"If we’re interested in equipping lay Catholics to think through economic issues," says Dr. Samuel Gregg, "more time should be invested in explaining principles of Catholic social teaching and how they relate to each other."
Dr. Samuel Gregg is director of research at the Acton
Institute, the author of several books and numerous articles, and
a frequent contributor to Catholic World Report. He has
written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy,
economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory. Dr.
Gregg has an MA in political philosophy f...
As we celebrate the feast day of the Polish pope, it is fitting to consider the profound and multifaceted impact of his papacy.
Today, we celebrate
the feast day of Pope St. John Paul II, whose pontificate was the third-longest
ever and who was canonized just nine years after his death, making his the
shortest canonization cause in modern Church history. John Paul II was a pope
who broke many other records. If we try to imagine what the world and the
Church would be like today if on October 16, 197...
Vladimir Putin is building his political power around strongly vertical state power, reassertion of central control of the economy, and reinvigoration of the military, relying on the support of the Russian Orthodox Church.
September 18 elections for the State Duma, Russia’s lower chamber
of the Russian Federation Assembly, have confirmed the dominance of
President Vladimir Putin’s party, United Russia. With his personal
popularity at over 80% nationally, the nation’s leader can now
claim a mandate for another term following the presidential election
in 2018, if he chooses to run.
How a land that still hosts hundreds of ancient churches became a country where less than 0.5 percent of the population is Christian.
When I was growing up in Turkey,
during my mandatory Religious Culture and Moral Knowledge courses in middle
school, other belief systems of the world were briefly touched upon. Other than
Ottoman war movies in which Byzantine Christians were all evil, and voiced-over
Hollywood movies in which morals and clothing were optional, these short and
extremely inaccurate accounts were...
Some clerics in leadership at Catholic universities give lip service to “empowering the laity”—when their real agenda is enforcing their own ideology.
institutional dramas are so ridiculous, the actors’ motivations so bizarre,
that you couldn’t sell it as a movie script. Any decent producer would
immediately send it back saying: “Your characters make no sense. They’re just
not believable. The story is too absurd.”
masquerading as conce...