Tag Archives: Acton Institute

Acton on giving the powerful a pass because they are famous

I am presently reading Lord Acton by Roland Hill.  US HERE UK HERE  It was highly recommended to me by Fr. Robert Sirico of ACTON INSTITUTE. I found this passage, which deals with Acton’s most famous quote, relevant to one of the … Continue reading

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“What’s the difference between a dissenting Catholic and a Protestant?”

On the heels of my post earlier today about bad Catholics, on the one hand, and the oblivious who drift (or dash) into some amorphous new “religion”, on the other, I note that Fr. Robert Sirico of Acton Institute has … Continue reading

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#ActonU 2016 Wrap-up and a Scholarship Opportunity

This year’s Acton University ended with bang.  Peter Kreeft gave a talk on the last day in which he made some great comments about music, including music used in church. Dr. Kreeft, a long-time prof at Boston College, began by … Continue reading

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#ActonU Day 1-2: For the study of religion and liberty

This time, my view for a while involved a windshield and, for a long stretch of Illinois and Indiana, Krazy Kaplan discount fireworks signs. I mean, there were literally dozens of big billboards, one after another. A bird’s eye view … Continue reading

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New book from Sam Gregg of ACTON INSTITUTE: For God and Profit

I’ll be seeing my friend Sam Gregg during Acton U, which takes place next week in Grand Rapids, MI. Acton U is run by ACTON INSTITUTE.  Hey Fishwrap!  That’s ACTON INSTITUTE. In any event, Sam has a new book, with … Continue reading

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Sam Gregg of ACTON on medieval distinctions about usury and legitimate forms of money-lending

I saw at American Banker an interesting article by Sam Gregg of Acton Institute which is excerpt from his new book For God and Profit: How Banking and Finance Can Serve the Common Good.  UK HERE How Medieval Monks Changed the Face … Continue reading

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Sam Gregg: False mercy and emotivism

At Catholic World Report, we find an article by Sam Gregg of Acton Institute. Here is a sample from his article… Three Counterfeits of Mercy […] Mercy as Sentimentalism Like everyone else, Christians are influenced by the social climate in … Continue reading

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Dem Sen. Barbara Boxer attacks Fr. Sirico of Acton Institute for questioning global warming – VIDEO – POLL

I have long contended that Sen. Barbara Boxer may be the dimmest light in that intellectual constellation called the U.S. Senate.  She has competition, I’ll grant. I saw this at the Daily Caller, which, by the way, has a poll … Continue reading

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Sam Gregg on Benedict XVI’s Regensburg Address 10 years after

Run, don’t walk, to read Sam Gregg’s latest at Catholic World Report. Gregg writes about Benedict XVI’s amazing Regensburg Address, 10 years later. He also examines the implications/results of the loss of reason across various sectors of the West. Teachers: … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! @povertyinc – UPDATE

UPDATE: Poverty, Inc. is now available on Amazon, Amazon On-Demand, and iTunes. The has been screened in over 40 festivals, 100 universities, and 160 cities. ____ Original Published on: Feb 17, 2016 My friend Michael Miller of Acton Institute sent … Continue reading

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Justice Scalia spoke at Acton Institute

Back in 1997 Justice Scalia addressed Acton Institute’s 7th Anniversary Dinner in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He titled his remarks “On Interpreting the Constitution”.  He explained his originalist approach to Constitutional law, and the severe drawbacks that he saw with any alternative method of … Continue reading

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Did I mention Acton Institute?

You have to both chuckle and wince over Michael Sean Winters’ obsession with Acton Institute. There is no subject with which the Wile E. Coyote of contemporary liberal Catholicism cannot associate Acton. Writing about Pope Francis’ recently released Message for World … Continue reading

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10 less than perfectly reported points about Pope Francis’ US trip

I direct the readership’s attention to a helpful contribution from Acton Institute (which you should share with as many as possible in order to provoke MS Fishwrap into a case of the vapors). I won’t share the whole thing. Go there … Continue reading

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The View From The Fainting Couch: Make Popcorn

In the past, even recently, I have brought to the readership’s attention the venom of MS Winters of the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter.) Today (HERE) MS Winters has had a case of the vapors over the Fr. Sirico’s clever riposte.  HERE  … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stone of Catholic journalism and MS Winters’ Fainting Couch

I bring to the readership’s attention a piece by Fr. Robert Sirico of Acton Institute.  He responds to a ridiculous piece in Rolling Stone, in which Acton and he are mentioned.  HERE Rolling Stone, that bastion of journalistic professionalism, declined … Continue reading

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