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An apocryphal anecdote has John Lennon pronouncing not only wasn't he the greatest rock drummer but Ringo Starr wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles. As far as I can tell, Lennon never uttered that assessment, but it caught on widely. Humphrey Bogart's Rick Blaine never uttered, “Play it again, ...
The Acton Institute's Brooke Levitske put it more bluntly: “Christ expected his followers to treat criminals in prison the way they would treat him, but he said nothing about busting them out of prison.” As a Catholic who believes in strict immigration enforcement, I have argued repeatedly that it is one thing to ...

Open borders tour guides in Mexico illegally shepherding 1,500 Central Americans to the United States border declared victory this week. Mexican officials reportedly are offering humanitarian visas to avert a showdown. But the parade of immigration lawlessness marches on — with reckless aiding and ...
The Acton Institute's Brooke Levitske put it more bluntly: "Christ expected his followers to treat criminals in prison the way they would treat him, but he said nothing about busting them out of prison." As a Catholic who believes in strict immigration enforcement, I have argued repeatedly that it is one thing to ...
The Acton Institute's Brooke Levitske put it more bluntly: "Christ expected his followers to treat criminals in prison the way they would treat him, but he said nothing about busting them out of prison." As a Catholic who believes in strict immigration enforcement, I have argued repeatedly that it is one thing to ...
A man playing the role of Jesus Christ hangs on a cross in a Way of the Cross reenactment, marking Good Friday in San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica, Friday, March 30, 2018. Holy Week commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his ...

This past week, a magazine formerly known as a gentlemen's quarterly excreted a poisonous lack of substance into the webosphere. Written by a foul-mouthed scribe going by the name of Drawn McHaggard (his name altered to shield the guilty), the piece in question trotskys out all the standard-issue ...
This past week, a magazine formerly known as a gentlemen's quarterly excreted a poisonous lack of substance into the webosphere. Written by a foul-mouthed scribe going by the name of Drawn McHaggard (his name altered to shield the guilty), the piece in question trotskys out all the standard-issue ...
This past week, a magazine formerly known as a gentlemen's quarterly excreted a poisonous lack of substance into the webosphere. Written by a foul-mouthed scribe going by the name of Drawn McHaggard (his name altered to shield the guilty), the piece in question trotskys out all the standard-issue ...
FILE - In this May 28, 2017 file photo, shows the interior of the Rhema community church, in Franco da Rocha, in the greater Sao Paulo area, Brazil. Brazilian labor authorities have sued to shut down the local church with ties to the Word of Faith Fellowship in the United States, following an investigation by ...
This is why it is hard to see a moral equivalence between a group like the Acton Institute, which pushes a free-market ideology, and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Nonetheless, the relationship between money and ideas in the church deserves attention independently from the particular issue ...
FILE - In this April 7, 2005 file photo, Jonathan Galassi, president and publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, stands beside a stack of books that during his tenure have been awarded four National Book Awards and three Pulitzer Prizes, at the publishing house's New York headquarters. Galassi has chosen ...
Samuel Gregg, an Australian who heads the free-market Acton Institute in the US, said the furore surrounding the grant amounted to lay members of the Foundation Board observing the Vatican's financial scandals and deciding “enough is enough''. The Papal Foundation has since capped the controversial ...
*Trey Dimsdale came to the Acton Institute from Fort Worth, Texas, where he served as the Associate Director and Research Fellow in Law and Public Policy for the Richard Land Center for Cultural Engagement. At the Land Center, Trey helped to administrate a very active calendar of events that involved ...
Samuel Gregg, the research director at the Acton Institute, has a chapter called "Understanding Pope Francis." He charts the unhappy history of Argentina in the 20th century, how it went from "riches to rags," and how the culprit was really political manipulation and constriction of the free market, mostly at ...
Paul Bonicelli serves as director of programs at the Acton Institute. His career includes a presidential appointment with Senate confirmation as assistant administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development; as a professional staff member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of ...
At The New Republic, read Emily Atkin on "Scott Pruitt vs. The Pope." Atkin examines the rather self-serving religious justifications Pruitt puts forward for his subservience to the extraction industry. I think it is fair to say that Pruitt's views lack the sophistication of the Holy Father's. But my favorite line is this: ...

