The extent of European antipathy towards Christianity

After Pope John Paul II’s death on April 2, the European Parliament was torn over a “difficult” decision – whether to lower the flags of the European Institution to half-mast. It seems that some members thought it was inappropriate to honor one of the most pro-European statesmen who ever lived with such a simple gesture. Continue Reading...

Received into the Church by Pope John Paul II

What follows below is a narrative by Kishore Jayabalan, director of the Acton Institute’s Rome office (Istituto Acton): “My journey to the Catholic Church began in a very simple way, tried and tested over the centuries in just about every country of the world: Catholic schools. Continue Reading...

Acton on the Laura Ingraham Show

Rev. Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute, will join The Laura Ingraham Show tomorrow beginning at 9:30 am EDT to discuss events from the Vatican. Tune in for a live broadcast of Laura’s show via Cleveland’s 1420 WHK Radio. Continue Reading...

More on JPII

Jonah Goldberg on NRO takes issue with interpreting the pope according to left-right categories. Here’s the last paragraph: “Some of John Paul the Great’s detractors saw his ‘social conservatism’ as a contradiction to his criticism of capitalism run amok, or regarded his opposition to the death penalty as at odds with his opposition to abortion. Continue Reading...

Papal economics on NRO

“Where did Pope John Paul II stand on economic issues?” Father Robert Sirico answers this question in an article appearing today on National Review Online, “Papal Economics 101: Freedom and truth.” Continue Reading...

Perverting the Pope’s legacy

Yesterday, The Connection with Dick Gordon, an NPR program, had two Catholic intellectuals on the show to discuss “John Paul II’s Life and Legacy.” What was troubling was the way these professors described the pope’s economic thought. Continue Reading...

Father Sirico on FOX News

As events have unfolded over the weekend in Rome, Acton staff members have been called upon by many news organizations to lend some perspective on the legacy of Pope John Paul II. Continue Reading...