New teaching program aims to revive Catholic education

For the past decade, Catholic education has been on the decline. Data from the 2016-2017 National Catholic Education Association Report shows that since 2006, the number of Catholic schools has decreased by 14 percent and the number of students attending Catholic school has decreased by 17.6 percent. Continue Reading...

NBC’s Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly profiles Boys’ Latin Charter School

In June, Sarah Stanley, managing editor of Acton’s Religion and Liberty, wrote an article on Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School. Her piece, titled “Every man is the architect of his own fortune,” interviews the co-founder and CEO of Boys’ Latin, David Hardy, who started the school in 2007 with the belief that teaching Latin and enforcing a strict code of conduct could provide a better future to young men from low-income communities. Continue Reading...

Samuel Gregg: ‘On that strange, disturbing, and anti-American Civiltà Cattolica article’

On July 13th, Civiltà Cattolica, a Jesuit periodical from Rome, published an article that was largely critical of American culture. The very next day, Samuel Gregg, director of research at the Acton Institute, responded in the Catholic World Report with an article titled “On that strange, disturbing, and anti-American ‘Civiltà Cattolica’ article.” Gregg states: This brings me to a very odd article that recently appeared in La Civiltà Cattolica: the Italian Jesuit periodical published twice a month and which enjoys a quasi-official status inasmuch as the Vatican’s Secretariat of State exercises oversight over the articles it publishes. Continue Reading...

An entrepreneur goes to Acton University

Every year, Acton University attracts many international attendees. This year, there were 220 new and returning international attendees from 90 countries. One of the returning attendees was Santiago Abienzo Almagro visiting from Mexico City. Continue Reading...

TV Special on Michael Novak

EWTN will air a new, one hour special on the life of Michael Novak Sunday, July 9 at 1:30 PM & 10:00 PM ET, Tuesday, July 11 at 1:00 PM ET, and Wednesday, July 12 at 4:00 PM. Continue Reading...