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Joseph Sunde | Acton Institute · [email protected]
February 24, 2021 at 10:01 PM

Xavier Becerra would destroy the First Amendment

Xavier Becerra would destroy the First Amendment Becerra would likely become the first Cabinet secretary to believe the First Amendment does not grant churches the freedom of religion. Xavier Becerra would destroy the First Amendment By …
Joseph Sunde | Acton Institute · [email protected]
February 17, 2021 at 8:06 PM

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ on work and vocation

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ on work and vocation God is with us in our work, whether we realize it or not. The gift of ‘regular old living’:Pixar’s ‘Soul’ on work and vocation By Joseph Sunde Surrounded by abounding prospe…
Rev. Ben Johnson | Acton Institute · [email protected]
February 10, 2021 at 8:34 PM

$15 minimum wage accelerates community decline

$15 minimum wage accelerates community decline This is cronyism of a certain sort, and our most vulnerable communities are in the crosshairs. How the $15 minimum wage accelerates community decline By Joseph Sunde …
Rev. Ben Johnson | Acton Institute · [email protected]
February 4, 2021 at 8:06 PM

Thomas Sowell: Empirical maverick

Thomas Sowell: Empirical maverick Perhaps the next generation will come from watching these documentaries and reading the wisdom of Sowell, Williams, et. al. Empirical maverick: ‘Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World’ By Rev. B…
Joseph Sunde | Acton Institute · [email protected]
January 27, 2021 at 8:06 PM

American mobocracy threatens our freedom

American mobocracy threatens our freedom Without the proper safeguards the whims of the masses are likely to lead us to the whiplash of the state. ‘The road to smurfdom’: American mobocracy threatens our freedom By Joseph Sunde …
Rev. Ben Johnson | Acton Institute · [email protected]
January 20, 2021 at 8:05 PM

Warrior for liberty: Rev. Maciej Zięba, O.P. (1954-2020)

Warrior for liberty: Rev. Maciej Zięba, O.P. (1954-2020) Zięba worked closely with the Solidarity movement and the late Pope John Paul II to expose the fallacies at the heart of communism. Warrior for liberty: Rev. Maciej Zięba, O.P. (195…
Dan Hugger | Acton Institute · [email protected]
January 13, 2021 at 8:04 PM

🎂 Happy Birthday, Lord Acton 🎉

🎂 Happy Birthday, Lord Acton 🎉 Lord Acton’s vision is still worth defending and offers hope to us now in these polarized and troubled times. January 10th was Lord Acton’s 187th birthday. His philosophy should guide our next two centuries …
Rev. Ben Johnson | Acton Institute · [email protected]
January 6, 2021 at 8:04 PM

Warnock: ‘the early church was a socialist church’

Warnock: ‘the early church was a socialist church’ The Christian view of voluntary charity could hardly differ more from the socialist vision of mandatory government redistribution of wealth. Is Raphael Warnock right that ‘the early churc…
Noah Gould | Acton Institute · [email protected]
December 30, 2020 at 8:53 PM

the choice to change vs. the choice to leave

the choice to change vs. the choice to leave Personal change, not personal escape, is the key. The parallel to Christian redemption is explicit in Vance’s explanation. ‘Hillbilly Elegy’: the choice to change vs. the choice to leave By Noa…
Rev. Robert A. Sirico | Acton Institute · [email protected]
December 23, 2020 at 10:41 PM

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas We wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and look forward with optimism and hope at the year ahead. Acton Institute 2020 Year In Review By Rev. Robert Sirico Rev. Robert Sirico, pres…
Rev. Ben Johnson | Acton Institute · [email protected]
December 16, 2020 at 8:06 PM

Biden’s family leave policy

Biden’s family leave policy The arguments for a federal paid leave program are grounded in distorted information and bad assumptions. Conservatives should not endorse Joe Biden’s family leave policy By Veronique de Rugy …
Rev. Ben Johnson | Acton Institute · [email protected]
December 9, 2020 at 7:05 PM

Walter Williams, RIP

Walter Williams, RIP The world has lost a voice for logic, liberty, and love of the Constitution when economist Walter Williams passed away at the age of 84. News & Commentary Walter Williams, RIP By Rev. Ben Johnson …
Rev. Ben Johnson | Acton Institute · [email protected]
December 2, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Why are schools closed?

