The Neumann Forum is a nonprofit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Neumann Forum is dedicated to supporting and stabilizing the Catholic Faith by focusing on the following areas.
Defending the Faith
The Catholic Faith is facing a crisis unlike others experienced in Her history. While the Church has always faced troubles, it’s never done so in an information age. Now, more than ever, faithful Catholics must unite behind the Truth of our Faith to defend the Truth of the Catholic Church and to preserve her traditions.
Preserving the Tradition and defending our Catholic Faith is to preserve and strengthen the Church Herself. The Neuman Forum aims to support the faithful in defending the faith and preserving the traditions of the Catholic Church through speakers’ events, academic symposia, recognizing individuals and institutions who are steadfast in their defense of the faith and in the preservation of tradition.
Preserving the Patrimony
The Patrimony of the Catholic Church is a needed link to the tradition of our Faith. Our patrimony consists of the “items and artifacts that have been brought into existence through the gifts and sacrifices of the faithful for the devotional life of the people, the celebration of the Sacraments and for the greater glory of God.” Source We have a sacred duty to preserve and protect the items given to us by our faithful brothers and sisters.
The cultural and historical heritage of the Catholic Church is an essential component of the Church’s mission to bring people to Christ. John Paul II taught us that God is beauty. Our churches and Catholic institutions are filled with art and architecture that reflect the beauty of God. From the very architecture of Church buildings to stunning stained-glass windows; from beautiful altars to vestment and altar cloth, these works of art and these carefully crafted artifacts are window into the beauty that on God can create. Men and women have given of their time, talent, and treasure to provide the Church with these items. These treasures are entrusted to our care.
Catechesis and Education
Jesus Christ commissioned the Apostles to “go and teach as I have taught you.” (Matt 28: 18-20) The Neumann Forum is dedicated to supporting faithful catechesis by promoting educational initiatives and programs that transmit the faith and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Neumann Forum hosts speakers’ events throughout the year for large and small gatherings of faithful Catholics, educators and academics. The Neumann Form works with authors and researchers by helping them promote works grounded in authentic catechesis.
The Neumann Forum supports authentic Catholic education by partnering with grade schools, high schools and colleges committed to the magisterial authority of the Catholic Church.