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Grace renews nature (even in politics)

“We see immediately that grace is inseparably connected with nature, that grace and nature belong together.” –Abraham Kuyper In their new book, One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics, Bruce Ashford and Chris Pappalardo offer a robust vision of Christian political engagement, one that neither retreats from the world nor accommodates to its ideological whims. Continue Reading...

Only in Jerusalem: Building Institutions Of Freedom

Religious liberty and economic freedom in the heart of … Israel? In September, the foundational message of the Acton Institute was featured at “Judaism, Christianity, and the West: Building and Preserving the Institutions of Freedom,” a conference that brought together Jewish and Christian scholars in Jerusalem. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.21.15

Brave Cardinal Pell challenges Pope Francis’s dogma on climate change Damian Thompson, The Spectator ‘The Church has got no mandate from the Lord to pronounce on scientific matters.’ In that one sentence, Cardinal Pell puts his finger on what is wrong with Laudato Si‘, Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.10.15

The Pope tries to keep a diplomatic face as he receives a gift from the Bolivian president… a crucifix featuring Jesus nailed to the Communist symbol of a hammer and sickle Flora Drury, The Daily Mail As crucifixes go, the one with Jesus nailed to the Communist symbol handed to Pope Francis during his meeting with the Bolivian President was unusual at best, blasphemous at worse. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.19.15

Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change unveiled at Vatican – video ‘Laudato Si’,’ an Overview Zenit News Agency At the heart of the Pope’s reflections is the question: “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” The answers he suggests call for profound changes to political, economic, cultural and social systems, as well as to our individual lifestyles. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.17.15

Leak of Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change Hints at Tensions in Vatican Jim Yardley and Elisabetta Povoledo, The New York Times Who leaked it and why? Was this the work of frustrated conservatives in the Vatican, as some experts have speculated? Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.15.15

Italian magazine publishes leaked version of pope’s eco-encyclical Crux An Italian magazine on Monday published what it claims to be a leaked copy of Pope Francis’ highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, including papal backing for the idea that human beings are primarily responsible for climate change, but the Vatican warned the document is a draft and should not be considered official. Continue Reading...

Radio Free Acton: George Weigel on Pope Francis

On this edition of Radio Free Acton, we’re joined in studio by eminent Catholic scholar George Weigel of the Ethics and Public Policy Center to discuss the pontificate of Pope Francis, his coverage by the global media, and his upcoming trip to the United States. Continue Reading...