We need an Action Institute North

Father Z has linked to a piece about the Acton Institute’s Fr. Robert Siroco:

CNA has an article about my friend Fr. Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute (btw… Acton University: June 18 – 21, 2013).

My emphases and comments.

Rome, Italy, Nov 29, 2012 / 01:33 pm (CNA).- The solution to the ongoing economic troubles is to adopt a worldview that combines both economic and moral truths, Father Robert Sirico said as he presented his new book.  [Not new in the USA or to readers of this blog.  I wrote about itHERE.]

Father Robert Sirico, co-founder of the Acton Institute think tank, introduced his book titled “Defending the Free Market: the Moral Case for a Free Economy” on Nov. 28 in Rome.

[Hardback HERE, Kindle HERE. (UK HERE).  And if you don’t have a Kindle yet, consider getting one.  I love mine.]

“I wrote the book because I was concerned that there’s such a false set of assumptions of what a market economy is and that it’s completely disconnected from the moral life,” he explained.


Fr. Sirico, originally from Brooklyn, said that his approach to economics is anthropological and combines economic truths with moral ones.

When it comes to the current economic crisis, Fr. Sirico faults regulations that were based only on good intentions.

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2 Responses to We need an Action Institute North

  1. Pingback: We need an Action Institute North | Catholic Canada

    • Foolishness says:

      To my delight, maybe we don’t need an Acton Institute North because Cardus is applying the same principles of Christian social teaching to a range of areas from the economy, international development and other areas.

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