TELECOMMUNICATION CONTRACTS & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION FOUNDATION PROJECT SOON TO BE DONATED TO EWTN. (EWTN Digital Foundation for 24/7 Global, person-to-person Communications)
It includes an extremely strategic N.A. toll-free number plus its digital local (205) mirror number. After a year of silent hard work, this Focus-group SFT02.02, created specifically to support EWTN, after virtually hopelessly negotiations, purchases and number transfers, under challenging circumstances and novenas entrusted to Mother Angelica, finally secured the number 1-800-24/7-EWTN (just compare it with the EWTN's "Everything Number"). Those numbers will be able to receive calls from anywhere in North America, plus the local Birmingham AL mirror number 205-24/7-EWTN. This local number (mirror) is now under tech-tests in a digital cloud platform for mobile apps, hoping to become capable of re-routing a large volume of free calls/chats via WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook, Google, etc., from anywhere in the world in several languages.
Temporary Note: If you have any suggestion or concern for this focus-group, you can contact us just by using this toll-free # or its local mirror #, calling us 205 24/7-EWTN or 1-800 24/7-EWTN (for a limited time only, evidently). You can also reach us by adding the 205 mirror # to your WhatsApp after February 2019. Eventual donations to this project should be made directly to EWTN.com . (The Pope Paul VI Foundation never asks for financial donations).
Marcel Lejeune, the founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples, said that "The more I listen to the experiences of Catholics, the more I get the sense that we are facing a quiet epidemic of loneliness. [...] The epidemic is quiet, because few talks about it, and the sad thing is - who would they talk about it with? It is an epidemic, largely because we aren't doing anything substantial about it. [...]
- It is in our homes, workplaces, and parishes. We need to own this loneliness and isolation and do something about it, if we are to be better disciples of Jesus and help renew the Church.
Lonely Catholics are a sign that the Church is lacking something substantial in community. Why? Because Christianity isn’t meant to be done by yourself! This means that we need to re-learn what it means to find friendship, community, and relationship with one another. Without these things, we are incomplete, because we are meant to live life with each other." (Please watch the video below, at the end of page *** link)
According to our plan, If we succeed in organizing a 24/7 extended network of digital missionaries volunteers, in addition and/or support for paid missionaries able to process digital, person-to-person communications in just four major languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and French, we would be able to cover the entire America continent, from Alaska to Patagonia. In addition to the above amazing possibility, with the same four languages, the continent of Africa (excepting Arabic speaking regions) and major portions of Europe, the Middle East and many other countries such as India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, can also be covered.
Evidently, it is critically important to have EWTN 24/7 broadcasting to everywhere. However, we dream of having EWTN also capable of listening from everywhere 24/7, person-to-person, helping everyone, as much as humanly possible; especially Catholics, to become better Catholics. As noted by Teresa Tomeo in her book "Beyond Sunday", we need to help the formation of 24/7 consistent Catholics, instead of partial or cafeteria "catholics" restricted to a couple of hours per week, maybe during Sunday Mass or prayer times. Not by accident conversation and conversion shares the same root-word. In addition, unhealthy solitude by fear and isolation are frequently interconnected with the scourge of suicide. Also the decision to abort frequently comes from the abandonment and lack of friendship felt by the mother.
In the aftermath of this unprecedented sex abuse crisis, which will be overcome at any price, one-to-many Catholic communications (Television broadcast) will need a serious increase in one-to-one personal communication. Long-term personal records and private digital-data management strategy is needed to support a more effective individualized alternative for the New Evangelization Mission, adding new means of healing for the overcoming of this crisis. How are we going to foster the "Culture of [fraternal] Encounter" so heartfelt pleaded by our Pope Francis again and again?
The Project's Long Term Goals are radically related to Mother Angelica's New Evangelization Catholic Misson for EWTN, hoping that it will become another Catholic Institution at the service of Humanity. Here are some suggestions:
- 24/7 deep two-way communications with any person on the planet, aiming for a long-term personal relationship.
- Long-term strategies for EWTN's financial health, major contingency plans, and revenue income alternatives.
- Cybersecurity and Technology instrumentation to secure the EWTN's Mission under a long-term perspective and "what-if" hostile/persecution for future inevitable scenarios.
In conclusion, writing a good summary for a strategic project such as this is a serious challenge. If too detailed, it's no longer a summary, too short and it becomes difficult to visualize the whole. Therefore, a holistic analogy may be helpful as an initial vision-summary. Evoking the wonders of some of God's well known and beloved creatures here is the Project general metaphor. We hope to provide additional and even poetical inspirations for future members (volunteers, friends, employees, partners):
Since we are going to evangelize together, but person-to-person, let's compare our future "digital" missionaries as if little "Dogs" of Jesus, some protectors, some hunters, ... companion, entertainers, guide-dogs, tough sled-pullers, watchdogs, etc. In doing so, we would make up together a dependable network of faithful "Kennels" of the Father; serving with sincere love whether receiving pecuniary compensation, a partial one, or no compensation at a financial level, by combining forces with no longer only an authentic Catholic Television "brought to YOU by YOU" *, but also "fiercely ** protected for "WE by WE" (as a church, for The Church) as well.
As we hope to reach far and deep, by "land, air and sea" so-to-speak, we can also compare the servants of this imminent Mission with five other amazing creatures, covering together the "sea, the air and the land" if "they" remain united: Bees, dolphins, ants, pigeons, and beavers.
Each member sometimes living like busy-"Bees", making "honey" for our brothers and sisters get hurt during this crisis. Most of the time as hard-worker "Ants," prudent agents of the Divine Providence for the whole community; also as knowledgeable, creative and competent "Beavers." Finally as powerful "happy-helpers" because of their inherent goodwill such "Dolphins", always trying to bring and delivery more Good News, like "Carrier-Pigeons" of the Holy Spirit.
* = As defined by Mother Angelica.