Ministry and research are the two arms of the Neri Institute with the goal of promoting the dignity of every human being and fully engaging the New Evangelization in our modern culture. Our primary ministry projects include:
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Our primary research project is an investigation of the function of God, faith, and reason (natural law) related to human dignity and the American experience, including our founding. Our research feeds our ministry initiatives. We are developing curricula and other teaching and outreach materials related to both our ministry and research initiatives. We will teach and encourage anyone who will listen!
In our culture there is great need for the work of the Neri Institute as well as a call from the Catholic Church to engage the culture in precisely the manner we propose. The culture of the
In response, the Church has called for a New Evangelization to re-propose the Faith (including foundational principles of Truth), as well as a re-emphasis on teaching the natural law. At the very heart of this call is teaching and re-proposing human dignity. Charity requires us to teach people the meaning and purpose of life as well as answer questions like, "What good must I do...?" and, "What is the right thing to do?" and, "What is the meaning of my life?" and, "What is true love?" This is the call of Christ and His Church. This is the work of the Neri Institute.
The formation of the Institute was inspired by Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI and their call for the “New Evangelization,” and their tireless efforts to promote the dignity of the human person. It was also their example of (and call to each of us) to intellectually engage our secularized cultures, particularly by demonstrating that faith and reason are not opposed, but form a coherent and necessary whole.
St. Philip Neri, often referred to as the “second apostle of
We pray we can be faithful imitators of those who have provided the inspiration for our mission! Mary, Star of the New Evangelization, pray for us.
"I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church's energies to a new evangelization and to the mission ad gentes. No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples" (Blessed John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio, 3, 1990).