Dr. Robert Moynihan

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About Dr. Robert Moynihan

Dr. Robert Moynihan is founder and editor-in-chief of Inside the Vatican magazine. He is an American journalist who speaks five languages, and a seasoned Vatican analyst. He is a world-renowned commentator on Catholic issues who has appeared on Fox News, CNN, ABC, EWTN and other international networks to discuss the legacy of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI; he appeared live on Fox as the lead analyst for the election of our current pope, Francis.

Letter #147, 2023, Wed, Oct 25: Synod letter

    At 5 p.m. this afternoon, Rome time, the Vatican Press Office released the text of the "Letter of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to the People of God."     This is the first official document to be issued from this Synod on Synodality.     Here below is the complete text of this [...]

Letter #146, 2023, Wed, Oct 25: Pizzaballa

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa | Vatican Media     Letter #146, 2023, Wednesday, October 26: Patriarch Pizzaballa calls for Peace     Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, issued yesterday a “Letter to the Entire Diocese” in which the cardinal, who shepherds not only Jerusalem but also neighboring Palestine, Jordan and Cyprus, appealed to his flock for [...]

Letter #145, 2023, Wed, Oct 25: Chastity

    Catholic Bishop Erik Varden, 49, of Trondheim, Norway. He has just published a brilliant, compelling book entitled Chastity: Reconciliation of the Senses (link). The theme of chastity is a central one in the history of the Christian, and human, search for blessedness and happiness, but this theme has been "canceled" in our "post-modern" culture, and, [...]

Letter #144, 2023, Tues, Oct 24: Germination

    British Dominican theologian Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, 78. Fr. Radcliffe gave a very important talk (text below) yesterday morning (October 23) in Rome to the "Synod on Synodality." He said that a seed has been planted in these days, but that the seed must now grow for 11 months, until the synod meets again in October [...]

Letter #143, 2023, Thur, Oct 19: Cardinal Parolin

    Cardinal Pietro Parolin, 69, the Vatican Secretary of State. As such, Parolin heads up the Vatican's diplomacy and is currently working to keep open all contacts in the hope of a negotiated settlement for peace in the Holy Land. Parolin's efforts have drawn the attention of many Vatican watchers, and some — in particular J.D. [...]

Letter #142, 2023, Tue, Oct 17: St Thérèse

    St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), the little flower... The Pope -- who keeps the saint's autobiography by his bedside -- has just written a beautiful letter about her, perhaps the most poetic and beautiful thing he has ever written...     “It is confidence and nothing but confidence that must lead us to Love.”—from the autobiography of [...]

Letter #141, 2023, Mon, Oct 16: Mid-October

    “It is unacceptable that you put out a statement expressing worry primarily for Gazan civilians while Israel is burying 1,300 who were murdered.”—Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen, in a phone call yesterday evening to the Vatican's "foreign minister, British Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, according to a statement released by the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The Israeli [...]

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