The Moynihan Letters

Sometimes you need to hear about it before the magazine comes to your door. Daily coverage of world affairs by Dr. Robert Moynihan.


Letter #8, 2019: Tomorrow

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 "You live in a deranged age, more deranged than usual because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing." —Walker Percy, an American Catholic writer Tomorrow Tomorrow the long-awaited Vatican "summit" on the sexual abuse of children [...]

By |2019-02-22T04:45:31+00:00Feb 22nd, 2019|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #7, 2019: Vigano Vindicated

Sunday, February 17, 2019 Viganò Vindicated  This morning, on the day after the news that the Vatican has reduced former Cardinal and Archbishop Theodore McCarrick to the lay state (McCarrick, 88, has been staying in a small friary in western Kansas; I mistakenly wrote that he was in Oklahoma in my last email; thank you to those [...]

By |2019-02-20T22:47:01+00:00Feb 17th, 2019|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #6, 2019: McCarrick and After

Monday, February 11, 2019, #2 McCarrick and After Insistent rumors have been circulating today that a judgment regarding the sexual abuse allegations against former Cardinal Theodore "Ted" McCarrick, 88, will be announced by Rome tomorrow. The rumor is that he will be found guilty of having sexually abused minors, and laicized. Whether or not this is [...]

By |2019-02-20T22:07:54+00:00Feb 11th, 2019|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #5, 2019: Benedict

Monday, February 11, 2019 The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI Today is the 6th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's February 11, 2013 announcement, on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes, that he had decided, after much prayer and reflection, to resign from the papacy. When I first heard the news that morning, I could [...]

By |2019-02-20T22:10:32+00:00Feb 11th, 2019|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #4, 2019: Ukraine

Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Controversy over the Orthodox Church in Ukraine The debate over the government of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine continues. A report (below) — out today in Moscow, Russia — says that the imminent enthronement of the new head of the autocephalous Orthodox Church, Yepifaniy Dumenko, 39 — something supported by Ukraine's [...]

By |2019-01-30T03:07:10+00:00Jan 24th, 2019|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #3, 2019: Ecclesia Dei

Monday, January 21, 2019 “With a new Apostolic Letter issued 'motu proprio,' Pope Francis has suppressed the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, which was established 30 years ago by Pope St. John Paul II.” —Christopher Wells, Vatican News, January 19, referring a a papal decree of January 17 suppressing the Ecclesia Dei commission (link) "The will of [...]

By |2019-01-30T02:48:08+00:00Jan 21st, 2019|Categories: The Moynihan Letters, Uncategorized|

Letter #2, 2019: Top Ten

Thursday, January 17, 2019 “We choose Alfie Evans, who died in England on April 28, just before his second birthday (it would have been on May 9), as our “Person of the Year.” We choose him to represent all children who suffer from neglect, hard-heartedness, and sexual abuse — all forms of lack of love.” —from [...]

By |2019-01-20T20:28:28+00:00Jan 17th, 2019|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #1, 2019: Vigano and McCarrick

Wednesday, January 16, 2019   “Tout comprendre c’est tout pardonner” (a French saying meaning, loosely translated, “If one knew everything, one would forgive everything”). —A saying attributed to Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein (1766-1817), commonly known as Madame de Staël, a French-speaking Swiss author who lived in Paris in the age of the French Revolution and [...]

By |2019-01-17T22:39:39+00:00Jan 16th, 2019|Categories: The Moynihan Letters, Uncategorized|

Feast of the Miraculous Medal

Join Us On #GivingTuesday! Dear Friends, I hope everyone had a joy-filled Thanksgiving day weekend with their family and friends. This was my first holiday without my beloved mother. My family gathered with my father to give thanks for our many years together. It is now the evening of "Giving Tuesday." The day was established in [...]

By |2018-11-29T03:53:49+00:00Nov 29th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #77: The Shekinah and the Old Mass

November 19, 2018, Monday “After leaving Succoth they camped at Etham on the edge of the desert. By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or [...]

By |2018-11-22T04:45:46+00:00Nov 22nd, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|
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