EWTN Live – 2017-09-27 – Fr. Nathan Cromly

EWTN Live – 2017-09-27 – Fr. Nathan Cromly


>>TONIGHT ON “EWTN LIVE,” WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO TAKE THE PHRASE ORA ET LABORA WHICH IS LATIN FOR PRAY AND WORK — ALSO THE MOTTO OF MY HIGH SCHOOL. WE WILL TAKE IT TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL. PLEASE STAY WITH US. ♪ [ APPLAUSE ]>>Father: THANK YOU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I’M FATHER MITCH PACWA AND WELCOME TO EWTN LIVE WHERE WE BRING YOU GUESTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. BEFORE WE GET TO THE GUEST I WANT TO MENTION THAT TODAY IS THE FEAST OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL WHO FOUNDED A NUMBER OF THINGS. HE WAS BORN IN 1581 AND DIED IN 1660. THINK ABOUT THOSE YOURS. THESE WERE TIMES OF GREAT CONTROVERSY IN EUROPE AND FRANCE IN PARTICULAR. THE HUGUENOT AND THE CATHOLICS WERE STILL DEALING WITH THEIR DISPUTES AND THEN DURING HIS LIFETIME, AS A YOUNG MAN, THE 30-YEARS WAR BEGAN IN EUROPE. IT DIDN’T HAVE MUCH BATTLE GOING ON IN FRANCE, BUT CERTAINLY AFFECTED EUROPE. AND HE STAYED CLEAR OF THOSE CONTROVERSIES AND BATTLES AND SUCH BECAUSE HIS OWN EXPERIENCE OF BEING CAPTURED AS A SLAVE AND SOLD AS SOMEBODY ELSE’S PROPERTY AND THEN HIS LATER WORK WITH THE POOR GAVE HIM AN EMPATHY FOR PEOPLE IN GREAT NEED AND PEOPLE WHO SUFFERED. AND HE CARED FOSTER THEM SO THAT HE ORGANIZED VARIOUS LAY WOMEN TO HELP RESCUE THE SLAVES AND NUNS TO HELP GIVE MEDICAL CARE FOR THE POOR, AND THEN ALSO HIS OWN WORK WITH THE AND STARTING AN ORDER OF PRIESTS TO HELP WITH EDUCATION OF PRIESTS AND WITH THE POOR. SO THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MISSION. AND OFTENTIMES THAT KIND OF ACTUAL CARE FOR PEOPLE IN NEED UNDERCUTS A LOT OF ARGUMENTS. ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE A GUEST TONIGHT, HAS BEEN HERE BEFORE. HE’S DOING A LOT TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE WITH A MISSIONARY ZEAL FOR EVANGELIZATION. BY JOINING THE SPIRITUAL DIRECTION AND THE FORMATION OF HEARTS, MINDS AND SOULS FROM THE COMMUNITY OF ST. JOHN, WITH A MASTER’S LEVEL PROGRAM IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT WALSH UNIVERSITY. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT A SHORT CLIP HERE. [ VIDEO ] MY NAME IS FATHER NATHANIEL AND I’M THE FOUNDER OF THE ST. JOHN INSTITUTE. IT WILL ENABLE YOU TO STUDY ONLINE CLASSES THROUGH WALSH UNIVERSITY AND RECEIVE A FULLY CREDITED MBA AND AT THE SAME TIME LIVE NEAR THE MONASTIC SPIRIT IN THE COMMUNITY OF ST. JOHN, PARTICIPATING IN THE PRAYER RIGHTS OF CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, THE FESTIVITIES, THE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. WE’RE GOING TO BE IN ONE OF AMERICA’S CUTTING-EDGE CITIES — DENVER COLORADO, THE MILE HIGH CITY, PROVIDES A MENU WHERE YOU HAVE MOUNTAINS WITHIN AN HOUR, KAYAKING AND HIKING ACTION, SOME OF THE BEST SKIING IN THE WORLD. IT WILL PROVIDE A SPECIAL FIT FOR THREE CATEGORIES: THE FIRST PERSON: SOMEONE THAT WANTS TO WORK IN THE BUSINESS WORLD AND LOOKING AT FOR AN MBA OR WHO WANTS THEIR FAITH TO PLAY A VITAL PART IN EVERYTHING THAT THEY DO. THE ST. JOHN INSTITUTE YOU WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH THAT DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF THEOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY, PRAYER, SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, COMMUNITY LIFE THOUGHT SO THAT YOUR BUSINESS SKILLS CAN BE ROOTED UPON A SOLID ETHICAL BASIS. THE SECOND TYPE OF PERSON THAT WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT CANDIDATE: SOMEONE THAT WANTS TO OWN A NEW INITIATIVE FOR THE GOSPEL, AND WE WILL EQUIP YOU WITH THE ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESS SKILLS THAT YOU WILL NEED IN ACCOUNTING, MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE. THE THIRD TYPE OF STUDENT THAT WILL BE EXCELLENT FOR GIANT JOHN INSTITUTE ARE MISSIONARIES. THE ST. JOHN INSTITUTE WILL PROVIDE A FORMATION THAT IS CONCRETE, ADAPTABLE IN THE REAL LIFE SKILLS THEY ARE GOING TO NEED AND ALSO THE SKILLS THAT ARE IMPORTANT FOR WHATEVER ENDEAVOR THEY ENGAGE IN THE MISSIONARY WORLD. WHATEVER YOUR DESIRE IS TO WORK FOR THE LORD, THIS IS THE POLICE HAD TO COME. [ VIDEO CONCLUDES ]>>Father: SO THE GOAL OF THIS NEW PROGRAM IS TO GIVE YOUNG LEADERS THE KEYS TO SUCCEED LONG TERM AND PROMOTE MISSIONARY ACTIVITY. TO TELL US MORE, PLEASE WELCOME FROM THE COMMUNITY OF ST. JOHN, THE PRESIDENT OF THE ST. JOHN INSTITUTE, FATHER NATHANIEL CROMLY. FATHER, GOOD TO HAVE YOU. [ APPLAUSE ] GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK. AND YOUR WORKING WITH THIS GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE. IT’S SOMETHING OF AN ODD SITUATION TO ME. YOU’RE SITUATED IN DENVER — BEAUTIFUL! AND COLORADO IS SO FANTASTICALLY BEAUTIFUL AND A WONDERFUL CITY OF DENVER BUT ISN’T WALSH UNIVERSITY NEAR CLEVELAND?>>YES.>>OHIO?>>HOME OF MANY WONDERFUL ENTREPRENEURS. INCLUDING MOTHER ANGELICA WHO WAS BORN RIGHT THERE IN THE SAME CITY AS WALSH UNIVERSITY.>>SO THIS IS KIND OF A LONG DISTANCE PROGRAM. ARE THERE LIFE PROFESSORS IN DENVER.>>Guest: WE COMBINE BOTH. THAT’S WHAT IS SO UNIQUE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM. WE TAKE ALL OF THE WEALTH AND RICHES OF A UNIVERSITY AND THERE YOU HAVE ONLINE BUSINESS COURSES. THEN WE ADD TO IT THE LIVE TEACHING FROM THE BROTHERS OF ST. JOHN AND LAYPEOPLE THAT COME IN WITH BUSINESS EXPERTISE OR THEOLOGICAL OPINIONS TO ADD MORE OF A COMBINATION SO YOU GET AN ONLINE EDUCATION WHICH MANY PEOPLE FIND EVEN MORE ADVANTAGEOUS BECAUSE YOU CAN’T HIDE IN THE CLASSROOM AND JUST PLAY DUMB. YOU HAVE TO JUMP THROUGH THE HURDLES THAT THEY GIVE YOU BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU GET THAT LIVE MENTORSHIP AND EVEN MORE STRONGLY YOU’RE LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY WITH YOUR TEACHERS.