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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,... [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... [Read more...]

The Catholic Difference by George Weigel

The Catholic Difference The difference Cardinal George made By George Weigel On September 2, 1939, the House of Commons debated the British government’s response to the German invasion of Poland the previous day. The ruling Conservative Party was badly divided between those demanding that Britain fulfill... [Read more...]

Trinitas Wine Presented to Pope

Garrett Busch had a chance to present Pope Francis with the new Cabernet FRANCis, who tasted the wine, and then requested some more for later!  Trinitas wine has been enjoyed by Napa Institute attendees for several years now.  Tim and his son Garrett, have sought to blend faith and business for many... [Read more...]

James Cardinal Harvey Award

His Eminence, James Cardinal Harvey, received an award for Diplomacy in Rome last night. This award will be given at the annual Napa Institute conference for an individual who follows Cardinal Harvey’s outstanding example of diplomacy to the Roman Catholic Church.  Congratulations to Cardinal... [Read more...]

Napa Institute and CUA Conference

The Napa Institute and CUA co-sponsored conference was a great event back in September.  The blog on CUA’s website has an article regarding the conference.  Please click here to read more!  Save the date for the next conference in March 2016!  Read More →

Speaker for 2015 Conference!

George Weigel has confirmed to be a speaker at our 2015 Napa Institute Conference.  The conference dates are July 30 – August 2, 2015 in Napa.  We look forward to having George attend in 2015! Click here for information about this year’s conference or contact Jean Jacoby with any questions... [Read more...]

See our founder, Tim Busch, on World Over with Raymond Arroyo!

Tim Busch was on the World Over with Raymond Arroyo last week!  Please click here to watch the video on YouTube.  Read More →

Ventura/North LA Chapter invites Legatus Members

The Ventura/North Los Angeles Chapter invites Legatus members to a seminar discussion on St. Thomas Aquinas’ reflection on “Whether the Sacraments are Necessary for Salvation” on Saturday, March 22, 2014.  Please RSVP promptly to rbagdazian@thomasaquinas.edu Please click here to read... [Read more...]

Napa Institute Strategic Plan and Priorities

View the Napa Institute Strategic Plan and Priorities to read more about the Institute’s strategic plan.  It is our vision of where the Napa Institute will go in the future and defines who we are as a non-profit. Please contact Emily McCormick with any questions regarding the Strategic Plan... [Read more...]

“Tranforming the Crystal Cathedral”

Here is an exciting article about the Catholic Church’s acquisition and how Tim Busch was involved.  Please click on the link to the article, Cathedral – Legatus, Feb 2014, to read!  Read More →

The Pope’s Comments on the Continental Mission Conference

Please read below about the Pope’s comments to the Continental Mission Conference at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico City.   Dear Brothers and Sisters: I warmly welcome all of you who are participating in this pilgrimage and meeting organized by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America,... [Read more...]

Napa Institute Speeches on EWTN!

The 2013 Napa Institute speeches will be on EWTN!  All will air in the US at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturdays: 10/19/2013  Dr. Tim Gray, PhD. 10/26/2013  Archbishop John Nienstedt 11/2/2013   The Bishops’ Panel 11/9/2013   Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. 11/16/2013  Frank Beckwith – Keynote 11/23/2013 ... [Read more...]

Stay posted on the Mexico Pilgrimage!

Read the blog below to stay informed about what is going on with the Napa Institute Mexico Pilgrimage, as well as other future Napa Institute events! http://napainstitute.blogspot.com/2013/09/embracing-hearts.html?spref=fb  Read More →

Day 1 of the Napa Institute Mexico Pilgrimage

On September 25, 2013, over forty lucky Pilgrims of the Napa Institute will embark on a journey to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (http://www.sancta.org/basilica.html) in Mexico City (http://www.mexicocity.com). With support by notable prelates as the Spiritual Leader of the Pilgrimage Most Reverend,... [Read more...]

Bill McGurn’s Talk at ND Symposium

Read Bill McGurn’s talk below on New Gods in the Public Square from the Notre Dame Symposium last night! NewGodsOnThePublicSquareFINAL  Read More →

2014 Napa Institute Conference

Please join us for the Fourth Annual Napa Institute Conference, July 24-27, 2014, at The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California.  The themes for the conference include: Economic Justice, Beauty and the Arts, and Reason and Faith. We have a distinguished group of speakers confirmed for next year,... [Read more...]

Napa Institute Sponsors Marriage and Family Conference, Archdiocese of San Francisco

On Saturday, August 17, 2013 The Napa Institute joined San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Bishops William Justice and Robert McElroy and over one thousand people at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Celebration of Traditional Marriage and Family. Hosted by the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s... [Read more...]

Napa Institute Conference in the News

Click below to read a great article about the Napa Institute 2013 Conference written by Thomas M. Loarie http://catholicbusinessjournal.biz/content/napa-institute-way-change-culture-treat-every-encounter-invitation-god-participate-his-mirac  Read More →

Archbishop Nienstedt’s 2013 Napa Institute Conference Talk

We are thankful to Archbishop John C. Nienstedt for providing us the text of his landmark keynote address at the 2013 Napa Institute Conference! Napa 8-2-13  Read More →

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