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Woke culture and hyper-relativism have reached epic proportions. They affect how we worship, vote, educate, form families, and even conduct our everyday businesses. Will the human person of the 2025 Jubilee be finally liberated from this intellectual and spiritual disease after 25 years of rapid progression? Does the entanglement between errant anthropologies and secular political culture now make it impossible to reverse its course?

We invite you to come listen, discern, and discuss along with an estimated 300 international religious and moral leaders in Rome: How do we assess and define the most destructive visions of the human person? What are the exact socio-political, psycho-spiritual, and economic repercussions?  How can we defend clearly and make attractive once again the truth, goodness, and beauty of a Judeo-Christian anthropology that emboldens man’s search for justice, freedom and flourishing?  

** Limited seating, RSVP required **

** Simultaneous Interpretation - English-Italian **

** Free Books **



Michael Matheson Miller
Michael Matheson Miller
Acton Institute

Chief of Strategic Initiatives

Speaking on: Five False Anthropologies

Michael Matheson Miller is Chief of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Research Fellow at the Acton Institute. He is the Director and Producer of the award-winning documentary, Poverty, Inc. the PovertyCure DVD Series, and The Good Society Series, and was the founding director of PovertyCure, which promotes entrepreneurial solutions to poverty in the developing world. He writes and speaks extensively on the intersection between moral philosophy and theology and economics, poverty, entrepreneurship, and culture.

He is the host of the Moral Imagination Podcast and a Distinguished Fellow at the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America, and the author of Digital Contagion and the forthcoming Excluded: How Global Humanitarianism Excludes the Poor from Justice and Prosperity from Crossroad.

Before coming to Acton he taught philosophy and political science at Ave Maria College in Nicaragua and was the chair of the philosophy and theology department. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and has graduate degrees from Nagoya University’s Graduate School of International Development (Japan), Franciscan University, and an M.B.A. from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Business. He serves on the boards of Sacred Heart Classical Academy, and the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project.

João Vila-Chã, SJ
João Vila-Chã, SJ
Pontifical Gregorian University

Full Professor, Faculty of Philosphy

Speaking on: Defending Truth and Justice in Woke and Technocratic Political Culture


Rev. Robert A. Sirico
Rev. Robert A. Sirico
Acton Institute

President Emeritus

Speaking on: Enterprise, Freedom and Civil Society According to the True Anthropology

Rev. Robert A. Sirico is president emeritus and the co-founder of the Acton Institute. In that capacity, he 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.

Fr. 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.

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 Emeritus of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Father Sirico holds dual Italian and American citizenship.

Myroslav Marynovych
Prof. Myroslav Marynovych
Ukrainian Catholic University

Professor - Human rights activist

Speaking on: A Witness to Truth, Justice, and Dignity from the Ideological Front

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Pontifical Gregorian University
Piazza della Pilotta, 4
00187 Rome RM


Lunch: 12:30-14:00 at Gregorian University offered by Istituto Acton



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