I am once again participating in Acton University. This is a wonderful few days.
There are swarms of people this year, I think last night the announcer said 1300 people from 85 countries.
Fr. Robert Sirico gave the opening address.
Over the years I have made some friends among the Action staff and some of the regular participants. It is great to see everyone again. Here is one fellow you might know: Michael Voris. I will be working to convert him away from his dependance on Richard McBrien (you remember my exclusive super double top secret investigative report deep into the secrets of Church Militant, right? HERE).
Kidding aside, Michael is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and his coworkers are outstanding.
This morning we have Mass scheduled for 7:15 in the Extraordinary Form. Then breakfast. Then the work begins. (Before someone asks, yes, they have Ordinary Form too.)
I’ll post some notes during the day as time permits.
First lecture was on Newman as a liberal and as a conservative in politics and economics.
The candy store is open!
Next lecture: Origins of Economics: The Scriptures and Early Church Fathers on Wealth and Poverty
Class on the school of Salamanca, then Why Augustine matters?
Our speaker is Marina Nemat.
Look her up.