Archives for November 2013

Fr. Robert Sirico Broadens the Discussion on Religion, Freedom and Poverty Begun by Pope Francis [VIDEO]

Fr. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton institute which is arguably the most creative think tank on religion and economics in America today, takes a closer look at Pope Francis' recent statements about the world economy. Below is a blog post authored by John Couretas who works at Acton. Source: Acton Institute Power Blog | John Couretas Video: Rev. Robert A. Sirico … [Read more...]

Pope Francis and Poverty

Source: National Review Online | Samuel J. Gregg If there is anyone in the world today who embodies the joy of the Christian Gospel, it is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. And the happiness offered by embracing and living true faith in Christ and His Church (rather than the vapid sentimentalism that often passes for love these days) permeates Pope Francis’s new (and rather long) “apostolic exhortation,” … [Read more...]

What George Washington Shows Us In His First Thanksgiving Proclamation

In 1789 both the House and Senate called on newly elected President George Washington to issue a proclamation of thanksgiving to God for His protection and blessing on their fledgling nation. The proclamation is a call to prayer for both nation and people, for it understood that a virtuous nation could not be maintained without virtuous people. The exhortations to repentance and duty in both … [Read more...]

Met. Hilarion: The Voice of the Church Must Be Prophetic

Source: World Council of Churches Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk,Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate,At the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches Busan, the Republic of Korea, 1 November 2013 Your Holinesses and Beatitudes, Your Eminences and Graces, dear brothers and sisters, esteemed delegates of the Assembly, The … [Read more...]

Limited Time Free eBook Offer: An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Environmentalism

Source: Acton Institute Beginning today, Acton is offering its first monograph on Eastern Orthodox Christian social thought at no cost through Amazon Kindle. Through Tues., Nov. 12, you can get your free digital copy of Creation and the Heart of Man: An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Environmentalism (Acton Institute, 2013). The print edition, which runs 91 pages, will be available later … [Read more...]

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