through His Word and His Presence;
  2. Becoming a disciple of Jesus, developing a personal relationship with each Sacred Person of the Blessed Trinity, learning how to be a Child of God and a member of the Kingdom of Heaven;
  3. Following the leadership of Jesus and living His sacramental and sacrificial way of life;
  4. Doing good and avoiding evil;
  5. Living virtuously, lovingly, humbly, generously, peacefully, joyfully, faithfully, hopefully, and charitably in communion with Jesus and other catholic (universal) Christians, while respecting the dignity of all others.
  6. Professing Jesus as Lord and Savior, proclaiming the Good News of Redemption and Salvation as an ambassador for Christ.
  7. Witnessing to the Power and Mercy of God working in your life, preserving in faith without regard for the cost.

 

What is the “New Evangelization”?

 The traditional method of evangelization is by word of mouth, face to face, witnessing to the truth of the Gospel, and by way of personal example, living virtuously and exhibiting Gospel values. This remains the primary method of evangelization.

What is meant by the term a “New Evangelization” is a revitalized traditional method that is magnified through the use of a wide range of methods: television and radio; the Internet and social media; literature and lyrics, etc. - an entire genre of Christian education and entertainment through all available media, e.g., movies, music, theatre – especially live theatre – some focused on prayer and conversion, and some focused on creating an environment conducive to relaying the Gospel message.

What also makes evangelization in our time “new” are contemporary faith and moral issues – and the renewed call to you and to me to bring the Christian message into our environments as bearers of truth, light bearers, torch bearers. Jesus said: “I came to set the world on fire [with pure and perfect love], and how I wish it were already ablaze.” – (Luke 12:49)

 

What constitutes “faithful citizenship”?

The word “citizenship” denotes the fact or status of being a citizen of a particular place or social situation. A “citizen,” therefore is one who owes alliance to a specific locale that designates a civil society, e.g., a “state” or a “nation,” or a “community”, e.g., The Mystical Body of Christ.

The word “citizenship” is used to denote the qualities that a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community. And, the word “faithful” denotes the quality of having or showing true and constant support or loyalty. One who is faithful is deserving of trust. One who is faithful keeps promises and does what he or she is supposed to do.

Therefore, a “faithful citizen” is one who can be trusted to show loyalty or support for the community to which they owe allegiance. A faithful citizen is one who does what he or she is supposed to do – when she or he is supposed to do it!

As suggested above, it is possible for a person simultaneously to be a citizen of one domain and one or more others. Such persons are said to have dual citizenship or multiple citizenship. A status of dual citizenship or multiple citizenship means that there are equal claims, simultaneously possessed by two or more nations, to the allegiance of an individual.

 

Dual nationality is an example of the status of a person who is a legal citizen of two or more countries. In America, as in some other places, a person is both a citizen of a state (e.g., Pennsylvania) or a U.S. territory (e.g., Puerto Rico) and the nation (i.e., The United States of America).

 

MAIN POINT: Regardless of allegiances owed to a person’s tribe, state, nation, or such, a person baptized into Christ, i.e., a Christian, owes an allegiance to the Mystical Body of Christ – which supersedes and limits all other allegiances! The reason for this is that Christians are citizens of a spiritual realm as well as a material one. The state may lay legitimate claims against your body and possessions, but not your soul.

 In this context, “faithful citizenship” for a Catholic Christian is defined by the magisterium of the Church. 

Catholic faith requires the Church – and each member – to participate in shaping the moral character of society! This duty is a basic part of the mission we have received from Jesus Christ. What faith teaches about the dignity of the human person and about the sacredness of every human life helps us to see more clearly the same truths that also come to us through the gift of human reason. Because we Catholics are persons of both faith and reason, it is appropriate and necessary for us to bring this essential truth about human life and human dignity to the “public square

The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us: “It is necessary that all participate, each according to his position and role, in promoting the common good … This obligation is inherent in the dignity of the human person … As far as possible citizens should take an active part in public life.” ~ CCC 1913-1915. And, St. Pope John Paul II taught, “The direct duty to work for a just ordering of society is proper to the lay faithful” ~ Deus Caritas Est. This duty is more critical than ever in our political environment where the dignity of the human person is threatened and the sacredness of human life, marriage, and family are challenged.

