About Veritas Financial Ministries
Veritas Financial Ministries develops Stewards of Providence by equipping people to manage their personal finances according to Catholic principles.
A number of years ago, Phil Lenahan completed a personal study of how Sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church addressed money issues. While working through the study, Phil saw how clearly the Church’s teaching dealt with money issues in a common sense and practical way, and he wanted to pass these teachings on to others. Phil began to volunteer as a budget counselor at his parish where he saw firsthand the strain that people were under when it came to managing their money – especially in the context of the family.
Various doors opened which allowed Phil to write for a number of Catholic publications. Based on the feedback received, it was clear there was a need for a program that combined the principles contained in the Church’s teaching with practical tools that help people better manage their resources.
Phil had the opportunity to visit with the good folks at Our Sunday Visitor, who concurred that such a ministry was an important step in helping Catholics be better managers of the resources they have.
That discussion has led to an exciting “partnering” between Our Sunday Visitor, Phil, and Veritas Financial Ministries. The 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free program is the first fruit of this effort. This includes Phil’s new book by the same title, and a series of materials for group study that will be rolled out in January, 2007. A number of pilot groups are presently testing the materials and the results are very encouraging!
Veritas will work in conjunction with Our Sunday Visitor to develop local group leaders and to provide participants with the tools they need to become a Steward of Providence. Our vision includes the following:
- Development and mentoring of group study leaders.
- Ongoing development of this web site, including budgeting software and monthly audio seminars.
- Additional printed materials with the help of Our Sunday Visitor.
- A budget counselor referral network.
- Use of Catholic media, including television and radio.
SUPPORTING VERITAS FINANCIAL MINISTRIES
If you appreciate the vision of Veritas Financial Ministries, we ask that you become a partner in our work. We rely on tax-deductible donations from the laity for our support. You can make a tax-deductible gift to Veritas Financial Ministries by sending a check made payable to:
Veritas Financial Ministries
P. O. Box 892425
Temecula, CA 92589-2425
A receipt will be mailed to you.