While a number of other things have happened this week, the big news from the network is that two key people have accepted appointments to the CESJ Board of Counselors. Please feel free to copy the press release or link to it:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CESJ Names Fr. Trigilio and Dcn. Gorini to Board of Counselors
Arlington, Virginia, Friday, August 1, 2014. The Center for Economic and Social Justice (CESJ), an interfaith, all-volunteer, non-profit think tank in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A., is pleased to announce that Father John E. Trigilio, Jr., Ph.D., Th.D., noted author and radio and television host, and Deacon Joseph B. Gorini have accepted appointments to its advisory body, the CESJ Board of Counselors.
Father Trigilio is president of the U.S. branch of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, an international association of Catholic bishops, priests, and deacons, pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Marysville, Pennsylvania, and of St. Bernadette Church in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, executive editor of Sapientia magazine, a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, and professor at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is also a cooperator in the Personal Prelature of Opus Dei.
A Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and Chaplain to the Sons of Italy, Father Trigilio preaches retreats at Casa Maria in Irondale, Alabama, and gives lectures and preaches parish missions around the country. With Father Ken Brighenti, he has authored several books, including many in the well-known “Dummies” series published by John Wiley and Sons. He has also hosted Catholic Answers Radio and a number of television shows on EWTN, including Web of Faith.
Deacon Gorini serves as a pastoral associate under Father Trigilio at Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Bernadette. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. He served in the United States Marine Corps and held executive positions at AT&T, AMP, and Hanover Direct, and was a software quality advisor at Cisco Technologies.
With Father Trigilio, Deacon Gorini co-founded Evangelization Enterprises, Inc., for which he serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and provides guidance to the operating divisions Heat and Light Ministries, and Heat and Light Media. Evangelization Enterprises is dedicated to restoring America to her foundational precepts, principles and values, promoting the dignity of the human person, and advancing the Culture of Life.
CESJ’s mission is to serve as an educational center and grassroots social action catalyst with an Aristotelian-Thomist understanding of the natural law. CESJ’s principles and programs, a “Just Third Way,” a paradigm or systems shift that transcends the flaws of both capitalism and socialism, are based on the economic justice principles (participative justice, distributive justice, and social justice) discerned by Aristotelian philosopher Mortimer J. Adler and lawyer-economist and ESOP inventor Louis O. Kelso and presented in their bestselling collaboration The Capitalist Manifesto (1958), and the social justice principles of Pope Pius XI as analyzed by CESJ co-founder, the late Father William J. Ferree, S.M., Ph.D., Chairman of Dayton University.
CESJ is dedicated to advancing liberty and justice for every person through equal opportunity and access to the means to become an owner of productive or creative capital, i.e., income producing private property. CESJ received the personal encouragement of Pope John Paul II for its work during a private audience in 1987.
CESJ’s 1994 book, Curing World Poverty: The New Role of Property (currently in revision), based on a seminar CESJ presented at the Vatican in 1992, was a small press bestseller. CESJ has also published Capital Homesteading for Every Citizen (2004), a “blueprint for change” to overcome the growing wealth and income gap. CESJ’s most recent publication is the Just Third Way Edition of a “long lost” book by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Freedom Under God, originally published in 1940.
• As of this morning, we have had visitors from 45 different countries and 46 states and provinces in the United States and Canada to this blog over the past two months. Most visitors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and the Philippines. The most popular postings this past week were “The Purpose of Production,” “Pope Francis, Capitalism, and War, I: Can Capitalism Stop War?” “The Hobby Lobby Jobby,” “Pope Francis, Capitalism, and War, II: The Just Third Way Peace Plan,” and “The Ex-Im Bank Bafflement, I: What IS It?”
Those are the happenings for this week, at least that we know about. If you have an accomplishment that you think should be listed, send us a note about it at mgreaney [at] cesj [dot] org, and we’ll see that it gets into the next “issue.” If you have a short (250-400 word) comment on a specific posting, please enter your comments in the blog — do not send them to us to post for you. All comments are moderated anyway, so we’ll see it before it goes up.