Faith Corporation is a private company consecrated to Jesus for the sake of evangelization. Each company voluntarily signs the declaraction of interdependence below.
As Faith Corporations and Christian leaders of this economic zone, we believe:
- We want to assist the Church's missionary mission of making disciples of all nations by bringing Jesus to workers and customers.
- It is dedicated to Jesus Christ and His Church, with the goal of fostering Christian culture in a company where Jesus resides, so that we will be His people and He will be our God.
- We want to establish a Christian Space to protect Christian missionaries' freedom from proselytizing.
- We believe that money should be spent right away, and that the most vulnerable people should be prioritized. "No one can serve two masters because he will either despise one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other." You cannot serve both God and money."
- We believe that all businesses ought to be conducted by preserving the dignity of a human person and must never be viewed as a commodity that can be bought and sold.
- We believe, that business leaders ought to constantly discern God’s will, then to serve, finally to lead.
- To accomplish such requires that we pray for each other and act with clarity that we are dependent upon & responsible for each other, in advancing the Kingdom of God.
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|Desc||It increases the Catholic presence, increase positive impacts on behalf of Christ, and is a new evangelization by its essence. Catholics who work here serve God simultaneously.||Create a consecrated Catholic space with highly effective spirituality & ethics inside. It gives back to the community & helps each other financially. Its impact should be aimed for various missionary work, religious good industries, and social impact companies. * Available for religious congregation only.||A for-profit company that provides faith activities.||A for-profit company owned by a diocese.|
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Community, Process, & Spirituality are proven to be effective carriers of Evangelization. Together with its different communities, society creates its own identity and culture. Couple for Christ, as an example, at one point had 1 million members. With strategy & structure, a society removes confusion and work for the same mission. Let's look at how much Mercy has been part of the Christian conversation after Pope Francis declared the year of Mercy. With Spirituality, people experience kerygma, love, attraction, wonder, conversions, sanctification. St. Francis' Spirituality & Mystical Experiences have been a vehicle by God to draw millions or billions of souls to Him.
Catholicer focuses on creating F-Corporation concepts to embody these important aspects of evangelization. F-Corporation is a for-profit/non-profit organization certified by Catholicer, for business/charity/others, which bylaws and operations reflect the following:CATHOLIC CULTURE
In order to understand Faith Corporation and Christendom 2.0, we need to be in one heart accepting various Vatican II council documents & Pope's encyclicals.
Work is one of these aspects, a perennial and fundamental one, one that is always relevant and constantly demands renewed attention and decisive witness. Because fresh questions and problems are always arising, there are always fresh hopes, but also fresh fears and threats, connected with this basic dimension of human existence: man's life is built up every day from work, from work it derives its specific dignity, but at the same time work contains the unceasing measure of human toil and suffering, and also of the harm and injustice which penetrate deeply into social life within individual nations and on the international level. While it is true that man eats the bread produced by the work of his hands5 - and this means not only the daily bread by which his body keeps alive but also the bread of science and progress, civilization and culture - it is also a perennial truth that he eats this bread by "the sweat of his face"6, that is to say, not only by personal effort and toil but also in the midst of many tensions, conflicts and crises, which, in relationship with the reality of work, disturb the life of individual societies and also of all humanity.
We are celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of the Encyclical Rerum Novarum on the eve of new developments in technological, economic and political conditions which, according to many experts, will influence the world of work and production no less than the industrial revolution of the last century. There are many factors of a general nature: the widespread introduction of automation into many spheres of production, the increase in the cost of energy and raw materials, the growing realization that the heritage of nature is limited and that it is being intolerably polluted, and the emergence on the political scene of peoples who, after centuries of subjection, are demanding their rightful place among the nations and in international decision-making. These new conditions and demands will require a reordering and adjustment of the structures of the modern economy and of the distribution of work. Unfortunately, for millions of skilled workers these changes may perhaps mean unemployment, at least for a time, or the need for retraining. They will very probably involve a reduction or a less rapid increase in material well-being for the more developed countries. But they can also bring relief and hope to the millions who today live in conditions of shameful and unworthy poverty.
It is not for the Church to analyze scientifically the consequences that these changes may have on human society. But the Church considers it her task always to call attention to the dignity and rights of those who work, to condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are violated, and to help to guide the above-mentioned changes so as to ensure authentic progress by man and society.