>>Father: SEE, THAT’S AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE STUDENTS ARE INVOLVED IN THE EDUCATION PROCESS, NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF BEING TESTED AND THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT ALSO THE REASON FOR CALLING ON STUDENTS IN CLASS IS TO HELP TO LEARN TO VERBALIZE WHAT THEY’RE LEARNING SO THEY CAN PUT INTO WORDS WHAT THEY SOMETIMES ONLY THINK THEY KNOW. SOMETIMES STUDENTS THINK THEY KNOW SOMETHING BUT THEY CAN’T VERBALIZE IT AND THAT’S WHEN THEY DO LEARN IT. SO THE CLASSROOM IS IMPORTANT.>>AND THAT CLASSROOM OPPORTUNITY IS REALLY PROVIDED FOR IN OUR FORMATION BECAUSE EVEN IN THE ONLINE STRUCTURE — I MEAN IF YOU DO THE RESEARCH OF ONLINE FORMATION WHICH I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO SOME OF IT SHOWS THAT’S A VERY EFFECTIVE FORMAT BECAUSE YOU STILL HAVE A LOT OF INTERACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THE OTHER STUDENTS, YOU AND THE TEACHER. IT’S NOT AS IF YOU’RE SOMEHOW ABSENT, YOU’RE IN MANY WAYS LIKE I SAID, MORE ENGAGED BECAUSE YOU CAN’T HIDE SO TO SPEAK. AND I THINK IT’S NEAT BECAUSE IT ALSO SHOWS THE ADAPTABILITY OF OUR CULTURE WHICH IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY DOMINATED BY THE MEDIA TO TEACH THESE MINDS IN A MASTER’S PROGRAM HOW TO TAKE THE WEALTH OF WHAT THEY HAVE ALREADY STARTED WITH AND LEARN HOW HAD TO COMMUNICATE IT EFFECTIVELY USING THE MOST MODERN TOOLS THAT ARE AVAILABLE.>>Father: AND I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT. NOW, HERE IS GOING TO BE ONE QUESTION. HOW MUCH STOCK DO YOU OWN IN THE STOCK MARKET.>>Guest: ZERO. I HAVE TAKEN A VOW OF POVERTY.>>Father: THAT’S MY POINT. WHAT DOES A GUY WITH A VOW OF POVERTY DOING ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO GET INTO BUSINESS? WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?>>Guest: THIS PROGRAM COMES FROM THE HEARTS OF PASTORS, BROTHERS OF ST. JOHN WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE TO EVANGELIZE. WHAT WE HAVE NOTICED IS THAT IN ORDER TO EVANGELIZE EFFECTIVELY, YOU NEED TO HAVE THE BASIS, THE TOOLS, THE MEANS. AND THERE WE FIND A LOT OF ANALOGIES WITH OTHER AREAS OF THE CULTURE. IF YOU WANT TO SELL SOMETHING OR IF YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE A MESSAGE LIKE ON EWTN, WELL, YOU HAD BETTER HAVE CAMERAS AND ADEQUATE WORKERS AND LIGHTS AND FUNDRAISING PROJECTS IN ORDER TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. THOSE AREN’T THE MINISTRIES BUT THOSE ARE REALLY NECESSARY FOR THAT MINISTRY TO HAVE A SUSTAINABLE PLATFORM. AND I’D LIKE TO SAY WE HAVE SO MANY IDEAS OUT THERE IN THE HEARTS OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE, I’D LIKE TO SEE THAT HE MEAN GET THE SUSTAINABLE PLATFORM THAT THEY NEED SO THAT THOSE IDEAS CAN ACTUALLY BARE SUSTAINABLE FRUIT. SO IN OTHER WORDS WHERE THEY CAME FROM IS THE FACT THAT I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AND SEEING FIRSTHAND THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO USE MAILING LISTS AND DATABASES AND HOW TO DO FUNDRAISING FOR YOUR OWN MINISTRY TO BE EFFECTIVE, AND I SAID TO MYSELF, IF THAT’S TRUE FOR ME, THEN THAT’S TRUE FOR EVERYBODY. LET’S PUT SOME WORKERS IN THE VINEYARD WHO KNOW HOW TO USE THOSE MODERN MEANS EFFECTIVELY SO THAT THE CHURCH’S MISSION CAN BARE THE FRUIT IT’S SUPPOSED TO BEAR.>>OF COURSE I’M NOT OPPOSED TO RELIGIOUS HAVING A BUSINESS SCHOOL. WHEN THE RELIGIOUS ORDERS STARTED THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, INCLUDING THE UNIVERSITIES — INCLUDING MY OWN, HAVING BUSINESS SCHOOLS WAS VERY MUCH PART OF THE MISSION. IT’S AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT BECAUSE OF SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE POPULATION GETS INTO BUSINESS. AND THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT TENSION IN OUR SOCIETY. BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE THINKS THAT BEING IN BUSINESS IS BAD.>>Guest: RIGHT.>>Father: AND IT’S NOT, IS IT.>>Guest: NOT AT ALL. ESPECIALLY IF YOU LOOK AT BUSINESS SKILLS INSTEAD OF BUSINESS FOR PROFIT. I THINK YOU CAN ABSTRACT THE SKILLS THAT ARE NECESSARY TO EARN A PROFIT FROM THE PROFIT-SEEKING VENTURE, AS GOOD AS THAT MIGHT BE.>>Father: SO YOU’RE NOT AGAINST MAKING A PROFIT.>>Guest: NOT AT ALL. BUT THE FOCUS NEED NOT BE ON MAKING A PROFIT WHEN YOU SAY BUSINESS. YOU CAN HAVE THE FOCUS BEING ON THE SKILLS THAT YOU CAN THEN TRANSPORT AND TRANSPLANT INTO A SECTOR LIKE COMMUNICATING THE GOSPEL, OR EFFECTIVELY ORGANIZING VOLUNTEERS, OR HOW TO REACH THE MIND OF A CERTAIN GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO ARE FAR AWAY FROM CHRIST. THERE ARE THOSE BUSINESS SKILLS THAT ARE CURRENTLY BEING TAUGHT IN A FOR-PROFIT SETTING CAN BE APPLIED IN THE CHURCH WITH EFFICACY. AND THAT’S REALLY, I THINK, THE SPIRITUAL OF WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO AT THE ST. JOHN INSTITUTE. WE’RE TRYING TO ADD TO THAT EFFICACY OF THE GOSPEL, TO MAKE IT EFFECTIVE SO THAT WHAT CHRIST CAME TO SEND ACTUALLY TRANSFORMS THE CULTURE FROM THE INSIDE.>>Father: I THINK THAT VERY COMMONLY, THE BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND CATHOLIC UNIVERSITIES HAVE TRIED TO COMMUNICATE THE EFFICACY OF GOOD MORE OR LESS AND ETHICS WITHIN BUSINESS, THAT BEING MORAL IN BUSINESS AND ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW YOU DO THINGS AND WHAT YOUR GOALS ARE FROM — TO SEEK THE GREATER GOOD AS GOD DEFINES GOOD AND NOT JUST FOR MAKING MONEY. THIS HAS BEEN A BIG CONCERN FOR BUSINESS SCHOOLS SINCE THEY GOT GOING. BUT I THINK YOU’RE ADDING ANOTHER ELEMENT WHICH IS APPLYING PRINCIPALS OF BUSINESS TO THE WAY THAT WE EVANGELIZE AND SEEING THIS AS ONE MORE TOOL FOR SPREADING THE GOSPEL.