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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

  • "The Napa Institute brings a specifically Catholic orientation to the exchange between culture and intellectual development for leaders." - Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J.

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Irish Flag Now, the Kasper theory of democracy?

The Catholic Difference By George Weigel         A few weeks ago, after Ireland voted to approve so-called “same-sex marriage,” a correspondent sent me an e-mail quoting Cardinal Walter Kasper’s comment on the result: “A democratic state has the duty to respect the will of the people, and it seems clear that, if the majority of the people wants such homosexual... Read More

Papal audience Papal Encyclical On The Environment

The New Heavens… By Fr. Bill Watson, SJ Early this summer, Pope Francis will release to the world his Encyclical on the Environment. There is considerable interest and worry about what the document will endorse regarding climate change theories, culture, political action, global poverty, human nature and the natural law to name only a few of the issues it is likely... Read More

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  • 2015 Conference

    Want to attend the 2015 Napa Institute Conference?

    The Fifth Annual Napa Institute takes place July 30 - August 2 at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, CA. Register here! http://napa-institute.org/conference/registration/
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