Why are schools closed? It is partisanship and union presence that are the main drivers of the decision to reopen schools or not. News & Commentary Why are schools closed? Unions and partisanship, study finds By Rev. Ben Johnson • Dec…
Rev. Ben Johnson | Acton Institute · [email protected]
November 25, 2020 at 8:06 PM

Jimmy Lai: ‘God is always at my center’

Jimmy Lai: ‘God is always at my center’ Jimmy Lai’s sterling character in the face of totalitarian adversity is why we have awarded him our 2020 Faith & Freedom Award. News & Commentary ‘God is always at my center’:Jimmy Lai recei…
Joseph Sunde · [email protected]
November 18, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Biden's disastrous minimum wage plan

Biden's disastrous minimum wage plan These initiatives would do very little to help low-skilled workers and would be far more likely to inflict significant harm. News & Commentary Biden’s minimum wage proposal would prolong pandemic p…
Acton Institute · [email protected]
November 4, 2020 at 10:06 PM

Reminder: Two Weeks Left to Register for Poverty Cure Summit

Reminder: Two Weeks Left to Register for Poverty Cure Summit Secure your spot today!   NOVEMBER 18-19, 2020 A VIRTUAL EVENT   Join the Acton Institute and 50+ speakers at Poverty Cure Summit, a premier vi…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
November 4, 2020 at 8:40 PM

Kamala Harris gets 'equity vs. equality' wrong

Kamala Harris gets 'equity vs. equality' wrong In a just society, each person receives precisely what his or her actions deserve. News & Commentary Kamala Harris' 'Equality vs. Equity' video endorses injustice and discrimination By R…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
October 28, 2020 at 8:50 PM

ACB: a new model for working women?

ACB: a new model for working women? Amy Coney Barrett could become a catalyst for the government to remove barriers that block the way of more women following in her footsteps. News & Commentary Justice Amy Coney Barrett:a new model f…
Joseph Sunde · [email protected]
October 21, 2020 at 6:06 PM

Pandemic policies are leaving kids behind

Pandemic policies are leaving kids behind If there is a “forgotten man” of the COVID-19 era, the unseen and under-schooled student is surely a top candidate. News & Commentary The forgotten child: Pandemic policies are leaving kids be…
Acton Institute · [email protected]
October 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM

24 Hours Left to Save 50% on Poverty Cure Summit

24 Hours Left to Save 50% on Poverty Cure Summit Early bird pricing is available for 50% off through October 15.   NOVEMBER 18-19, 2020 A VIRTUAL EVENT   Redeem promo code ACTON20PCS for 50% off registra…
Noah Gould · [email protected]
October 14, 2020 at 6:05 PM

Ginsburg, Scalia, and friendship

Ginsburg, Scalia, and friendship To be able to truly live in a fruitful society, we must move beyond civility towards friendship. News & Commentary Beyond civility: Ginsburg, Scalia, and friendship By Noah Gould • October 13, 2020 …
Acton Institute · [email protected]
October 7, 2020 at 8:55 PM

Poverty Cure Summit Registration Now Open

Poverty Cure Summit Registration Now Open Early bird pricing is available for 50% off through October 15.   NOVEMBER 18-19, 2020 Join the Acton Institute and 30+ speakers at Poverty Cure Summit, a premier…
Samuel Gregg · [email protected]
October 7, 2020 at 7:05 PM

Fratelli Tutti: dubious claims, strawmen, & genuine insights

Fratelli Tutti: dubious claims, strawmen, & genuine insights Fratelli Tutti bears all the marks of a capstone document. Whether it leaves a lasting impression on the Catholic Church is anyone’s guess. News & Commentary Fratelli Tu…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
September 30, 2020 at 3:05 PM