>>Guest: POPE FRANCIS AT THE END OF HIS EXHORTATION ACTUALLY PUTS FORTH FIVE CRITERIA OF THE HEART OF THE MISSIONARY SPIRIT. AND WE HAVE TAKEN THOSE FIVE CRITERIA AND USED THEM AS THE KEY TO THE PEDAGOGY FOR WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO. IN OTHER WORDS I WANT TO BUILD A MISSIONARY ENTREPRENEUR FROM THE INSIDE, WHOSE ENTREPRENEURIAL SAVVY IS AT THE CORE A MISSIONARY HEART. THAT HAS TO COME FIRST. THAT’S WHERE I THINK A LOT OF OUR TRAINING NEEDS TO GO IN THAT DIRECTION, EMPHASIZING MORE THAT ETHICAL CHARACTER DOESN’T JUST STAY BY LEARNING IDEAS. IT NEEDS TO BE FORGED IN A CULTURE, THE CULTURE THAT THE COMMUNITY OF ST. JOHN PROVIDES IS AN EXAMPLE OF THAT. SO OUR STUDENTS LIVE IN A COMMUNITY WHERE THEY SHARE LIFE TOGETHER. THEY EAT MEALS TOGETHER. THEY HAVE A COMMON SCHEDULE TOGETHER. AND THEY ALSO BE ABLE TO DIALOGUE AND BOUNCE IDEAS OFF OF EACH OTHER IN A REALLY DYNAMIC SETTING. AND AT THE SAME TIME, THAT COMMUNITY CULTURE IS GUIDED BY THE CULTURE OF THE COMMUNITY OF ST. JOHN WHICH IS REALLY FOCUSED ON SPIRITUAL. WHEN YOU ADD TO THAT WALSH UNIVERSITY AND ITS CULTURE YOU HAVE THESE THREE POLES THAT ARE INTEGRATED FROM ACADEMICS, THEOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY, COMMUNITY LIFE AND CULTURE AND SO IT’S TO FORM REALLY A SOUL THAT IS CREATIVE, ENERGETIC AND DEDICATED TO MAKING THE DIFFERENCE CHRIST SENT US TO MAKE.>>Father: I THINK THAT THAT’S A GOOD GOAL. AND I THINK — YOU KNOW, ALSO, BECAUSE YOU BROUGHT UP THE ISSUE OF WHETHER BEING IN BUSINESS IS GOOD OR NOT AND MAKING A PROFIT, WHETHER THAT’S GOOD OR NOT. IT SEEMS THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENT MODELS IN OUR CULTURE FOR UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS. , RANGING FROM MAKES AS MUCH MONEY AS YOU CAN, AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN, AND ALL’S FAIR IN BUSINESS LOVE AND WAR, AND THEN YOU HAVE OTHER FOLKS THAT SAY, NO, LOOK, THERE’S ONLY SO MUCH RESOURCES OUT THERE AND YET TO DIVIDE UP THAT LIMITED SET OF RESOURCES EVENLY, MAKE SURE EVERYBODY GETS THE SAME PIECE OF PIE, AND WE GO TOWARD A MORE SOCIALIST AND EVEN MARXIST APPROACH. IN SHORT FORM. HOW DO YOU SEE THESE TENSIONS AND TEACHING ABOUT THESE ISSUES TO THE STUDENTS YOU HAVE?>>>>Guest: WELL THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS SUCH A WISDOM ALREADY IN THIS. THAT IF THE TAKE THE PRINCIPLE OF THE PRIMACY OF THE PERSON, THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYTHING IN PROFIT AND EVERYTHING IN THE CAPITAL VENTURE WORLD HAS TO GO BACK TO SERVE A DIGNITY THAT IT CAN NEVER REPLACE. AND WHEN YOU TAKE THAT POOL YOU HAVE A STABILIZING FACTOR THAT THEN ALLOWS THE INNOVATION OF SERVING THE BETTERMENT AND THE TRUE DEVELOPMENT OF THAT PERSON THROUGH MEANS THAT ARE BOTH PROFITABLE AND INNOVATIVE AND MATERIAL, DOESN’T BECOME A BAD THING. SO YOU BALANCE ON THE ONE HAND THE PERSON NEEDS TO DEVELOP, THERE HAS TO BE THIS INNOVATION, AND ON THE OTHER HAND THE PERSON NEEDS TO BE SERVED IS IT THEY’RE JUST A TRADITIONAL TEACHING OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ALLOWS US TO FIND THAT BALANCE IN A BEAUTIFUL WAY.>>Father: I WAS IMPRESSED WITH A SERIES OF LECTURES THAT I HEARD — IN THOSE DAYS ON CASSETTES. I’M SHOWING MY AGE. BUT THEN I REMEMBER HAVING TO FLIP RECORDS OVER TO THE OTHER SIDE, TOO. BUT IT WAS BY ZIG ZIEGLER, AN EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN WHO IS ALSO TRYING TO TEACH BUSINESS SKILLS AND SALES SKILLS, AND HE TALKS ABOUT SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR. THAT IT’S ESSENTIAL THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO SELL A PRODUCT THAT IS GOOD FOR THE CUSTOMER. IT’S FOR THEIR BENEFIT THAT THEY, BY THEIR SERVICE GOOD AND NOT JUST SO I CAN MAKE A LIVING BUT I WANT WHAT IS GOOD FOR THEM TO COME OUT OF THIS, AND WHEN YOU FOCUS ON WHAT IS FOR THEIR GOOD, THEN YOU’VE GOT CUSTOMERS THAT CAN STAY WITH YOU.>>DON’T WE SEE RIGHT THERE HOW CHRISTIANITY OUGHT TO SEGUE BEAUTIFULLY WITH THE WORLD OF COMMERCE. AND I WANT TO TAKE THAT SPIRIT, FATHER, AND ALLOW THAT SAME PERSPECTIVE TO INHABIT THE SPIRIT OF AN EVANGELIZER BECAUSE A LOT OF TIMES WHEN WE’RE WORKING IN CHURCH SETTINGS IT’S ALMOST LIKE THERE COULD BE A SPIRIT OR MEN AT THAT TIME THAT SAYS WHAT WE MAY NOT TOUCH THEM, AND THAT’S OK. AND YOU SAY OKAY, OF COURSE IT’S UP TO THE GOD LORD BUT FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE WE SHOULD DO EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN THAT THE MESSAGE THAT THE LORD SENT US TO COMMUNICATE BE DELIVERED EFFECTIVELY. THAT REQUIRES A SAVVY THAT COMES FROM THE SAME WORLD THAT WE FIND EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATING OTHER IDEAS.>>AS CATHOLICS WE DON’T COMPARTMENTALIZE OUR RELIGIOUS LIFE AWAY FROM OUR BUSINESS LIFE OR OUR POLITICS OR OUR FAMILY.>>Guest: RIGHT.>>Father: CHRIST IS WANTS TO BE THE ONE AROUND WHO ALL OF THOSE SPHERES OF OUR LIFE BECOME CENTERED. HE CAN PULL THEM TOGETHER AND THAT’S A GREAT GIFT. I WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT ANOTHER CLIP, IF YOU DON’T MIND, THAT YOU HAVE ABOUT THE ST. JOHN INSTITUTE’S MBA PROGRAMS FORMATION PERMISSION. THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO SO LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT ANOTHER CLIP. [ VIDEO ]>>I WOULD SUGGEST THIS PROGRAM IS FOR SOMEONE THAT IS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING VERY FOCUSED. IF YOU WANT TO BE VERY INTENTIONAL ABOUT YOUR LIFE, ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE DOING, ABOUT YOUR SPIRITUAL, ABOUT CATHOLICISM, ABOUT CHANGING THE WORLD AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR THE CHURCH THEN THIS IS CERTAINLY A PROGRAM THAT YOU WILL WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN.>>IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT FURTHERING YOUR EDUCATION. IT’S ACTUALLY TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE, FOCUSING ON ALL OF THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF EDUCATION, SPIRITUAL, DISCIPLINE THROUGH THE DAY SO THAT YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO OUT INTO THE WORLD AND TAKE THOSE SKILLS WITH YOU AND ACTUALLY IMPLEMENT THEM ALONG WITH YOUR EDUCATION.