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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 of … 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 which they live. It’s no … 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 asking … 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: Absorb this, … 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 Communication … 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 to … 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  MS … 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 to … Continue reading

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The View From The Fascist Fainting Couch

Over at the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter – organ of record for the promotion of heresy and same-sex impurity for liberal catholics) MS Winters has had still another case of the vapors.
From his view athwart the NSR fainting couch, Winters penned a long, mostly dull, … Continue reading

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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 points … 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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