Everything you need to know about Amy Coney Barrett

Everything you need to know about Amy Coney Barrett Here are the facts about the woman who could replace replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. News & Commentary Everything you need to know aboutAmy Coney Barrett By…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
September 23, 2020 at 6:05 PM

High Court, high stakes

High Court, high stakes Unfortunately, Justice Ginsburg’s death has come when her passing is not just a cause for private grief but also a political event. News & Commentary High Court, high stakes:Replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg By Tre…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
September 16, 2020 at 3:04 PM

What economic freedom creates

What economic freedom creates As the data show, economic freedom, which gives people access to their daily bread, becomes a matter of life and death. News & Commentary Economic freedom means longer life, lower infant mortality, and le…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
September 2, 2020 at 4:04 PM

Jimmy Lai verdict expected this week

Jimmy Lai verdict expected this week Like his fellow Hong Kong citizens, Jimmy Lai faces a date with destiny. News & Commentary Jimmy Lai verdict expected this week By Rev. Ben Johnson • September 1, 2020 …
Joseph Sunde · [email protected]
August 26, 2020 at 9:03 PM

Economic witness in a post-Christian age

Economic witness in a post-Christian age The call to “be in but not of the world” is stirring new questions about how we live, create, and collaborate in modern society. News & Commentary Economic witness in a post-Christian age …
Ingrid De Groot · [email protected]
August 19, 2020 at 4:03 PM

Trump, Fauci, and economists cannot escape morality

Trump, Fauci, and economists cannot escape morality We cannot step outside questions of moral values in economics, or for that matter, in any other aspect of life. News & Commentary Trump, Fauci, and economists cannot escape moral…
Dan Hugger · [email protected]
August 12, 2020 at 7:51 PM

Corruption ‘greater than the state’

Corruption ‘greater than the state’ Everything the state was supposed to do in Beirut to prevent the port explosion, it tragically failed to do. News & Commentary What’s behind the Beirut explosion? Corruption ‘greater than the st…
Joseph Sunde · [email protected]
July 29, 2020 at 8:27 PM

The moral weakness of secular orthodoxies

The moral weakness of secular orthodoxies We continue to see the rise of personal spiritualities and politics as religion. News & Commentary Politics as religion:  The moral weakness of secular orthodoxies By Joseph Sunde • July 2…
John Couretas · [email protected]
July 22, 2020 at 6:22 PM

Bari Weiss and a lesson in media literacy

Bari Weiss and a lesson in media literacy A proposed media literacy lesson in light of the recent upheaval within large news media organizations and the national free speech debate. News & Commentary Bari Weiss and a lesson in med…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
July 15, 2020 at 8:25 PM

The roots of radicals’ rage

The roots of radicals’ rage When our passions fetter reason and make it their slave, we cannot see how others are using us as pawns in an ideological game. News & Commentary The roots of radicals’ rage By Ismael Hernandez • July 1…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
July 8, 2020 at 8:33 PM

The fatal conceits of COVID-19 central planning

The fatal conceits of COVID-19 central planning Before getting into the nitty-gritty of choosing a policy — we must accept some basic humility about what we can and cannot know. News & Commentary Rand Paul on the fatal conceits of…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
July 2, 2020 at 6:33 PM

The rule of law and police reform: a case for transitional justice

The rule of law and police reform: a case for transitional justice The federal government cannot provide the law enforcement reforms needed, because, at the end of the day, all policing is local policing. News & Commentary When po…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
June 25, 2020 at 3:49 PM

CHOP/CHAZ violates the purpose of government

CHOP/CHAZ violates the purpose of government Seattle authorities took no action as protesters claimed a six-block section of downtown Seattle as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. News & Commentary CHOP/CHAZ violates the purpose of…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
June 18, 2020 at 4:17 PM

The SCOTUS transgender ruling undermines the rule of law

The SCOTUS transgender ruling undermines the rule of law This decision is celebrated by activists, but it represents a blow to authentic diversity, the separation of powers, and the rule of law. News & Commentary The Supreme Court…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
June 11, 2020 at 4:11 PM