>>SO YOU’RE NOT JUST LIVING YOUR FAITH ON SUNDAYS, YOU’RE LIVING YOUR FAITH THROUGHOUT THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.>>AND SINCE WE’RE GOING TO TEACH A YOUNG PERSON HOW TO BOTH BE DEVOUT AND SAVVY, HOW TO HAVE A HEART OF JESUS CHRIST AND HOW TO PUT THAT HEART INTO ACTION FOR OTHERS.>>WE GO THROUGH WALSH UNIVERSITY TO ENSURE THAT OUR STUDENTS AT THE END OF THIS PROGRAM, WHEN THEY GRADUATE WITH THEIR BACHELORS AND MASTERS IN BUSINESS DEGREE NOT ONLY HAVE IT FULLY ACCREDITED BUT FROM A REPUTABLE UNIVERSITY.>>BEING ABLE TO COMPLETELY IMMERSE MYSELF AND STEWARD IN PRAYER AND TO HAVE THESE INTIMATE EXPERIENCES WITH GOD, IT’S FORMING HABITS THAT I CAN TAKE THROUGH THE REST OF MY LIFE.>>OUR DECISION TO TAKE A LEAP FORWARD, TO TAKE A STEP FORWARD, IT’S A DECISION THAT DEFINES FOR US. SGI MIGHT BE YOUR DECISION. IT MIGHT BE YOUR WAY OF RESPONDING TO GOD’S CALL IN YOUR HEART. I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU, BE NOT AFRAID. SHARE SOMETHING GREAT WITH CHRIST. WE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD. [ VIDEO CONCLUDES ]>>Father: THE STUDENTS THERE IN PARTICULAR WERE DRESSING THAT INTEGRATION THAT YOU’RE TRYING TO COMMUNICATE TO THEM THAT BUSINESS IS NOT THIS INHERENT EVIL BUT IT IS ONE COMPONENT OF YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS CHRIST IS ONE THAT CENTER ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS AND ASPECTS AND SPHERES OF INFLUENCE AND MAKES US BETTER AND MAKES THOSE AREAS BETTER BY HIS INFLUENCE.>>THAT’S EXACTLY WHERE IT SPEAKS TO WHERE YOU BEGAN THE SHOW. ORA ET LABORA, MONKS HAVE BEEN DOING THIS AT BENDIX, THE WORK AND PRAYER IS PART OF THE ETHOS OF CHRISTIANITY, AN INCARNATION. IT’S AN EXTENSION OF THE FACT THAT CHRIST WHO WAS GOD AND THEREFORE DIVINE ENTERED INTO THE REALITY OF HUMAN AFFAIRS SO WE AS CHRISTIANS NEED TO HAVE OUR SAME THING, WITH OUR FAITH ELEVATED IN TOUCH WITH HIM CONSTANTLY IN THE HEAVENS BUT OUR FEET ON THE EARTH AND OUR HANDS BUSY DOING HIS WORK. TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT, CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS HAVE A UNIQUE ADVANTAGE BECAUSE THIS IS THE ENTIRE SPIRITUAL OF THE RELIGIOUS LIFE. AND WHEN IT ACTUALLY COMES FROM THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW, AS I LOOKED AROUND MY COMMUNITY, I SAID, GOSH, WE DON’T TAKE VACATIONS. WE LIVE IN A VERY RIGOROUS SCHEDULE. OUR DAYS ARE PLANNED OUT AND WE’RE LIVING THROUGH THEM. WE’RE GIVING OF OURSELVES ALL DAY LONG AND WE’RE HAPPY. SO WHY CAN’T PEOPLE IN THE WORLD TO THEIR MEASURE FIND THE SAME INNER PEACE AND HAPPINESS THAT WE HAVE IN RELIGIOUS LIFE. AND I SAID ABSOLUTELY WE CAN. SOMEONE JUST NEEDS TO MAKE THAT BRIDGE. SO TAKING THE SPIRIT OF THE RELIGIOUS LIFE WITHOUT IMPLYING THAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE RELIGIOUS, PUTTING THAT IN THE HEART OF A LAYPERSON NOW WE HAVE SOMEBODY WHO IS GOING TO EVANGELIZE THE CULTURE IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY WITHOUT BURNING OUT. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE AFTER.>>ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES THAT WE HAVE AS RELIGIOUS IS THAT WE’RE NOT DOING THIS TO BUILD UP ALL PORTFOLIOS BECAUSE SUNDAY, WE DON’T HAVE PORTFOLIOS. BUT WE WANT PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF RELIGIOUS LIFE TO DEVELOP THEIR PORTFOLIOS AND BUSINESSES AND SHOPS AND STORES AND ET CETERA IN SUCH A WAY THAT CHRIST IS THE CENTER, JUST AS HE WAS IN ST. JOSEPH’S WORKSHOP AND IN THE HOME WITH OUR LADY. THIS WAS A BUSINESS, BUT CHRIST WAS VERY MUCH PARTICIPATING AND AT THE CENTER OF IT.>>I LOVE WHAT VATICAN TWO SAYS ABOUT THE VOCATION OF A LAYPERSON. VATICAN II SAYS THE PURPOSE OF A VOCATION, THE MISSION OF A LAYPERSON IS TO SHOW THE WORLD HOW MUCH GOD LOVES IT BY WORKING IN THE WORLD AND BRINGING IT TO A GREATER LEVEL OF PERFECTION. THIS IS THE ROLE OF THOSE WHO ARE ENGAGED IN COMMERCE AND BUSINESS, BECAUSE, BY DOING IT, THEY’RE ACTUALLY MOVING THE WHOLE CIVIL WORLD FORWARD IN THE NAME OF GOD.>>Father: YES.>>Guest: SO I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO ALLOW THAT LESSON TO INSPIRE US THAT WE CAN BECOME HOLY IN THE WORKPLACE AND CHRIST CAN BE PROCLAIMED.>>Father: AND YOU KNOW, AS I MENTIONED IN MY HOMILY THIS MORNING, IT’S NOT BEEN A GOOD RESULT OF MOVING FAITH FROM THE WORLD, YOU KNOW, KEEPING — I CAN REMEMBER BACK IN THE 90S, THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION HAD AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FROM PRESIDENT CLINTON SAYING NO RELIGIOUS SYMBOLISM WOULD BE ALLOWED IN ANY BUSINESS AND IN YOUR PRIVATE OFFICE OR YOUR STORE AND I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT. SO I CALLED THE EEOC, AND — OH, YEAH, WE PLAN TO START THAT IN JUNE. WELL, WHEN I FOUND OUT, NOT TO RAISE A RUCKUS HERE AT EWTN ABOUT IT AND GET PEOPLE MOTIVATED, OUR FAITH NEEDS TO BE INTEGRATED, AND OUR BUSINESSES ARE BETTER WHEN WE’RE MORE FAITHFUL CHRISTIANS.>>Guest: I TOTALLY AGREEMENT IN THE END YOU AND I ARE PRIESTS. WE’RE SHEPHERDS AND PASTORS. WE HAVE THE HEART OF CHRIST LOVING HIS PEOPLE, AND I THINK THAT WE SHOW WHAT MOST CHRISTIAN PEOPLE HAVE IN THEIR HEART. IN ORDER TO HELP THE POOR, THE 14-YEAR-OLDS THAT ARE GOING OUT KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, THE 20-YEAR-OLDS WHO DON’T SEE A POINT TO THEIR LIFE, WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING. IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO SIT BACK AND SAY WE HAVE THESE WONDERFUL BOOKS, THESE GREAT IDEAS, WE NEED WORKERS IN THE VINEYARD WHO KNOW HOW TO TOUCH THOSE HEARTS EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAIN BELIEF BY EFFORTS THAT CAN ACTUALLY REACH THE MASSES. THAT’S WHERE MY GRADUATES WILL COME IN. I WANT THE ST. JOHN INSTITUTE TO PROVIDE AS MANY OF OTHER INSTITUTES WILL BUT WE WANT TO BE AMONG THOSE THAT PROVIDE THE LEADERS THAT HAVE THE INNOVATION AND THE CAPACITY TO ACTUALLY DELIVER THE GOODS AND NOT JUST STAY BACK AND SAYING, WELL, WE DON’T KNOW WHY THEY’RE NOT IN THE CHURCHES. YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO GET OUT THERE AND FIND THEM. