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Acton Commentary: Why We Give

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With the approach of Christmas, we again hear calls to shun gift buying as somehow sinful and materialistic. In this week’s Acton Commentary, Rev. Robert A. Sirico explains the real reason we give so generously at this time of year and how in giving, we receive.

If you haven’t yet read Rev. Sirico’s commentary, you can do so by visiting the Acton website and then come back and join the discussion over here at the PowerBlog.

Brittany Hunter


  • I’m glad Father wrote this article. With all the seasonal negative focus on Black Friday shopping excesses, people need to be shown the goodness of giving. Otherwise the forest of virtue is lost due to a few rotten trees.