Black looting victim: Our business ‘is our ministry’

Black looting victim: Our business ‘is our ministry’ The nation has reached a baffling moment in our history: looting and torching minority-owned businesses for racial equality. News & Commentary Black looting victim: Our business…
Acton University Team | Acton Institute · [email protected]
June 11, 2020 at 2:11 PM

One Week Until AU Online - Financial Aid Still Available

One Week Until AU Online - Financial Aid Still Available We're bringing the Acton University experience to the comfort of your home, June 17 & 18 and financial aid is available. There's only one week left until Acton University Onli…
Dan Hugger · [email protected]
June 4, 2020 at 4:11 PM

What turns protests into riots?

What turns protests into riots? Many are trying to make sense of the events of the past few weeks. Some are even trying to defend the rioters’ actions. This is a mistake. News & Commentary What turns protests into riots? By Dan Hu…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
May 27, 2020 at 9:15 PM

Clarence Thomas embodies the power of a biblical worldview

Clarence Thomas embodies the power of a biblical worldview The new must-see PBS documentary 'Created Equal' allows Thomas’ singular voice of originalist thought to be heard at last News & Commentary ‘Created Equal’: Clarence Thoma…
Samuel Gregg · [email protected]
May 20, 2020 at 5:26 PM

John Paul II on why liberty and truth are inseparable

John Paul II on why liberty and truth are inseparable On this 100th anniversary of the late John Paul II’s birth, it’s worth underscoring the theme which permeated his pontificate: Truth. News & Commentary How John Paul II reminde…
Dan Hugger · [email protected]
May 13, 2020 at 10:10 PM

Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer and the limits of science

Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer and the limits of science By pitting the two against each other, Whitmer and Newsom are saying that the natural sciences should be privileged over the social sciences News & Commentary Gavin Newsom,…
Caroline Roberts · [email protected]
May 6, 2020 at 9:08 PM

‘Mrs. America’: Hollywood rewrites history

‘Mrs. America’: Hollywood rewrites history The series on Phyllis Schlafly’s campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment gives viewers an inaccurate and biased version of true events. News & Commentary ‘Mrs. America’: How Hollywoo…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
April 29, 2020 at 9:39 PM

A free-market agenda for rebuilding from the coronavirus

A free-market agenda for rebuilding from the coronavirus The present crisis calls for Churchillian statesmanship, yet few, if any, democratically elected leaders have proven equal to the task. News & Commentary A free-market agen…
Samuel Gregg · [email protected]
April 22, 2020 at 8:53 PM

What to do about China?

What to do about China? China’s gradual entry into global markets has not produced the liberalizing results anticipated by many Westerners. News & Commentary What to do about China? By Samuel Gregg • April 22, 2020 …
Acton Institute · [email protected]
April 22, 2020 at 12:09 AM

Register now! Free Live Webinar, April 23: How liberty will fuel our recovery from COVID-19

Register now! Free Live Webinar, April 23: How liberty will fuel our recovery from COVID-19 What role will entrepreneurship and personal liberty play in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic? Join us on April 23 to find out! …
Michael Matheson Miller · [email protected]
April 17, 2020 at 4:01 PM

Civil society in a time of pandemic

Civil society in a time of pandemic The role of civil society is often neglected, but it could be the most important in this time of uncertainty. News & Commentary Civil society in a time of pandemic By Michael Matheson Miller •…
Stephen Barrows · [email protected]
April 8, 2020 at 7:13 PM

Evaluating the COVID-19 stimulus

Evaluating the COVID-19 stimulus A proper understanding Acton's core principles enables us to better appraise the federal government’s recent fiscal “stimulus.” News & Commentary Three core principles to evaluate thecoronavirus sti…
Rev. Ben Johnson · [email protected]
March 26, 2020 at 6:24 PM

How to turn social distancing into love

How to turn social distancing into love Employing modern technologies to facilitate human contact during a time of isolation offers us a chance to “turn fear into love.” News & Commentary How to turn social distancing into love By …