The Coronavirus Crisis
Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, reflects on the notion that we have freedom, not to do just what we want, but to do what we ought. What does this mean during a time of global pandemic?
What sort of innovation, rather than government intervention, can come from the current crisis? What sort of long-term changes might we see in medicine and education? Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, shares his views on what may come.
Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, reflects on the unprecedented levels of debt that our society is taking on in the name of fighting the coronavirus. How tolerant are we becoming to the government's interventions? What role does subsidiarity play in solving our problems?
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, shares thoughts on how reducing regulatory and tax burdens can help our struggling economy as we fight the virus.
During uncertain times, Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, offers his thoughts on human flourishing, subsidiarity, and more. During uncertain times, Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, offers his thoughts on human flourishing, subsidiarity, and more.
Some of Father's recommended resources are listed below.
Robert Higgs, Crisis and Leviathan (Oxford University Press, 1987)
More on COVID-19
Rev. Robert Sirico joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business' Cavuto: Coast to Coast with a reminder for this Easter: we will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic soon, and we can use this quarantine time to appreciate our relationships.
Rev. Robert Sirico, the president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, discusses the balance between preserving public health and staving off economic collapse on EWTN's The World Over with Raymond Arroyo.
Roger Scruton 1944-2020
Recorded at the Acton Institute's "The Crisis of Liberty in the West" conference in London, England on December 1, 2016.
Acton 29th Anniversary Dinner
Author and Screenwriter Andrew Klavan shares the story of his journey from atheism to faith in Jesus Christ, and lays out his views on how to reach out to a culture that has largely abandoned not only Biblical truth, but the very idea of truth itself.
Acton President and co-founder Rev. Robert A. Sirico shares the story of how he moved from being a leftist activist to being a strong supporter of the market economy and the free and virtuous society.
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Acton Lecture Series
In this lecture, John D. Wilsey, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) explores the legacy of John Foster Dulles.
Robert Doar explores the history and future trajectory of welfare policy in America. Weaving together personal anecdotes and statistical insights, he explains the significant progress that has been made to alleviate poverty in past decades. At the same time, he maps out many of the obstacles still standing in the way of further advances.
Trust in media institutions is at a historic low. Much of the country is overtly hostile to "fake news". The media is desperate to recover its authority, even as it has become more biased, less substantive, and less civil in recent years. Is there a way for media institutions to regain respect and uphold the dignity and responsibility granted them in the First Amendment?
Acton University 2019
Rev. Robert A. Sirico closes Acton University 2019 with a plenary address, urging participants to take what they have learned at the conference and integrate it into their lives and work, and tells the story of how he came to embrace the idea of the free and virtuous society.
Mari-Ann Kelam was raised in the United States by Estonian parents who had survived World War II only to find their homeland occupied by the Soviet Union at the end of the war. She grew up with an acute appreciation for the Estonian language, culture, and people and served as Vice President of the Estonian American National Council during the last years of the Soviet Empire. In this role she lobbied Congress and U.S.
Acton Feature Films
The west has made itself the protagonist of development, giving rise to a multibillion dollar poverty industry. From TOM's Shoes to international adoptions, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?
For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles
For the Life of the World is an entertaining film series that explores the deeper meaning of Salvation. Have you ever wondered, “What is my Salvation actually FOR?” Is it only about personal atonement, about getting to heaven, or something that comes later? Is it just to have a “friend in Jesus?”
The Birth of Freedom
The American founders said that all men are created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights--that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They called this a self-evident truth. But humans are separated by enormous differences in talent and circumstance. Why would anyone believe that all men are created equal? That all should be free? That all deserve a voice in choosing their leaders? Why would any nation consider this a self-evident truth? How is freedom born?
The Call of the Entrepreneur
A merchant banker. A failing dairy farmer. A refugee from Communist China. Why do their stories matter? One risked his savings. One risked his farm. One risked his life. Because how we view entrepreneurs shapes the destinies of individuals and nations.
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