The Church equips its members to address these threats and challenges by helping each of us to develop a “well-formed conscience.”

Conscience” is the “Voice of God” resounding in the human heart, revealing the truth and calling us to do what is good while shunning what is evil. Conscience always requires serious attempts to make sound moral judgments based on the truths of our faith. And, the formation of conscience begins with a desire to embrace goodness and truth. This desire is the driving force – the motivation – impelling us on to study Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Church.

Making “moral choices” can be complex. Well-formed consciences aided by Prudence are required. At the personal level, the exercise of one’s conscience begins with the rejection of sin! At the societal level, the exercise of one’s conscience begins with the outright opposition to existing and proposed policies and laws that violate human dignity or the sanctity of life! Those who knowingly, willingly, and directly support a public policy or piece of legislation that opposes or undermines Catholic or universal moral principles cooperate with evil!

To aid us in our formation of conscience and to guide our actions, the Church offers a “moral framework”. This moral framework is presented to us both as individuals and as the Catholic communion (Faithful Citizenship, USCCB). It is based upon a consistent ethic of life expressed as seven key themes. These themes from Catholic social teaching provide a moral framework that does not easily fit with political ideologies. These themes are neither partisan nor sectarian – they reflect fundamental moral principles or ethical principles that are common to all people.

Rightly understood, this moral framework neither treats all issues as morally equivalent – which they are not – nor does it reduce Catholic teaching to one or two issues. Rather, it anchors the Catholic commitment to defend human life, from conception until natural death, in the fundamental moral obligation to respect the dignity of every person as a child of God. It unites us as a People of Life for Life (Evangelium Vitae) pledged to build what Pope John Paul II called a “culture of life” (Evangelium Vitae). This culture of life begins with the pre-eminent obligation to protect innocent life from direct attack and extends to defending life wherever it is threatened or diminished.

In 2007, the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, addressing the grave moral issues of our time, called the laity to join with the clergy in fulfillment of Christian “political responsibility.”

As the Body of Christ, with Christ as our head and the Holy Spirit as our guide, we cannot – and we must not – compromise basic Catholic principles or moral teaching! We are committed to clarity about our moral teaching and we are committed to civility in our dealings with others – especially in our involvement in the political process! We must practice the virtues of justice and charity that are at the core of our Catholic Tradition! There are many and varied ways to advance our moral principles, understanding that they are not all equal, but it is our duty to advance all of them!

Faithful citizenship is the affirmation of authentic Catholic moral and social teaching - opposing “evil” and doing “good” always and everywhere! It is about looking upon “politics” through the lens of faith. With regard to “partisan politics” or “elections,” a Catholic always must be “Catholic first!

Due to the unrelenting assault on morality and increasing travesties against justice, there is an urgent need for informed, united, Catholic Action – Political Action – in our day and time. For this we share responsibility! For this we bear accountability!

[For an more in-depth treatment of Faithful Citizenship, click here.]

 

What does EEI mean by identifying itself as an “incubator”?

An “incubator” is a mechanism for steadily forming, shaping, building up, and advancing things under conditions that promote development in a positive way. “Incubation” is a process. As an incubator, EEI manages the incubation (development) process.

EEI is an organization that specializes in conceiving, developing, launching and supporting evangelization-related projects, products, and organizational entities of varying scope. Nothing is too small. Nothing is too large. We fit the solution to the need and the available resources.

What are some examples of EEI’s projects, programs, alliances, organizations, etc...?

One of EEI’s major programs is to advocate “economic justice for all”. In advocating economic justice for all, EEI has formed, and continues to grow, an informal alliance between like-minded entities. Where EEI identifies "organizational alignment" on a significant moral issue or social issue, EEI seeks "entity alliance." The solidarity statement of the alliance advocating economic justice for all follows.