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TRAINED TO DO.>>Father: EXACTLY. WHEN I TAUGHT THE UNIVERSITY, I WOULD SAY TO THE FRESHMEN IF YOU’RE AT THE UNIVERSITY AND YOUR ONLY GOAL IS TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY THEN BY ALL MEANS MAKE AS MUCH AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN. GET IT AS QUICKLY AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN. GET RICH RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE BY THE TIME YOU’RE FORGIVE, YOU’RE GOING TO NEED THAT MONEY FOR THE DIVORCE LAWYER AND YOUR PSYCHIATRIST. [LAUGHTER] WHEREAS, YOU KNOW ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT HAVING A CHRIST CENTERED LIFE IS THAT THE MONEY THAT YOU MAKE WILL BE OF SERVICE TO HIM AND HIS PEOPLE. THE CHILDREN YOU BRING INTO THE WORLD, YOUR SPOUSE AND THE POOR. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE VERY MUCH NEED TO ENCOURAGE.>>Guest: JOHN PAUL II SECOND EVANGELIZATION CONSIST IN TRANSFORMING THE CULTURE.>>Father: YES.>>Guest: THAT’S WHERE I THINK ST. JOHN INSTITUTE ADDS A BEAUTIFUL NOTE. OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AREN’T CALLED TO BE IN THE BUBBLE BUT ARE CALLED TO MAKE A BRIDGE FROM THE CATHOLIC TRADITION TO THOSE WHO WANT AND SEEK ENTRANCE INTO IT.>>Father: AND THE MORE OUR CULTURE TRIES TO TELL US TO STAY OUT, I SAY THEN THE MORE WE NEED TO KEEP PUSHING OUR WAY BACK INTO THE CULTURE. TO DO EXACTLY AS THE FATHER WAS SAYING. WE NEED TO TAKE A BREAK. I’LL ENCOURAGE YOU TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ST. JOHN INSTITUTE. THEIR WEB SITE IS STJOHNINSTITUTE.ORG. AND WE WILL COME BACK IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES FOR YOUR PHONE CALLS AND QUESTIONS FROM OUR STUDIO AUDIENCE, SO PLEASE STAY WITH US! [ APPLAUSE ] ♪ ♪ [ APPLAUSE ]>>Father: ALL RIGHT. WELCOME BACK. WE’RE READY FOR YOU TO HAVE INFORM YOUR QUESTIONS. AGAIN I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU BY THE WAY TO COME AND JOIN US HERE AND BE PART OF OTHER LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE, GET IN CONTACT WITH OUR PILGRIMAGE DEPARTMENT BY GOING ONLINE TO EWTN.COM AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU THE INFORMATION AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU BE A PART OF OUR AUDIENCE. READY FOR QUESTIONS?>>Guest: I THINK I AM.>>Father: WE WILL TART WITH THE CALLER. WE HAVE JOHN.>>Caller: JOHN FROM OHIO.>>Father: JOHN FROM OHIO. ARE YOU FROM ANYWHERE CLOSE TO WHERE WALSH UNIVERSITY MIGHT BE.>>Caller: YEAH WE KNOW A FATHER AND SOME THAT TEAM BENEDICTINE THERE AND HE IS A BLESSING, TOGETHER WITH MY DAD.>>Father: OKAY. SO WHAT’S YOUR QUESTION, JOHN?>>Caller: WELL, I ACTUALLY HAVE TWO. I THINK THEY RUN TOGETHER. FIRST, BESIDES PRAYER, ARE PEOPLE ENCOURAGED TO HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST JUST GETTING EVANGELICAL LIKE ZIG ZIEGLER AND OTHER PEOPLE THAT HAVE BLESSED US? AND SECOND QUESTION, WHAT SAINTS ARE USED TO HELP PEOPLE IN MASTERS PROGRAMS.>>Father: SO FIRST QUESTION: DO YOU ENCOURAGE THE STUDENTS TO DEVELOP A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS AS THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR.>>Caller: AMEN. AMEN.>>Guest: AMEN. ABSOLUTELY WE DO. IT’S ONE OF THE FIVE POINTS THAT POPE FRANCIS MENTIONS AS NECESSARY FOR THE MISSIONARY EVANGELIZER. HE SAID YOU HAVE TO HAVE THAT PERSONAL ENCOUNTER. SO WE FACILITATE THAT BY RETREATS THAT OUR STUDENTS ALL GO ON TOGETHER, AND WE TAKE A 21-DAY BACKPACKING TRIP TO KICK OFF THE ENTIRE VENTURE SO THEY CAN DEVELOP IN THE WONDERS OF NATURE THAT ONE-ON-ONE ENCOUNTER WITH CHRIST. THEN YOU HAVE THE SPIRITUAL DIRECTION THAT TAKES PLACE AND THE WITNESSES THAT THEY HAVE, AND I WOULD LIKE JOHN TO POINT OUT, TOO, OUR STUDENTS SPEND TWO HOURS A DAY IN THE CHAPEL WITH OUR LORD IN SILENT PRAYER. SO IT’S PRETTY HARD IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST TO SPEND TWO HOURS A DAY WITH HIM.>>Father: NOW, WHAT ABOUT SAINTS? WHAT SAINTS WOULD YOU ENCOURAGE DEVOTION TO OR STUDY OF FOR BUSINESS.>>Guest: THE PATRON SAINT OF BUSINESS, HOMNOBUS AND THEN THERE’S ST. JOHN, A PATRON OF OUR ENTIRE INSTITUTE AND I POINT PEOPLE TO SAINT POPE JOHN PAUL II. BUSINESS IS FINE AS A FINANCIAL OUTCOME BEING ABLE TO ENGAGE IN THE FOR-PROFIT WORLD, BUT I WANT OUR STUDENTS TO USE THE SKILLS, THAT WOULD BE APPLICABLE IF THEY GO IN THE NONPROFIT WORLD OR EVEN IF THEY DON’T DO ANYTHING RELATED TO THAT BUT IN THE FORMATION OF THEIR HUMAN PERSON AND POPE JOHN IS A PERSON THAT KNEW HOW TO USE THE MEANS OF THE WORLD TO COMMUNICATE AN OTHERWORLDLY MESSAGE.>>Father: FOR SOME PEOPLE IN BUSINESS IT’S GOOD TO HAVE A DEVOTION TO SAINT MATTHEW THE TAX COLLECTOR SO YOU DON’T GET IN ANY TROUBLE WITH OUR TAX COLLECTORS. THAT’S NOT A BAD THING. THERE’S ANOTHER THING THAT YOU MIGHT JUST TAKE A LOOK AT INTO AS WELL. SAINTS FRANCIS RODRIGUEZ, WHO IS A JESUIT BROTHER WHO FAILED AT BUSINESS. AND HE WILL THEN ENTERED RELIGIOUS LIFE LATER ON AND SOMETIMES BUSINESSES DON’T WORK. AND MORE THAN ONE BUSINESS HAS FAILED LOTS OF PEOPLE IN THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY HAVE GREAT DIFFICULTY IF NOT FAILURE. IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO ALSO HAVE A WAY TO DEAL WITH THAT. SO.>>Guest: YOU SANCTIFY THE VICTORIES AND YOU SANCTIFY THE FAILURES.>>Father: EXACTLY.