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Acton Audio & Video Roundup: Acton University and Laudato Si’

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It’s been a busy week for the Acton Institute, with Pope Francis’ Laudeto Si’ arriving in the middle of our biggest conference event of the year, Acton University. As a result, there is a bounty of media for Acton supporters to enjoy this week. Here’s a review, in case you missed anything.

Let’s start off with Acton University: All four evening keynote speeches are available for your viewing pleasure on our YouTube channel. I’ve embedded the address delivered last Wednesday by Gregory Thornbury, president of The King’s College in New York City, in this post; be sure to check out keynotes from Samuel Gregg, Joel Salatin, and Rev. Robert A. Sirico as well. You might also check out this fine piece put together by Experience GR that looks at the Acton University experience.

We’re busy uploading almost 100 lectures from AU 2015 to our digital download store; mp3 versions of all four evening keynote addresses are available for free.

While Acton University was in full swing, Pope Francis released his encyclical letter Laudato Si’, which has created a wave of commentary not only on the state of the global environment, but also on the proper response of Christians and Roman Catholics in particular to the Pope’s assertions in the encyclical.

Rev. Robert A. Sirico, President of the Acton Institute, appeared on Fox News Channel on Sunday to comment on the encyclical.

In addition, we’ve released a number of short commentaries on the encyclical which are also available on our YouTube Channel; you can view them in this playlist.

No doubt more commentary will be forthcoming in the next weeks and months as we anticipate a papal visit to the United States in the late summer; be sure to stick with the PowerBlog for the latest.

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Marc Vander Maas

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