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Michael Novak – R.I.P.

I learned this from Acton Institute’s PowerBlog:
Theologian, public intellectual, and close friend of the Acton Institute, Michael J. Novak Jr., passed away last night on February 16, 2017. Acton Institute President Rev. Robert A. Sirico reflects on the passing of … 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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An observation for Mr. Novak on Pope Francis and “trickle-down” in EG 54

I note that Michael Novak has tackled the issue of the Pope’s comment on economics in the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium.  He had an interview with National Review.
Alas, I think Mr. Novak got a couple things wrong.
In a summary/commentary on the … Continue reading

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ActonU UPDATE. Thursday

The day began with a TLM (both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form are available daily to participants) and then breakfast with some of the Acton folks.
The first session today was on Orthodoxy and the State. We are in a … Continue reading

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Michael Novak on “A Different Priestly Scandal”

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From the site of Michael Novak:
A Different Priestly Scandal
By Michael Novak — Sunday, 13 May 2012
Burning injustices rest on our consciences, and will continue to burn us until we correct them.
I had dinner the other … Continue reading

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M. Novak on liberal trembling over upcoming encyclical

From the site of First Things, Michael Novak has a comment about the anticipation felt by liberals over the Holy Father’s upcoming encyclical.
My emphases and comments.
Economic Heresies of the LeftJun 29, 2009Michael Novak
What exactly is in Benedict XVI’s new encyclical … Continue reading

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Michael Novak rightly vents about L’Osservatore Romano

In National Review Online Michael Novak vents about the recent "Westpolitik" blunderings of L’Osservatore Romano.
My emphases and comments.
May 26, 2009, 4:00 a.m.
All the Confusion Fit to PrintThe paper disappoints.
By Michael Novak
For several weeks now, L’Osservatore Romano has published … Continue reading

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