>>Guest: THAT’S WHAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN GENIUS. THAT’S THE MESSAGE WE GIVE. AND IN MY PATH AS A PREACHER AND PASTOR I FOUND MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD OF BUSINESS ARE HUNGRY FOR PRIESTS TO ADDRESS THOSE REAL PRACTICAL CONCERNS THAT DOMINATE THEIR DAILY LIFE. SO I THINK I LIKE THAT ST. JOHN INSTITUTE TO ENCOURAGE ANY PRIEST LISTENING OR PEOPLE INVOLVED IN CHURCH MINISTRY TO NOT BE AFRAID OF TALKING ABOUT THE PRACTICALITIES THAT GOVERN 80 PERCENT OF THE MIND SET OF THE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THAT, SUCCESS AND FAILURES ARE BOTH SANCTIFIED BY OUR LORD.>>Father: A QUESTION FROM OUR STUDIO AUDIENCE. WHERE ARE YOU FROM.>>Caller: FAYETTEVILLE, GEORGIA.>>WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION.>>I THINK THIS IS A GREAT GIFT FOR THE CHURCH AND EVANGELIZATION. I WONDER WHERE THE ROOTS ARE, WHERE DID YOU COME FROM, THE IDEA, HOW HAS IT FORMED, THE IDEA OF IT.>>Guest: ST. JOHN IS A RESPONSE TO 16 YEARS OF WORK AS EAGLE EYE MINISTRIES. EAGLE EYE MINISTRIES IS A PROGRAM THAT WAS BEGUN BY THE COMMUNITY OF ST. JOHN AND A LOT OF DEDICATED LAY VOLUNTEERS TO FORM, UNITE, AND INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE BY PUTTING THEM — THE FIRE OF FAITH INTO THEIR HEARTS. SO YOU COULD KIND OF LIKE SAY WE HAVE GREAT CAPITAL IN OUR YOUNG PEOPLE, AND WE NOW NEED TO LET THAT CAPITAL EXPAND AND GIVE THE BEST OF ITSELF. THAT’S WHAT EAGLE EYE MINISTRIES IS ABOUT, TAKING THE FIRE OF FAITH AND LIGHTING THE FIRE IN THE YOUNG. WE DID THAT OVER 16 YEARS. AND OVER THAT PERIOD OF TIME WE DID GET YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WERE IN FACT INSPIRED AND THEN IT’S OUR EFFORT TO TAKE THAT INSTALLATION AND EQUIP IT SO WE INSPIRE THEM AT EAGLE EYE MINISTRIES. WE EQUIP THAT INSPIRATION AND THEN WE SEND IT AT ST. JOHN WORKS AND ALL THREE OF THEM HAVE THEIR OWN WEB SITE, EAGLE EYE MINISTRIES.ORG, ST. JOHN WORKS.ORG. IT’S ONE SYSTEM THAT LIGHTS THE FLAME AND SENDS IT OFF LIKE AN ARROW IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST.>>Father: GREAT. WE VERY MUCH NEED THAT IN OUR CULTURE TODAY. WE HAVE ANOTHER CALLER. HELLO, ROBERT?>>Caller: HELLO.>>Father: WHERE ARE YOU CALLING FROM.>>Caller: I’M FROM MASSACHUSETTS.>>Father: WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION.>>Caller: I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WHICH RELIGIOUS ORDER FAIR NATHANIEL BELONGS? IS IT A NEW ONE THAT HE FOUNDED.>>Father: SO YOUR RELIGIOUS ORDER, IS THIS — HOW NEW IS YOUR ORDER?>>Guest: I AM THE AGE OF THE ORDER. SO I WAS IN MY MOTHER’S WOMB WHEN WE WERE FOUNDED, 1975: SO WE ARE 41 YEARS OLD. WE WERE FOUNDED –>>Guest: I WAS ALREADY DONE TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL. WE WERE FOUNDED ON THE DAY THAT PAUL VI ISSUED HIS ANNUNCIATION ON EVANGELIZATION OF THE MODERN WORLD. AND OUR GOAL IS TO BRING THE GOSPEL THAT THE MODERN WORLD EXPECTS.>>SO WHAT KIND OF RULE DOES YOUR ORDER FOLLOW? IS IT BENEDICTINE OR –>>OUR FOUNDER WROTE A NEW RULE FOR THE FOUNDER OF ST. JOHN. BUT IF YOU WANT TO PLACE US, YOU CAN SAY IT’S A CROSS BETWEEN THE DOE MINUTE CANS AND THE CARAMEL IDENTITIES IN MY HUMBLE OPINION. IT’S A MUCH DEBATED QUESTION.>>I’M NOT GOING TO DEBATE IT. I DON’T KNOW NOTHING.>>ANOTHER QUESTION FROM THE STUDIO ANSWER. WHERE ARE YOU FROM.>>I’M FROM MINNESOTA.>>Father: AND YOUR QUESTION?>>YOUR PROGRAM SOUNDS SO GREAT. I ONLY HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT IF YOU HAVE ESTABLISHED A SYSTEM TO KIND OF EVALUATE THE WORK OF YOUR GRADUATES, ONCE THEY ARE OUT IN THE WORLD, HOW THEY BALANCE THEIR FAITH, PRAYER, AND THE WORD AND IF THEY HAVE FACED ANY CHALLENGES THAT MIGHT IMPROVE FURTHER THE PROGRAM?>>Father: GREAT SET OF QUESTIONS. SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE SOME BACKGROUND IN EDUCATION OR EVALUATING EDUCATION?>>I FINISHED COMMERCE AND I WORK FOR A JESUIT IN A RESEARCH INSTITUTION.>>OK. GREAT. WELL IT’S — NO WONDER I LIKED THE QUESTION. BUT IT’S IMPORTANT. NOW FIRST OF ALL HOW MANY GRADUATING CLASSES DO YOU HAVE OUT THERE ALREADY.>>Guest: WE ACTUALLY ARE HAVING OUR FIRST GRADUATION THIS MAY.>>SO YOU DON’T HAVE ANY GRADUATES OUT THERE YET?>>Guest: THAT’S CORRECT.>>Father: BUT THE QUESTION SHE ASKED FEELS VERY APPROPRIATE. WHAT WILL BE THE WAY THAT YOU EVALUATE WHETHER THIS PROGRAM IS EFFECTIVE OR NOT AMONG THE GRADUATES?>>WE TAKE THE SAME CRITERIA AS OUR LORD: PERSEVERE UNTIL DEATH AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE CROWN OF LIFE. IN OTHER WORDS I THINK IF MY GRADUATES ARE STILL OUT THERE IN THE LORD’S HARVEST WHEN HE COMES TO TAKE THEM HOME, THEN IT WILL BE A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM. . THE FRUITFULNESS OF EVANGELIZATION, IF YOU’RE EVANGELIZING THE OFFICE OR REALM OF WORK BE THAT BY STARTING A NEW INITIATIVE OR MINISTRY OF SORTS. YOU CAN NEVER JUDGE IT BY EARTHLY STANDARD. WHAT YOU CAN DO IS SAY ARE YOU STILL GIVING 100% OF YOURSELF TO JESUS CHRIST AND TO SOULS AT THE END. YOU LOOK HOW THE LORD EVALUATES THE CHURCH AND THE BOOK OF REVELATION. WE FIND HIS CORRECTION TO THE CHURCH OF SIGNIFICANCE, REVELATION CHAPTER 2 WHERE HE SAYS, YOU LOST YOUR FIRST LOVE, REPENT AND GO BACK AND DO THE WORKS YOU DID AT FIRST. THAT’S WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR. AND THAT’S WHY AT THE ST. JOHN INSTITUTE WE CREATED A PEDAGOGY THAT IS ROOTED COMPLETELY IN THE CON TELL ME PLAY ACTIVE ROLE OF JESUS AND THE MORE I AM LOST IN HIM, THE MORE NOTHING CAN BRING ME DOWN. WE’RE CREATING THE NAVY SEALS OF EVANGELIZATION, THAT IS TO SAY, MEN AND WOMEN WHO IN A SENSE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BECAUSE THEY HAVE GIVEN IT’S ALL ALREADY TO HIM SO I WOULD EVALUATE THAT CRITERIA AS ARE YOU STILL TRYING, ARE YOU STILL FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT. IF YOU ARE, THEN THAT’S A SUCCESSFUL GRADUATE.