By Joe Carter “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” The mission of the Acton Institute is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. We seek to articulate a vision of society that is both free and virtuous, the end of which is human […]
Category Archives: Pondering
July 14, 2016
December 23, 2015
Christmas is almost here! The Light of the World is almost here! Take note, there are lessons we can learn.
December 09, 2015
By Joseph Sunde Amid the array of quaint and compelling Christmas tales, O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” continues to endure as a uniquely captivating portrait of the power of sacrificial love. On the day before Christmas, Della longs to buy a present for her husband, Jim, restlessly counting and recounting her measly $1.87 before surrendering to her […]
November 17, 2015
When the dead body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed ashore last September, the years-long Syrian Civil War struck a nerve across the West, giving a face to the nearly 4 million people who have fled the country for their lives. Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, more than 200,000 combatants and noncombatants have […]
October 23, 2015
Justice and Order are born in the most unlikely of places, do we have eyes to see and ears to hear their call? Check yourself against this Lo-Fi, iPhone-captured offering.
August 20, 2015
Hello Strangers and Friends, We’ve been getting your letters, emails, and stories from all over the world. Yes, I said “the world!” Wow! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Keep them coming. The first letter I want to share from an exile comes from Emma in Monee, IL. She is a resilient and wildly creative 17-year-old young […]