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. Follow the link here 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...

In Memory of Pope John Paul II

The Acton Institute has put together a special section in honor of Pope John Paul II. Here you’ll find pictures of the Pope with Acton president Fr. Robert Sirico, up-to-date media items featuring commentary and reflection by Acton staff, and links to resources about the pope and his legacy. Continue Reading...