In this April 18, 2016, photo a person looks at Intuit TurboTax software on display at a retailer in Foster City, Calif. Tax returns surge over Presidents Day weekend, with the IRS saying it receives more phone calls on the day after Presidents Day than on any other day of the year. Filing online is the most ...
She recently completed an MA in John Paul II Philosophical Studies at the Catholic University of Lublin in Poland and has participated in programs hosted by: the Acton Institute, the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society, the Hildebrand Project, and the Philos Project. Photo israeltourism / Wikimedia.
... people who directly or indirectly attack the pope a "strategic partner" with your seminary? I understand the need to fundraise, but there comes a point at which the Catholic integrity of our institutions is called in to doubt from such associations. What's next? Making the Acton Institute a "strategic partner"?
As a columnist, it is difficult to know whether to even call attention to this kind of nonsense. You hope it will be seen for the ludicrous ranting that it is. But, then you see people like Samuel Gregg, research director of the Acton Institute, retweeting an article in the increasingly fringe-prone Catholic Herald, and ...
*Trey Dimsdale came to the Acton Institute from Fort Worth, Texas, where he served as the Associate Director and Research Fellow in Law and Public Policy for the Richard Land Center for Cultural Engagement. At the Land Center, Trey helped to administrate a very active calendar of events that involved ...
Bolton gives the president the chance to complete his national security team with someone who appears to know the president's mind, knows the role of the United States in the world, and knows the American public. That's also pretty good. Paul Bonicelli serves as director of programs at the Acton Institute.
... forever upward,” writes Easterbrook. Who can doubt him, given the ample evidence? Bruce Edward Walker (walker.editorial@gmail.com) is a Morning Sun columnist, contributor to The Federalist, creative-writing instructor, freelance writer, and host of the Acton Institute's “Upstream” pop-culture podcast.
“The saddest country I went to was Romania, years ago, during Ceaușescu's rule.” This is how the famous British actor Christopher Lee described his encounter with my native land at a time when the Cold War was threatening the stability of the planet. In 1989, Communism finally collapsed. My generation ...
The diversity of American conservatism would astound those pundits, politicians, and critics who believe conservatism is a rigid ideology aimed at privileging the wealthy (and the white). Peter Kolozi's new book Conservatives Against Capitalism: From the Industrial Revolution to Globalization showcases a ...
She recently completed an MA in John Paul II Philosophical Studies at the Catholic University of Lublin in Poland and has participated in programs hosted by: the Acton Institute, the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society, the Hildebrand Project, and the Philos Project. Photo By Unknown (Franz ...
Amanda Achtman studied political science in her hometown of Calgary, Alberta in Canada. She recently completed an MA in John Paul II Philosophical Studies at the Catholic University of Lublin in Poland and has participated in programs hosted by: the Acton Institute, the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society, the ...
... of a healthy civilization. Reading Eliot's “Ash-Wednesday” is a great place to start. Bruce Edward Walker (walker.editorial@gmail.com) is a Morning Sun columnist, contributor to The Federalist, creative-writing instructor, freelance writer, and host of the Acton Institute's “Upstream” pop-culture podcast.
Paul Bonicelli serves as director of programs at the Acton Institute. His career includes a presidential appointment with Senate confirmation as assistant administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development; as a professional staff member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of ...
Regulatory Overreach? But according to Dylan Pahman, a researcher and managing editor of Acton Institute's Journal of Markets & Morality, one of the problems with the 2015 net neutrality regulations was that it gave the government far too much regulatory power over ISPs. At the same time, Pahman said, ...
In 2002, I wrote an Acton Institute monograph, Liberating Labor, wherein I argued that a careful reading of papal encyclicals regarding labor unions from Rerum Novarum through John Paul II's Centisimus Annus (1991) suggests that the popes advocated voluntary unionism on the basis of freedom of ...
Success isn't an end onto itself, but gratitude is. RIP, Ms. Plachta. Bruce Edward Walker (walker.editorial@gmail.com) is a Morning Sun columnist, contributor to The Federalist, creative-writing instructor, freelance writer, and host of the Acton Institute's “Upstream” pop-culture podcast. Subscribe to Get Home ...
If you know the name John Dewey, you may associate him with the decline of American education. Many believe that the absence of intellectual rigor and the lack of responsibility in schools can be blamed on Dewey, who has been called the “father of progressive education.” It's easy for conservatives to ...
FILE - This April 17, 2014 file photo of the Hudson Yards project site shows ongoing construction of a rail tunnel, center left, at the Hudson Yards redevelopment site in New York. Amtrak constructed a concrete box inside the project to preserve space for a tunnel from New Jersey to New York across the ...
FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama address the participants at a summit on climate change involving mayors from around the globe in Chicago. Obama will speak at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Feb. 23, 2018, to discuss "his time in office and the next ...
FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama address the participants at a summit on climate change involving mayors from around the globe in Chicago. Obama will speak at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Feb. 23, 2018, to discuss "his time in office and the next ...
FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama address the participants at a summit on climate change involving mayors from around the globe in Chicago. Obama will speak at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Feb. 23, 2018, to discuss "his time in office and the next ...
*Kishore Jayabalan is director of Istituto Acton, the Acton Institute's Rome office. Formerly, he worked for the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace as an analyst for environmental and disarmament issues and desk officer for English-speaking countries. Kishore Jayabalan earned a B.A. in ...
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 file photo, Sam Nobbs votes at the Dundee Presbyterian Church in Omaha, Neb. In January 2018, Trump disbanded a commission he assembled last year to investigate voter fraud in the 2016 elections, something he asserts without evidence cost him the popular vote.
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 file photo, Sam Nobbs votes at the Dundee Presbyterian Church in Omaha, Neb. In January 2018, Trump disbanded a commission he assembled last year to investigate voter fraud in the 2016 elections, something he asserts without evidence cost him the popular vote.
Smoke 'em if you got 'em. Bruce Edward Walker (walker.editorial@gmail.com) is a Morning Sun columnist, contributor to The Federalist, creative-writing instructor, freelance writer, and host of the Acton Institute's “Upstream” pop-culture podcast. Subscribe to Get Home Delivery for as low as $1.50 per week ...
Smoke 'em if you got 'em. Bruce Edward Walker (walker.editorial@gmail.com) is a Morning Sun columnist, contributor to The Federalist, creative-writing instructor, freelance writer, and host of the Acton Institute's “Upstream” pop-culture podcast. Subscribe to Get Home Delivery for as low as $1.50 per week ...
Father Robert Sirico, the president of the Acton Institute, told the Register that while the tax bill was “historic,” he did not consider it “utterly revolutionary.” Still, in his Grand Rapids, Michigan, parish, he said the bill had been met warmly, with a lot of gratitude for the increased child tax credit and lower tax ...
They focused on external political agendas becoming dominant within the church, with the partisan cart overtaking the theological horse. And, in the case of the Napa Institute, Busch school and Acton Institute, this is about ideologies that are inconsistent with Catholic social teaching trying to stake a claim ...
Promotional emails have been arriving fast and furious throughout this holiday season. Some are welcome. For example, as a diehard fan of the band 10cc, I was induced to order a new boxed set from the duo that split from the founding quartet, Lol Creme and Kevin Godley. Some emails aren't welcome, ...
Promotional emails have been arriving fast and furious throughout this holiday season. Some are welcome. For example, as a diehard fan of the band 10cc, I was induced to order a new boxed set from the duo that split from the founding quartet, Lol Creme and Kevin Godley. Some emails aren't welcome, ...
Hinkle also has completed post-graduate studies at the WORLD Journalism Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is currently a Colson Fellow with the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview in Lansdowne, Maryland. Music for the breakfast will be ...
Merry Christmas to all! Bruce Edward Walker (walker.editorial@gmail.com) is a Morning Sun columnist, contributor to The Federalist, creative-writing instructor, freelance writer, and host of the Acton Institute's “Upstream” pop-culture podcast. Subscribe to Get Home Delivery for as low as $1.50 per week ...
Kris Mauren, Acton Institute co-founder and executive director, introduced Leo at the May event as having "a significant leadership role in the selection and successful confirmation of a third of the currently sitting justices on the Supreme Court." Leo then smiled as he took the podium and noted that his work ...


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The true natural check on absolute democracy is the federal system, which limits the central government by the powers reserved, and the state governments by the powers they have ceded. Lord Acton

The Acton Institute's activities are governed by a Board of Directors. Each member of our board believes in the importance of the Acton Institute's work to promote the compatibility of faith and freedom.

Acton Board of Advisors

The Acton Institute's central mission is to counter what it sees as "the clergy's disturbing bias against the business community and free enterprise," principally by convening three-day conferences for seminarians and divinity students in order to "introduce them to the moral and ethical basis of free market economies."

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