Day 1 #ActonU – Getting Started – Days and Deaths

There are some thousand participants from across the globe and many confessions and religion.

The first evening involves checking in, a social hour, supper and an address.

The first evening our speaker addressed us from Venezuela.

She is forbidden to leave Venezuela.

“We don’t count our days in minutes, but in deaths.”

In the morning I caught up with a friend from Rome who showed me an app that lists all the various “genders” you could chose from today. Alas, it’s the people who came up with this horse-hockey were serious… no… earnest.

All this new participants take a “core” of talks before they select electives. That provides a common basis. Here is one of the core lectures.

A bookstore is available. A certain Fishwrap writer would like the titles by Fr Robert Sirico, Rodney Stark, San Gregg….

One of the talks.

I am on tomorrow afternoon.

Mass each morning, TLM, NO and Orthodox Divine Liturgy and Protestant prayer service each day.

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  1. ScottSenffner says:

    I wish I could have gone to this conference. I have been part of the Acton Institute for many years and would love someday to mingle with all of you.

  2. Semper Gumby says:

    Excellent, Acton University is underway. A look at the website reveals an impressive roster of faculty, and this interesting lecture:

  3. Antonin says:

    GK Chesterton styled Catholic when it comes to economics. “Big Business and State Socialism are very much alike, especially Big Business.” “From the standpoint of any sane person, the present problem of capitalist concentration is not only a question of law, but of criminal law, not to mention criminal lunacy.

  4. Unwilling says:

    “Mass each morning, TLM, NO and Orthodox Divine Liturgy and Protestant prayer service each day.”
    Take that, WCC!

  5. JesusFreak84 says:

    I’d rather be at Acton, but I’m at what I’ll call a “professional development conference” in the same city.

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