We encourage you to read, “Empowering Evangelization: Our Vision for America
,” published on our blog page. It explains our theory of social change and the inspiration behind our work.
In sum, evangelization
is what inspires the faithful to live a life of both moral and civic virtue. For this reason, Napa Legal seeks to empower evangelization
by giving spiritual entrepreneurs the tools and resources they need to fulfill their apostolic missions.
While we often think of evangelization in purely religious terms, there is also a socio-economic component to evangelization that is integral to the preservation and flourishing of civil society.
For example, a 2016 study
from Georgetown University found that religion contributes over $1 trillion per year to the socio-economic health of the United States through social services including, but not limited to, “education, healthcare, local congregational activities, charities, media, and food.” To put this number into perspective, “this is more than the global annual revenues of tech giants Apple and Microsoft combined.”
Catholics in particular are called to contribute their talents and professional skills to such temporal endeavors. In the Second Vatican Council's Apostolicam Actuositatem
, or “Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity,” it was promulgated that:
“In regard to the Christian renewal of the temporal order, the laity should be instructed in the true meaning and value of temporal things, both in themselves and in relation to all the aims of the human person. They should be trained in the right use of things and the organization of institutions, attentive always to the common good in line with the principles of the moral and social teaching of the Church.”