Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Robert Sirico and Steven Schneck examine Tea Party and Church teaching

There is an interview at Catholic News Agency with Rev. Robert Sirico and Dr. Steven Schneck about the Tea Party movement and Church teaching. Here is a small excerpt:

Fr. Sirico described the Tea Party as "an amorphous thing" with a lot of variety and as a "populist, spontaneous movement." He thought its common themes include a desire for less government and a desire "to limit the power that politicians have over peoples' lives."
Fr. Sirico had his own criticisms of the movement. He thought charismatic leaders could lead people in the wrong direction, and the Tea Party's lack of a "historical memory" of past mistakes means that it lacks safeguards against plausible-looking proposals that "end up being harmful." Some Tea Party rhetoric suggests it has no role for government to serve the poor.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Speaking at the 2011 Scottsdale Luncheon

I will be speaking at the 2011 Scottsdale Luncheon on February 24, 2011.  It will be held at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort.  For pricing and additional information visit the event page at

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Listen to Robert Sirico talk about the 2010 elections

The Acton PowerBlog has a new post with audio from Robert Sirico on the 2010 elections.  The clips are from The Drew Mariani Show and Kresta in the Afternoon which were mentioned yesterday.  Click here to go to the PowerBlog post where the clips are embedded.

Video: Remarks at Acton Institute's 20th Anniversary Celebration

As you may know by now, I spoke at the Acton Institute 20th anniversary dinner. Posted below is an excerpt from my speech at the event.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Robert Sirico on Relevant Radio and Kresta in the Afternoon today

Rev. Robert Sirico will be talking about the election today on Relevant Radio at 4:30 EDT and Kresta in the Afternoon at 5:30 EDT.  Don’t miss it!

Watch Richard DeVos accept the Faith and Freedom Award

If you missed the 20th anniversary of Acton Institute you’ll want to watch this video of Richard DeVos, Co-founder of Amway, accepting the Faith and Freedom Award.  Acton Institute's 20th Anniversary Celebration was on October 21, 2010 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Robert Sirico discusses 2010 elections from a Christian perspective

Acton President Rev. Robert A. Sirico took to the airwaves this morning in Chicago on WVON’s Launching Chicago with Lenny McAllister to discuss today’s elections across the country from a Christian perspective.  To listen to the full audio, visit Acton Institute’s PowerBlog post with the embedded streaming broadcast.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Robert Sirico on Religion, Politics and the Culture with host Dennis O’Donovan

Robert Sirico spent an hour on Religion, Politics and the Culture with host Dennis O’Donovan and several callers on Thursday, October 28 discussing Tea Party politics and Catholics.  To listen to the audio, visit Acton's PowerBlog posting that has the streaming audio (the second audio clip).