>>AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, IT’S A GOOD THING FOR ALL BUSINESS PEOPLE TO HEAR IS THAT YOU ARE IN WORKPLACES THAT YOU AND I WON’T GET TO. I DON’T GET TO GO TO MOST BUSINESSES. AND YOU DON’T EITHER. BUT OUR CATHOLIC LAITY ARE IN THOSE AS OWNERS, WORKERS, MANAGERS, ET CETERA. AND THEY WOULD BE THE ONES WHO HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO EVANGELIZE WHEN WE CAN’T.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>Father: SOMETIMES THE INSURANCE POLICY WON’T LET US IN TO THE BUILDING BECAUSE I KNOW IT’S A WORKSHOP OR SOMETHING BUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE CAN LOOK WITH THE EYE OF FAITH, WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO EVANGELIZE THE PEOPLE YOU’RE WITH, AUTHORIZED BY COMFORTING THEM IN THE MIDST OF PAIN, AS WELL AS LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE THE ANSWER CHRIST WOULD OFFER THEM.>>Guest: AND WHAT’S MORE, I THINK THAT A BUSINESS PERSON WHO IS IMBUED WITH THE GOSPEL IS A LEADER. AND THE VERY ACT OF LEADERSHIP IS AN ACT OF CHRIST.>>Father: YES.>>Guest: AND THEN PROVIDING THAT STICK-TO-IT-TIVENESS AND GRIT AND INNOVATION AND ALSO CREATING A CULTURE WHERE EVERYONE IS ACCEPTED AND EVERYONE’S TALENTS ARE PUSHED FORWARD, BOY DO WE EVER NEED THAT. AND THERE YOU HAVE A ROLE THAT A CHRISTIAN LAYPERSON CAN DO THAT A PRIEST COULD NEVER DO — LEAD THEIR FELLOW LAITY WITH THE PASSION AND THE HEART OF JESUS. AND I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT, FATHER, YOU AND I KNOW VERY WELL. A LOT OF PEOPLE TEND TO SIT BACK AND TALK ABOUT HOW THERE’S NOT A GOOD PRIEST IN THE PARISH OR THEY WISH THEIR BISHOP WAS BETTER OR THIS OR THAT. AND I LIKE TO JOKE AROUND AND SAY WHEN WE PRIESTS GET TOGETHER WE SAY, BOY DO WE WISH WE HAD SOME LAYPEOPLE THAT WOULD STAND UP AND DO SOMETHING. THAT’S EXACTLY, I THINK, THE CALL WHERE THIS KIND OF BUSINESS WORLD THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF, IT’S ACTUALLY THE LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP, AND I WANT TO SUMMON THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE LISTENING AND SAYING, BOY, I WISH I COULD BE PUSHED, I WISH I COULD GIVE THE BEST OF MYSELF TO SAY WE NEED YOU AND CHRIST NEEDS YOU TO TAKE YOUR GREATNESS AND GIVE IT TO HIM. THE SCHOOL MOTTO IS DO GREAT THINGS FOR CHRIST. I THINK THE LITTLENESS OF SAINT THERESE AND THE WAY SHE PROCLAIMS IS A SUMMONS TO THE GREATNESS THAT OUR HEARTS CAN GIVE BECAUSE IT’S A WAY OF LOVE, AND LOVE PUSHES US TO LEAD AND STEP FORWARD.>>Father: ABSOLUTELY. ANOTHER CALLER. MARTHA?>>Caller: HI.>>Father: WHERE ARE YOU CALLING FROM.>>Caller: FROM TEXAS.>>Father: WHERE IN TEXAS.>>Caller: DALLAS.>>Father: AIN’T YOU SOMETHING! SO WHAT IS YOUR COMMENT OR QUESTION?>>Caller: WELL IT’S A COMMENT. AND I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR HAVING THAT GUEST. BECAUSE HAVING LISTENED TO HIM, I’M REMINDED OF THE FRUITS THAT MOTHER ANGELICA BROUGHT TO US THROUGH HER MISSION AND I SAW HER BY AND LISTENED TO HER FOR YEARS NOW, AND SHE HAD THE SPIRITUAL AS OUR MOTHER, AND I THANK HER FOR THAT. ALSO SHE HAD THAT BUSINESS MIND, AND I CAN KIND OF SEE SHE HAD THAT FROM THE BEGINNING WHEN SHE HAD THAT LITTLE GARAGE WHERE SHE STARTED THE — WELL HER MISSION. AND NOW THE FRUIT OF IT IS THE EWTN WHICH I AND SO MANY OF US LOVE, SO I JUST SEE THE CULMINATION OF MOTHER ANGELICA, AND AGAIN THAT BUSINESS MIND THAT SHE ALSO HAD AND I JUST SEE THE CULMINATION IN THE GUEST AND HIS APPROACH.>>Father: THANK YOU. AS A MATTER OF FACT THE GARAGE IS STILL HERE. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNEW THAT. WHEN PEOPLE GO ON TOURS OF THE STUDIO TO POINT OUT, THE GARAGE IS OUR CONTROL ROOM.>>Guest: AND WHEN I THINK WALSH UNIVERSITY IS IN HER HOMETOWN IT’S MORE THAN PROVIDENTIAL. CAN I SAY MYSELF AS A YOUNG PERSON I WAS IMPACTED BY EWTN. I ACTUALLY GAVE MY WITNESS TO THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER WHEN MOTHER DIED SAYING HOW SHE HELPED AND EWTN HELPED ME OPEN MY OWN HEART TO THAT MESSAGE OF IMPACTING THE CULTURE FOR CHRIST.>>Father: IT WOULD BE GOOD IF YOU LOOK AT THE BIOGRAPHY OF MOTHER ANGELICA, AND MY FAVORITE VERSION OF IT IS THE AUDIO VERSION. YOU GOT IT ON CD BECAUSE RAYMOND CAN IMITATE HER VOICE VERY WELL! AND IT’S FUNNY TO HEAR. BUT YOU HEAR THE STORY OF HOW HE GREW UP WITH A LOT OF MOXIE IN BUSINESS. WHERE SHE WAS 12 YEARS OLD, SHE WOULD TAKE THE CLOTHES — HER MOTHER DID IRONING AND PEOPLE WOULD PAY A LITTLE BIT FOR DOING THAT IRONING. AND MOTHER, AT 12 YEARS OLD, MOTHER — THEN MARIA RIZZO, WOULD PUT A BRICK ON THE BOTTOM OF HER FOOT AND DRIVE THE CAR AND DELIVER THE LAUNDRY AND COLLECT THE MONEY. SHE WAS DOING BUSINESS WHEN SHE WAS 12. AND SHE DEVELOPED THOSE SKILLS AND HAD THAT MOXIE ALONG WITH HER RELIGIOUS FAITH THAT WHEN SHE HAD HER CONVERSION THEN SHE DEVELOPED HER RELIGIOUS FAITH AND THE TWO DIDN’T CONFLICT. SHE –>>Guest: I THINK OF SAINT MARYANNE COPE OR SAINT XAVIER CABRINI, WHO FOUNDED 68 INSTITUTIONS IN 40 YEARS OF WORK. WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT THOSE SCHOOLS? AND WHERE WOULD THE POOR BE? IT TAKES THOSE TWO. THERE’S A PATH OF HOLINESS AND MONASTICISM AND USING THE THINGS OF THE WORLD TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL AND THAT’S THE PATH THAT WE’RE PROCLAIM BEING AT ST. JOHN INSTITUTE.>>ANOTHER QUESTION. MA’AM, WHERE ARE YOU FROM?>>PHOENIX ARIZONA.>>Father: GOOD TO HAVE YOU. YOU HAVE PHOENIX TURQUOISE COLOR CLOTHING AND EVERYTHING. IT’S LOOKS LIKE THAT STONE YOU HAVE OUT THERE. SO WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION.>>I WAS WONDERING SO YOU AS PASTORS SHARING THE HEART OF CHRIST WITH THE WORLD, WHAT IS THE MESSAGE THAT YOU THINK JESUS WANTS YOUNG PEOPLE OF OUR TIME TO HEAR.>>Father: YOU’RE IN CONTACT WITH A LOT OF YOUNG FOLKS AND WE HAVE A LOT OF YOUNG FOLKS WHO ARE DROPPING OUT OF RELIGION. I THINK IT’S A MAJORITY NOW IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS NON. AND WE HAVE ALSO A LOT OF TENSION AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE. THERE’S — ESPECIALLY ON THE COLLEGE CAMPUSES. WE SEE THERE’S ALL SORTS OF EVEN FIGHTS AND THINGS GOING ON. WHAT IS IT THAT THE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR? WHAT DO WE SAY TO THEM?