The RJ Moeller Show: Rev. Robert Sirico and Jordan Ballor
It's an Acton Institute-centric episode of "The RJ Moeller Show" this week, and right off the bat we are proud to present the co-founder and president of Acton: Rev. Robert Sirico!
Rev. Robert A. Sirico received his Master of Divinity degree from the Catholic University of America, following undergraduate study at the University of Southern California and the University of London. During his studies and early ministry, he experienced a growing concern over the lack of training religious studies students receive in fundamental economic principles, leaving them poorly equipped to understand and address today's social problems.
As a result of these concerns, Fr. Sirico co-founded the Acton Institute with Kris Alan Mauren in 1990. As president of the Acton Institute, Fr. Sirico lectures at colleges, universities and business organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. His writings on religious, political, economic and social matters are published in a variety of journals, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the London Financial Times.
Fr. Sirico joined the podcast this week to talk about his new book, "Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case For A Free Economy," and he explains why the debate over "fairness" in our society needs a fresh perspective. Follow him on Twitter at @robertsirico.
After bidding adieu to Fr. Sirico, we welcome Caroline May of The Daily Caller back to the show for a new segment called "Stories You Missed, But Probably Shouldn't Have," wherein Ms. May will regularly bring to our audience's attention interesting headlines that might have slipped through the cracks. This week we learn about an undercover sting aimed at Planned Parenthood, the silly comments about what defines a "hero" in the eyes of MSNBC's Chris Hayes, and the disappearance of a story about the president's daughter heading to a boy band's concert. Follow Caroline on Twitter at @C_maydc.
To close things out on this episode of "The RJ Moeller Show," we chat with The Acton Institute's Jordan Ballor.
Jordan is a research fellow at the Acton Institute and serves as executive editor of the Journal of Markets & Morality. He is author of "Ecumenical Babel: Confusing Economic Ideology and the Church's Social Witness." He is also a visiting professor of business and social ethics at Kuyper College and a doctoral candidate in historical and moral theology at Calvin Theological Seminary.
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