Co-founder and President of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
Robert Sirico

Robert Alan Sirico (born 23 June 1951) is an American Roman Catholic priest, and the founder of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a political, religious and cultural commentator. He is also a pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Associations

Acton Institute, President
Eris Society
Mont Pelerin Society, Member

Articles

Father Robert Sirico: Power Broker on the Rise, by Bill Berkowitz, AlterNet, 3 Jul 2001
"Sirico ... is definitely moving on up. ... During the last 18 months, Father Sirico advised President George W. Bush on 'charitable choice' and the future of welfare reform; responded to a call from the Vatican and edited a book delineating the Catholic Church's teachings on social justice issues ..."

Writings

A Tribute to Edmund A. Opitz, The Freeman, Oct 1993
"In the days ... when religious leaders taught variations on the theme that socialism was the practice of which Christianity was the religion—there was Ed Opitz, in a plethora of articles, boldly, yet calmly, adamantly, yet with respect, indicating with the most gentle and genteel of manners, that, in point of fact, the Emperor had no clothes."
Related Topic: Edmund A. Opitz
Morality and Social Security, Future of Freedom, Dec 1999
"Just as parents care for their young now, it was once well understood that the middle-aged have a moral responsibility to care for their aging parents. ... Social Security has gone a long way toward severing those ties ... Social Security has also contributed to the crowding out of private charity ..."
Related Topic: Social Security Tax
Religion and Freedom, Future of Freedom, Dec 1993
Related Topic: Freedom of Religion

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