>>Guest: I THINK VERY EFFECTIVE MESSAGING IS KEY. THE YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY WILL GO TOWARDS THE ONE WHO WANTS TO DRAW THEM THE MOST. AND HEAR I THINK THAT THE CHURCH OWES OUR YOUNG PEOPLE A GREAT MESSAGE. YOU WERE MADE FOR GREATNESS! AND YOU WERE MADE FOR GREAT THINGS. YOUR LIFE IS NOT INCONSEQUENTIAL, YOUR LIFE IS DESIRED BY CHRIST, ALL OF YOUR LIFE, YOUR TALENT, YOUR SKILLS, YOUR EFFORT, YOUR GRIT YOUR ABILITY TO SACRIFICE. POPE BENEDICT WHO PUT IT SO BEAUTIFULLY SAID THE WORLD WILL OFFER YOU COMFORT BUT YOU WERE NOT MADE FOR COMFORT. YOU WERE MADE FOR GREATNESS. AND I THINK THAT MESSAGING IS WHAT THEY’RE WAITING NOR AND WHAT THEY DESERVE. AND WHEN WE GIVE THAT MESSAGING TO THEM, INSTEAD OF SAYING RELIGION IS HERE IN ORDER TO SOFTEN THE BLOWS OF LIFE AND TO BE, YOU KNOW, YOUR COMFORT ONLY, I’D SAY RELIGION IS THERE TO BE YOUR COMFORT, SOFTEN THE BLOWS OF LIFE SO THAT YOU GET BACK OUT THERE IN THE BATTLE BECAUSE THE SHIPS WERE NOT MADE NOR HARBOR. SHIPS WERE MADE FOR THE OPEN SEAS OF THE WHEN YOU SPEAK THAT WAY TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE I CAN SAY YOU’RE SPEAKING WITH COMPELLING VISION AND WITH AN EXPECTATION TO WHICH THEY CAN RISE. SO I REALLY THINK THE MESSAGE THE LORD WANTS TO GIVE TODAY SO YOU TOO GO IN MY VINEYARD. WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO. HARBORS ARE ABUNDANT, LABORERS ARE FEW. WHAT ARE YOU DOING? LET’S GO.>>Father: POPE FRANCIS TALKS ABOUT THE CHURCH BEING LIKE A FIELD HOSPITAL. THERE ARE TIMES PEOPLE GET INJURED BOUGHT YOU BIND UP THE INJURED SO THEY CAN GO BACK INTO BATTLE. THAT’S VERY MUCH A PART OF THE TASK. AND WE WANT YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE IN THE BATTLE FOR MAKING OUR CULTURE A FAR, FAR BETTER PLACE AND REMOVING RELIGION HAS MADE IT WORSE. WE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THAT. THE WORSENING AND COARSENING OF MANNERS AND LOTS OF OTHER ISSUES GOING ON HAS MADE US WORSE OFF. OUR FAITH WILL IMPROVE THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT WE HAVE IN OUR BUSINESS. WE HAVE ANOTHER CALLER. HELLO, JOHN?>>Caller: HI, HOW ARE YOU?>>WHERE ARE YOU CALLING FROM.>>Caller: FROM MARYLAND.>>AND YOUR QUESTION?>>Caller: I CAME TO THE CHURCH LATER IN LIFE. SO I HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING IN BUSINESS A NUMBER OF YEARS AND HAD SUCCESSES AND FAILURES SO I’M WONDERING IF YOUR GUEST HAS ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT HOW SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS AND NOW WANTS TO INCORPORATE, YOU KNOW, OUR TREAT CHRISTIANITY INTO THIS, ANY THOUGHTS ALONG THOSE OR ANY RESOURCES THAT WE MIGHT LOOK AT.>>Father: THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. BECAUSE WE’VE GOT — THIS IS SOMEONE WHO IS NOT JUST THINKING ABOUT HOW THEY COULD START A BUSINESS. BUT HAS BEEN THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS, HAS EARNED A LOT, SOMETIMES THE HARD WAY AND SOMETIMES WITH LOTS OF BLESSINGS. THIS IS — THAT’S NORMAL FOR PEOPLE IN BUSINESS. WHAT DO WE HAVE FOR PEOPLE WITH THAT KIND OF LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE?>>I LIKE TO PROPOSE, FATHER, THAT — AND TO JOHN — THERE’S A LOT OF NEW ENERGY AROUND THIS QUESTION OF FAITH AND BUSINESS. THAT IS FORMING GROUPS THAT ARE INTENTIONALLY THERE TO HELP BUSINESS PEOPLE INTEGRATE THEIR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE WITH THEIR SPIRITUAL. I’M A CHAPLAIN FOR ONE OF THEM. IT’S CALLED A TOLUB AND IT’S FOUNDED IN DENVER AND WE TRY TO INTEGRATE FAITH, FAMILY, AND BUSINESS TOGETHER.>>WHAT IS IT CALLED.>>ATOLO AND IT’S LATIN FOR GET UP AND TAKE OVER AGAIN. ATOLLO. THAT’S JUST ONE EXAMPLE. WE HAVE ONE IN DALLAS, IN COLUMBUS, IN CLEVELAND — I HAVE COME ACROSS THEM WITH THE BUSINESS PEOPLE ARE GETTING TOGETHER TO GO DEEPER AND PROVIDE THAT FORMATION SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU, JOHN, TO LOOK UP FOR RESOURCES SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT.>>Father: LA GADIS IS ANOTHER ONE THAT IS DOING THINGS FOR BUSINESSES WITH.>>Guest: FOR ALL OF THE LISTENERS WHERE THIS MIGHT BE A NEW MESSAGE, THAT THE BUSINESS PEOPLE — IT’S ALMOST LIKE BUSINESS LIVES MATTER YOU KNOW? BUSINESS PEOPLE ARE CRYING OUT FOR THIS FORMATION FROM THE CHURCH, AND THEY’RE STARTING THESE INITIATIVES THAT ARE BEARING FRUIT.>>I THINK THAT’S SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU CAN LOOK FOR. AND MAYBE START THIS KIND OF WORK, YOU KNOW, TO GET OTHER BUSINESS PEOPLE WITH YOUR EXPERIENCE TO START PRAYING TOGETHER AND DISCUSSING HOW DO WE APPLY BUSINESS ETHICS SPECIFICALLY TO OUR CIRCUMSTANCE. BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU AND I ARE NOT IN THOSE PARTICULAR JOBS. WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE WHO ARE TO USE THEIR EXPERTISE ALONG WITH THEIR CHRISTIAN ETHICS, AND I THINK TO CHECK OUT YOUR WEB SITE FOR SOME OF THE ETHICS. WHAT YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT IS ENOUGH TIME. IT WAS AN HOUR. SO WHY DON’T YOU JOIN ME IN BLESSING EVERYONE. MAY ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU IN CAUSE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON YOU, THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. AND MAKE YOU PROSPEROUS AND RIGHTEOUS IN THE SERVICE OF GOD AND OTHERS. AND MOTHER ANGELICA’S GOOD COMMON SENSE ABOUT BUSINESSES WAS IMBUED WITH FAITH, AND SHE HAD SET UP THIS NETWORK SO THAT IT WOULD BE BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOU. OUR LORD INSPIRED HER TO DO THAT. SO WE ASK YOU TO CONTINUE TO KEEP US IN BETWEEN YOUR GAS BILL, ELECTRIC BILL AND CABLE BILL SO WE CAN PAY OUR BILLS TOO. THANK YOU, AND GOD BLESS. [ APPLAUSE ] ♪

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