Founded in 2007 by Michael Ruggiero, M.A., the society is an independent missionary association committed to preaching and teaching about Jesus Christ, leading people to the state of grace and proclaiming, defending and teaching the revealed truths of the genuine Roman Catholic faith that have come to us from the apostles. We operate independently, out of conscience (see Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 1782) from the Roman Catholic Dioceses of the United States. Our independence extends as far as our consciences demand, as we have noted that the authentic faith, one that emphasizes essential moral components tied to a genuine faith expression are not being taught. For example, the necessity of living in the state grace (especially in order to receive holy communion worthily) and the fact that deadly or mortal sin exists and that the practice of it leads to separation from God (loss of spiritual union with God) IS NOT being taught in the Dioceses of the United States. Proof of this is seen today, for example, in the state of confusion that exists over the question of the divorced and remarried (who call themselves Catholic) receiving communion and the failure of our Church's hierarchy to publicly punish, according to Canon law (Canon 915), those who persist in manifest grave sin--namely pro-abort politicians. Further, the belief that "sin is sin," that no mortal sin exists is being proferred in too many places and not corrected. For these reasons, while we love all members of the Church, and due to the fact that only those who hold advanced degrees in Roman Catholic theology and who pledge fidelity to the teachings of the Magisterium teach and evangelize at the society, we operate independently out of conscience from the Dioceses of the United States in our work of teaching and evangelization.
The Society offers a variety of products and
services to help proclaim the faith and better educate and involve the laity, from
unique publications to theological courses
and speaking services. Only
professionally trained theological instructors – those who hold a Master
of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry and pledge fidelity
to the teachings of the sacred Magisterium of the Church – evangelize through the society.
The society is dedicated to the divine infant Jesus.
About Mr. Ruggiero
Michael Ruggiero earned a Master of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry (Summa Cum Laude level) from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2008. He possesses years of public speaking/teaching experience and served as a (canonically, unanimously elected) Minister in the Secular Franciscan Order from 2006-2009. He has authored numerous articles on a variety of theological subjects and is currently editor of Source of Grace, the theological journal of the Catholic Evangelization Society as well as author of “This Week’s Gospel Message,” a popular weekly teaching on Sunday’s Scriptural readings.
Mr. Ruggiero is also the recent author of “St. Francis of Assisi, His
Spiritual Gift and Steps to Holiness,” a book which details the charism
of St. Francis and his movement to blessedness.