“A Christian,” said Pope Francis, “must proclaim Jesus Christ in such a way that He be accepted: received, not refused – and Paul knows that he has to sow the Gospel message. He knows that the proclamation of Jesus Christ is not easy, but that it does not depend on him. He must do everything possible, but the proclamation of Jesus Christ, the proclamation of the truth, depends on the Holy Spirit. Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel: ‘When He shall come, the Spirit of truth, shall guide you into all the truth.’ Paul does not say to the Athenians: ‘This is the encyclopedia of truth. Study this and you have the truth, the truth.’ No! The truth does not enter into an encyclopedia. The truth is an encounter – it is a meeting with Supreme Truth: Jesus, the great truth. No one owns the truth. We receive the truth when we meet [it]. But why did Paul act as he did? First, the Pope said, because “this is the way” of Jesus who “spoke with everyone” with sinners, publicans, teachers of the law. Paul, therefore, “follows the attitude of Jesus”: “The Christian who would bring the Gospel must go down this road: [must] listen to everyone! But now is a good time in the life of the Church: the last 50 or 60 years have been a good time – for I remember when as a child one would hear in Catholic families, in my family, ‘No, we cannot go to their house, because they are not married in the Church, eh!’. It was as an exclusion. No, you could not go! Neither could we go to [the houses of] socialists or atheists. Now, thank God, people do not says such things, right? [Such an attitude] was a defense of the faith, but it was one of walls: the LORD made bridges. First: Paul has this attitude, because it was the attitude of Jesus. Second, Paul is aware that he must evangelize, not proselytize.
Our work raised a lot of questions, it is normal and expected for New Evangelization is all about new forms. A bishop said to us, we lift up walls of compartmentalized system and people are confused how to react to it.
The scripture stated, that work is essential to cultivate the creation. We believe, business is not to make money. Business is a holy calling for entrepreneurs to serve God, to cultivate nature, and to love mankind. Throughout history, God has always been working with those who worked. Separation of God and Work have caused so much problem to the point of souless economic result (JP2). God should always be present in all parts of our life.
Nevertheless, Church as a hierarchy is a different discussion. F-Corps exist to build economy of the Christian society to care for one another. The reason Catholicer chose to be an independent entity, is because it would not be healthy to put businessman under the hierarchy of the Church authority.
It is embodied in our declaration of interdependence, that our F-Corp, like B-Corp of social-impact companies, is not for making one rich, but to focus on spiritual impacts. The question is not so much about what they do with the money if the company goes big, the first question is usually how can this company even survive for they are heroically committed to reallocate such a high % of profits for others.
The use of Catholic identity in Catholicer F-Corps is not to show off or to use branding/marketing strategy. Identity is an integral part to offer the whole result to God, so we, servant leaders, do not get the credit too much. It is also essential to let Catholics feel 100% being in His house, just like in a Catholic schools or churches. In some area of the world where religion is well acknowledged, the lack of identity will hinder collaborations with other Church organs. In other area of the world where religion is controversial, absence of identity may bring lawsuit/danger to these companies.
There is nothing divisive about opening a Catholic activities inside the company using the ERG structure. Although some take advantages of it to safeguard our brothers/sisters from religious extremism, F-Corps may not be suitable in some areas and its existence must be well discerned in case it may trigger conflicts. F-Corps should not be used to declare superiority or to deteriorate their competitors.
However much we hope of a good thing we can share to others, the Lord always has His own say. We are not superior or better than anyone, we are doing this simply because we love the Church, God, and everyone to help them find salvation. We reject looking down on existing good business structure and models out there. They serve their purpose and we serve our purposes, but we hope that we can collaborate with everyone.
First of all, we do not convert people, we voluntarily work for Christ and His Church. Helping, convincing, numerizing, dying for others in the sole agenda of changing others may give us problem and could be sinful. We believe giving to others what is best for them is a noble act. If doing what Jesus, St. Francis, and Mother Teresa did is radical and brings us rejection, then, we will endure the pain. However, some misunderstand what evangelization truly is. St. Francis taught us to evangelize without words, but he spoke in the Church often and people know what who he is. Many falsely believe Mother Teresa never talked about Christ when helping others. Although the conversion of heart is the work of the Holy Spirit, inability to meet, to dialog, and to interact with others in the way we can truly be ourselves in Christ would hinder the work of Holy Spirit, for He works through His people.