PowerLinks – 03.20.13

Why the Size of Government Matters Michael Tanner, National Review Online Leviathan costs too much, sure, but its attack on freedom is the real problem. The Obama Justice Department’s Disastrous Course on Religious Liberties Ammon Simon, Patheos From targeting churches and their hiring practices, to attacking pro-lifers and attempting to marginalize certain societal institutions from the public arena, the DOJ has used the full force of its national enforcement power to implement a far-reaching, government-centric agenda. Continue Reading...

What We Can Expect from Pope Francis

Michael Severance, operations manager of the Istituto Acton in Rome, recently wrote an article for the World Catholic Report explaining why Pope Francis was a historic choice and examining  what we can expect from his papacy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 03.19.13

Russian Church pins high hopes on Pope Francis Pavel Korobov, Kommersant “We see a big area here where we can work together with the Roman Catholic Church,” said Metropolitan Hilarion. “I hope this alliance between us will develop under the new pontiff.” The Weight of Totalitarian Ideology Peter Mentzel, Law and Liberty Blog Twenty years have passed since the downfall of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and its satellites in Eastern and Central Europe. Continue Reading...

Video: A Humble Pope

Last week, Acton president and co-founder, Rev. Robert Sirico, and operations manager of Istituto Acton, Michael Severance, were featured on Reuters TV discussing Pope Francis’ humility and frugality. Continue Reading...