 

Love is Our Mission

Economic Justice for the Family

Every Citizen an Owner

The Family Fully Alive

 

Building the Material Foundation for the Culture of Life

In solidarity with Pope Francis’ call for a more inclusive and just global economy, our informal Alliance “promotes just access to, and widespread ownership of, income-producing property based on well-founded principles.” We confront the Culture of Exclusion and Death, and promote the Culture of Inclusion and Life. To build the material foundation for the Culture of Life, we believe it is critical to have a common, and commonsense, understanding of a “just economy” and its principles for redesigning our economic institutions.

A Just Free Market Proposal to Make Every Citizen an Owner

We join the serious discussion of the need to change current financial systems that allow only the rich or the government to own or control capital. Through Social Justice (which unites and directs Commutative, Distributive and Legal justice), like-minded people can organize to transform exclusionary, divisive, and corrupt institutions into participatory institutions for advancing human dignity, shared prosperity, and justice.

Success through Solidarity and Teamwork

We, the members of this informal Alliance, look to the moral leadership of His Holiness Pope Francis to teach the principles of a Just Economy that can unite people to collaborate for shaping a more just and sustainable future for all. Work with us to promote common understanding and reform our institutions to realize freedom, equality of opportunity and shared prosperity, based on the dignity and universal rights of every person.

As at August 14, 2015, we are:

  • Evangelization Enterprises, Inc. (www.EvangelizationEnterprises.org)
  • Catholic Action for Faith and Family (www.catholicaction.org)
  • The Center for Economic and Social Justice (www.cesj.org)
  • The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (U.S.) (www.catholicclergy.net)

 

In promoting economic justice for all, the Alliance reserved exhibit space at the September 22-25 2015, World Meeting of Families, in Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A. The description for the exhibit in the Exhibitor Directory follows.

EEI, the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, Catholic Action for Faith and Family, and the Center for Economic and Social Justice promote just access to, and widespread ownership of, income-producing property based on well-founded principles (CCC#2401-2412): 

The right of private property enables individuals and families to sustain themselves and ensure their liberty through economic security;

Natural Law and the Seventh Commandment forbid the unjust taking of that property.  

Visit our booth to discuss ways and means.

 

 An associated project is the development of a booklet of daily prayers and meditations for families. This booklet is designed in context with the old adage “The family that prays together stays together” coined by Servant of God Reverend Patrick Peyton.

 

Examples of organizations formed through EEI are in the EEI Operating Model (see below).

 

 

 Who, for example, is on the EEI Leadership Team?

  • Chairman & CEO: Dcn. Joseph B. Gorini, CSP, BBA, MS
  • Vice President of Operations: Mr. John C. Andrews, Ecclesial Lay Minister, BBA

         *** Note: John C. Andrews went to his Eternal reward on August 8, 2015. RIP***

  • Chaplain and Board Member: Rev. John Trigilio, Ph.D., Th.D.

 

 

How does EEI seek to enrich faith, strengthen the family and the Church, and form Christian culture?

First and foremost, EEI is a herald of the Good News of Jesus Christ:

  • Focusing the Light of Truth on errors, lies, and deceptions circulating in the present culture;
  • Calling catholic (universal) Christians and all people of Good Will to action, i.e., Faithful Citizenship.

Second, EEI offers itself as a rallying point for all who are willing and able to:

  • Confront the Culture of Exclusion and Death and build up the Culture of Encounter, Inclusion, and Life;
  • Be linked to like-minded others;
  • Be organized into teams and into alliances;
  • Restore America, and lead the world, to true and lasting, right and just, freedom, prosperity, and security - “under God”!

Third, EEI is a:

  • Manufacturer designed to use just methods to achieve positive change;
  • Supporter and sustainer
  • Educator and informer

 

 

What are some of the issues that EEI is addressing?

REALITY: A WORLD IN CRISIS

  • CULTURAL SHIFT: Depersonalization; Displacement; Secularism; Materialism;

Commercialism; Provisionalism; Relativism; Exclusionism, Indifference

IN SHORT: EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING

IS DISPOSABLE - TO BE USED, ABUSED!

