Staff Profile: Rev. Robert A. Sirico


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Rev. Robert A. Sirico received his Master of Divinity degree from the Catholic University of America, following undergraduate study at the University of Southern California and the University of London. During his studies and early ministry, he experienced a growing concern over the lack of training religious studies students receive in fundamental economic principles, leaving them poorly equipped to understand and address today's social problems. As a result of these concerns, Fr. Sirico co-founded the Acton Institute with Kris Alan Mauren in 1990.

As president of the Acton Institute, Fr. Sirico lectures at colleges, universities, and business organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. His writings on religious, political, economic, and social matters are published in a variety of journals, including: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the London Financial Times, the Washington Times, the Detroit News, and National Review. Fr. Sirico is often called upon by members of the broadcast media for statements regarding economics, civil rights, and issues of religious concern, and has provided commentary for CNN, ABC, the BBC, NPR, and CBS' 60 Minutes, among others.

In April of 1999, Fr. Sirico was awarded an honorary doctorate in Christian Ethics from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and in May of 2001, Universidad Francisco Marroquin awarded him an honorary doctorate in Social Sciences. He is a member of the prestigious Mont Pèlerin Society, the American Academy of Religion, and the Philadelphia Society, and is on the Board of Advisors of the Civic Institute in Prague. Father Sirico also served on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission from 1994 to 1998. His pastoral ministry has included a chaplaincy to AIDS patients at the National Institutes of Health.  He is the Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Acton Institute maintains a vigorous editorial outreach, especially through its president, Rev. Robert A. Sirico. This site maintains an archive of many of his essays and reviews.

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Religion & Liberty articles by this author

Peace and Trade, Not Sanctions, Will Change Iraq September and October 1999
Rediscovering the Sacred in Secular Spaces July and August 1999
The First and Fundamental School May and June 1999
Prosperity and Environmental Spirituality March and April 1999
The Return of Faith on Film January and February 1999
On Declaring Capitalism a Failure November and December 1998
Social Security and the Free Society September and October 1998
The Role of Responsibility in a Free Society July and August 1998
The Ultimate Economic Resource May and June 1998
The Culture of Life, The Culture of the Market March and April 1998
Cuba is Part of the Pope's Evangelical Mission January and February 1998
Medical Technology, Medical Ethics November and December 1997
Toward a New Liberty September and October 1997
Of Markets and Morality July and August 1997
The Only Hope for Civic Renewal May and June 1997
Our Stewardship Mandate March and April 1997
The Bishops' Big Economic Tent January and February 1997
Tugging the Entrepreneur Homeward November and December 1996
The Left on the Run September and October 1996
The State Invades the Confessional July and August 1996
The Universality of the Market May and June 1996
The Entrepreneur as Servant March and April 1996
Everything Unto God January and February 1996
The Market and the Manger November and December 1995
Reforming our Attitudes September and October 1995