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In the face of fiscal irresponsibility—soaring deficits, sweeping new healthcare regulations, and an uncontrollable national debt—the Acton Institute offers a fresh and unique perspective. For over 29 years, the Institute has worked to connect economic freedom, free enterprise, and entrepreneurship with a vibrant Judeo-Christian moral culture. Through a wide range of research publications, visual media, and educational conferences, Acton reaches millions each year with its trademark synthesis of faith and freedom. In addition to common demands for limited government and lower taxes, Acton believes that liberty is best preserved when man’s God-given dignity is recognized and respected. Only when our rights are rooted in something deeper—our intrinsic value as image-bearers of God—are they absolutely secure. Such a vision frees us from intrusive and utopian government initiatives, allowing us to produce wealth and share it with those most in need.

Please join Rev. Robert Sirico, co-founder and president of Acton Institute along with Master of Ceremonies, Mr. J Christopher Donahue, and other supporters and friends of Acton on Wednesday, September 4 at the Duquesne Club, for a dinner and a special keynote address by Rev. Sirico. Register now to save your spot at this popular event or become an official sponsor of our Pittsburgh Dinner .

Moral and Practical Problems with the Resurgent Socialism

Rev. Robert A. Sirico
Acton Institute

President & Co-Founder

Rev. Robert A. Sirico is the president and co-founder of the Acton Institute and pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Grand Rapids, Mich. His writings on religious, political, economic, and social matters are published in a variety of journals, including: the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalForbes, the London Financial Times, the Washington Times, the Detroit News, and National Review. Rev. 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 his popular book, Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Rev. Sirico shows how a free economy is the best way to meet society’s material needs. Rev. Sirico holds dual Italian and American citizenship.

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Duquesne Club
325 Sixth Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States


Join us in the Red Room located on the second floor  

5:30 pm: Registration begins

6-7 pm: Reception

7-8 pm: Dinner

8-9 pm: Keynote Address 



Individual Tickets : $100

Student Tickets: $50 

Table Sponsorship: $1000

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Alex and Melanie Chafuen

Central Catholic High School

Commonwealth Partners

Federated Investors, Inc.

Franciscan University Center for Leadership 

Grant Street Group

Oakland Catholic High School

St. Paul's House 

Trinity Energy Company 

William Batchelder and Family


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