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Acton Line podcast: Mourning the Notre-Dame cathedral inferno; Rev. Robert Sirico on education

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On this episode of Acton Line, host Caroline Roberts is joined by Acton’s director of research, Samuel Gregg, to touch on the historical and religious significance of Notre-Dame in the wake of the fire that consumed much of the cathedral this past Monday. After that, research associate Dan Hugger sits down with Acton’s president and co-founder Rev. Robert Sirico to discuss current issues in education, including some of Betsy Devos’s policies.

Check out additional resources for this podcast:

France’s churches are under attack, but the establishment doesn’t seem to care

Read “Notre-Dame, France’s Parish,” by Samuel Gregg

Read “As Notre Dame burns, France called to re-set world ablaze,” by Michael Severance

Notre-Dame photos: A fire and its aftermath

Bloodied, but unbowed: Stunning aerial footage shows scale of destruction to Notre Dame

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Caroline Roberts

Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.