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Tag Archives: Samuel Gregg
BOOKS RECEIVED: Antonio Socci on why Benedict is still Pope and Sam Gregg on the Struggle for Western Civilization
Books are coming in like hail. Many on a similar theme. Here’s what I’ve been up to today, resulting in the melting of my brain. Today I read through The Secret of Benedict XVI: Is He Still the Pope? by … Continue reading
Great VIDEO @ActonInstitute – @DrSamuelGregg on threats faced by religious believers around the world
Here is a sample of the content of Acton University. Description: Samuel Gregg, Director of Research at the Acton Institute, delivers the opening plenary lecture of Acton University 2017 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gregg’s lecture focuses … Continue reading
Like a bad commercial jingle that has become annoying ear worm, libs such as the catholic writers at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) accuse anyone who favors expansive, dynamic free markets of being a Randian who hates the poor and – *GASP* … Continue reading
I’ll be seeing my friend Sam Gregg during Acton U, which takes place next week in Grand Rapids, MI. Acton U is run by ACTON INSTITUTE. Hey Fishwrap! That’s ACTON INSTITUTE. In any event, Sam has a new book, with … Continue reading
At CWR, Sam Gregg has a good piece of analysis. Samples… It was inevitable. Any discussion about marriage and the family during a synod of Catholic bishops was always going to involve questions of morality. Just as the furor around Humanae … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
I bring to your attention three interesting analysis pieces about Pope Francis following his trip to South America. First, check out George Weigel at National Review. My impression is that Mr. Weigel has drawn a line through the pontificate (at … Continue reading
At NRO be sure to take in every word of Samuel Gregg’s exceptional answers in a short interview on questions that have to be asked about Islam. Gregg brings us back in particular to Benedict XVI’s insightful Regensburg Address. Here … Continue reading
If we Catholics don’t know our Faith, we can’t live it. If we don’t know it, we can’t share it. As the old phrase says, “Nemo dat, quod non ‘got’!” If we are not knowledgeable, articulate and forthright in expressing … Continue reading
Today I read Sam Gregg’s great piece at American Spectator today wherein he unloaded on sentimentalism. HERE A sample: Despite its claims to take the mind seriously, sentimental humanitarianism is also rather “uncomfortable” (to use classic sentimental humanitarian language) with … Continue reading
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
I direct the readership’s attention to a good piece by my friend Samuel Gregg in which he takes a close look at Walter Card. Kasper’s newest book about mercy. Kasper’s book is not, apparently, what one might assume it is. … Continue reading
At Fishwrap Michael Sean Winters launched a smarmy attack on Samuel Gregg of Acton Institute. It seems that MSW read at least a few pages of Gregg’s book this time and came up with some negative conclusions. To say that Samuel … Continue reading
There is a controversial paragraph in Evangelii gaudium in which the Pope seems to be attacking “trickle-down” economics. 54. In this context, some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will … Continue reading
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
At American Spectator there are a couple good articles. The first is by one of the best commentators around, Samuel Gregg. Here is an excerpt: […] Self-identified modern liberals (and secularists more generally) typically insist that justice and tolerance demand … Continue reading
From National Review Online comes a piece by the eminent Samuel Gregg, a fine scholar with his head screwed on in the correct direction. He gives some reactions to the new “white paper” as I call it from the Pontifical … Continue reading
On the site of the American Spectator my friend the great Samuel Gregg, of Acton Institute, has a piece about Pope Benedict which I bring to your attention with my emphases and comments. Benedict XVI: In No One’s Shadow By … Continue reading
Be sure to check out the latest by my friend Samuel Gregg who writes for Acton Institute. Mr. Gregg has a fine comparison of Papa Joseph Ratzinger and Fr. Hans Kung, sparked by the coincidental release of their respective new … Continue reading