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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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