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    "I believe American Catholics have a special duty today to be the guardians of the truth about the American spirit and our national identity... I believe it falls to us to be witnesses to a new kind of American patriotism."

    -Archbishop José Gomez at the First Annual Napa Institute Conference

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CdlSchoenborn-255x320 Cardinal Schönborn on the Synod

“I am confident there will be no change in Doctrine,” says Cardinal Schönborn to the National Catholic Register.  Cardinal Schönborn had an interview with Joan Frawley Desmond of the National Catholic Register during the Napa Institute conference.  Be sure to read about the interview here.  Read More →

flannery OConnor Flannery O’Connor and Catholic realism

By George Weigel   From this vale of tears, one can never be sure about the boundaries of acceptable behavior at the Throne of Grace. Is laughter at earthly foibles permitted? Encouraged? I like to think so. Which inclines me to believe that, this past June 3, Miss Mary Flannery O’Connor of Milledgeville, Georgia, was having herself a good cackle. That was the day the... Read More

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  • 2016 Conference

    Want to attend the 2016 Napa Institute Conference?

    The sixth annual Napa Institute Conference takes place July 6-10, 2016 at the Meritage Resort and Spa, in Napa Valley, CA. To register, click here!
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