  • Moral and Ecological Decline
  • Gender Redefinition and Confusion
  • Assault on Marriage, Family & Religion
  • Concentrated Wealth and Power
  • Widespread Corruption and Crime
  • Widespread Joblessness & Displacement
  • Wage, Debt and Sexual Enslavement
  • Aggression, Terrorism, Wars & Refugees
  • Widespread Anxiety and Hopelessness
  • Widespread Substance Abuse & Suicide
  • High Abortion Rates; Low Birthrates
  • Euthanasia and Genetic Engineering

The list goes on but we are not without Hope and Spiritual and Material Means!

 

RESPONSIVE EEI INITIATIVES

  1. 1.Reclaiming Inalienable and Natural Rights – especially Life & Property
  2. 2.Building a Coalition of Christian Faithful & all People of Good Will
  3. 3.Rebirthing Freedom Under God – True Liberty - especially in America
  4. 4.Restoring Covenantal Marriage and the Intergenerational Family
  5. 5.Engaging in Dialogue: EEI Exhibit at the 2015 World Meeting of Families
  6. 6.Reforming Education: Back to Basics and Restoration of Objective Truths
  7. 7.Building a Culture of Encounter, Inclusion, Sacrificial Love, and of Life!

“Faith is revolutionary!” ~ Pope Francis

 

 What is EEI'S Operating Model?

 

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Light and Heat Ministries (LAHMin) is an operating division of Evangelization Enterprises Inc. (EEI). Collaborating with all "persons of good will", LAHMin addresses its message primarily to catholic (universal) Christians, and promotes “Catholic Action” under the banner: “A Gospel for America: Recovering our American Christian Heritage; Seeking Proper Inculturation of Christianity. Our motto is: “VERITAS AEQUITAS” – which means Truth, Piety, Sanctity, and Justice.

The mission of LAHMin is to give faithful Catholics, like-minded Christians, and all people of good will, the information, perspective, encouragement, and support they need to become an active force for renewal in the Church and in society, working to lovingly and courageously proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and shape an authentically Christian culture in a secular world, by nourishing individual faith and nurturing families as domestic churches and the fundamental building blocks of society, which they are. The primary means for accomplishing our mission is the distribution of news, commentary, spiritual resources, and practical suggestions, consistent with right reasoning, and in conformity with the Will of God as revealed in Sacred Scripture — especially as expressed through the Mind of Jesus Christ, Only Son of Godand as taught by the Magisterium (i.e., the Teaching Authority) of the Church.

The information provided will help catholic Christians cope with and appropriately respond to a full range of spiritual, moral, political, social, economic, cultural, and ecclesiastical challenges which they must daily contend with in sanctifying all environments, individually and collectively, and in every aspect of their lives: one’s own integrity, family, local Church, school, workplace, marketplace, and in the public square — where public policy is formed through the dynamic tension between Christian faith and secular culture.  Visit the LAHMin website at www.lightandheatministries.org .

Apostolic Action Inc is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to bringing the light of “reason” and “revelation” into the public square, where policy is formed and ethical and moral issues of significance transcend economic, social, and political categories. The intent is to work with all people of “good will,” through educational and other legal means, to call America back to her founding deep respect and high regard for our Creator-endowed inalienable “Rights,” among these the freedom of “religion,” and the duty of “morality,” and to advocate such profound philosophical principles as “solidarity” and “subsidiarity.”   Visit the AAI website at www.ApostolicAction.org .

 

How can you help EEI and its partners?

 

THE VOCATIONAL CALL

IS A CALL TO APOSTOLIC ACTION!

[Mt 28:19]

 

EEI-ACTION IS APOSTOLIC ACTION!

 

Jesus said, I have come to set the world on fire, and how I wish it were ablaze.” ~ Lk 12:49.

 

Catch a spark! Be a spark! Join with others in, with, and through EEI to be a flame! Set your world on fire!

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Write us at:  2 Foxtail Ct., Mechanicsburg PA, 17050-8501 U.S.A.

 

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[As updated August 14, 2016]

 

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