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#ACTONU – DAY 3 – Teaching, again, and wrapping up

I taught, on Friday, the final day, about the Christian statesmen in the “city of God”. Having an eye on how the civil virtues will be lived in the heavenly city, the statesman must, in this earthly city, govern through … Continue reading

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Fr. Sirico on the upcoming encyclical on the “environment”

Over at Acton Institute, find a post and a short video by Acton’s head Fr. Robert Sirico about the upcoming encyclical on the “environment”.   There is some good, basic information about encyclicals there, too. HERE Fr. Sirico makes some good … Continue reading

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The attack on non-existent Catholic “libertarians”

Please check out this piece by Austin Ruse, head of C-FAM, over at Crisis.  HERE He looks into the truly bizzare claims from the catholic Left that anyone who doesn’t agree with them about redistribution of wealth and Pope Francis’ every … Continue reading

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Latin America needs a revolution: a liberal and Catholic revolution

Liberation Theology is having a bit of a revival.  Is this good?  I am skeptical.  The problem with the Left is that they talk and talk with all sorts of grand words but they don’t explain how to create wealth … Continue reading

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Great article in FIRST THINGS: Correcting Catholic Blindness. ACTION ITEM!

I must alert you to a piece at First Things by Sam Gregg: “Correcting Catholic Blindness”. Alas, it is behind a paywall.  Alas, they made some other less worthy pieces available for free. That said, we have the option of … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile

Home again, home again… is how the rhyme goes, I believe. Last night Acton U closed up. Over 1000 people came from over 60 countries. I am always amazed by the diversity of the participants. The other days I was … Continue reading

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Acton U 2014: Day 3

A bit of a round up from last night.  We had as our evening speaker, after supper, Andy Crouch.  Afterward, a little pack went for adult beverages and discussion of the burning topics of the day. This morning it was … Continue reading

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Acton U 2014: Day 2

We are in the second full day of Acton U.  Yesterday was tiring, but great. This morning we had Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Feast of Corpus Christi.   We considered for a moment having a short … Continue reading

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Acton U 2014: Day 1

The day began for some of us with Holy Mass in the older, traditional Roman Rite. Breakfast is being consumed. Interesting line up today including talks on social justice, freedom of conscience, biblical theology of law. UPDATE: Getting Social Justice … Continue reading

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Acton U 2014: Opening Night

I am in Grand Rapids, MI for the annual gathering of Acton University, several days of lectures and presentations on many topics. People of various faiths come from all over the world for this. When I picked up my registration … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger remembered

I hear that singer songwriter and erstwhile Communist Pete Seeger has died.  He was 94. May God be merciful to him and to all who pass to their eternal judgment, each and everyone. Once upon a time here on this … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Fr. Sirico of Acton Institute reacts to Evangelii gaudium

Fr. Robert Sirico of Acton Institute has a video with a reaction to Pope Francis’ Evangelii gaudium.  He has sincere questions for the Pope. This is useful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrKGGqErhM8&feature=player_embedded Also useful is a short excerpt from the series Poverty Cure which explores … Continue reading

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Acton U 2013: Day 2 (with UPDATES)

Yesterday evening we heard a talk from Marina Nemat, who had been tortured in an Iranian prison. She spoke about her faith. Then a few of us watched the last period, etc. of the Bruins/Hawks game. Sigh. This morning, after … Continue reading

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Gregg’s: Are we becoming Europe?

At Acton University (follow tweets #ActonU) we are having a “blogger luncheon” and Samuel Gregg is addressing us. Gregg is making brief remarks and answering questions about his recent book Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid … Continue reading

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Acton U 2013: Day 1 (with UPDATES)

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. … Continue reading

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