The very first word of St Benedict’s Rule is “Listen”. The aim of the Portsmouth Institute is to hear and ponder together the good news of Christ and to proclaim it to the world which needs and is unconsciously waiting for it.
Ideas have consequences. Today, secular leaders define the ideas that shape our culture. Religious belief, especially Christianity, has been sidelined in academia and the public square. Consider the recent Health and Human Services mandate on contraception, or the legal battles in the Supreme Court that are redefining institutions rooted in Christianity and Western Civilization. What is