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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|

Letter #76: The Bux Interview

November 18, 2018, Sunday “They seek their own interests, not the interests of Jesus Christ; they proclaim His word, but spread their own ideas.” —St. Augustine (354-430 A.D.), referring to heretical theologians during the late 4th and early 5th centuries. The words are cited by Catholic theologian Fr. Nicola Bux in an October 13 interview on [...]

By |2019-01-14T18:20:17+00:00Nov 20th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #75: St. Paul VI

November 13, 2018, Tuesday "All the faithful of Christ, of whatever rank or status, are called to the fullness of the Christian life and to the perfection of charity."—St. Paul VI (canonized by Pope Francis on October 14, in Rome. Paul (1897-1978, Pope from 1963 to 1978). This teaching, referred to as the "universal call" of [...]

By |2018-11-26T00:51:31+00:00Nov 13th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #74: Sacred Mandate

November 13, 2018, Tuesday Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, 77, former Papal Nuncio to the United States (2011-2016), today issued a brief statement addressed to the American bishops, currently meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Vigano called on the bishops to "not be afraid of standing up and doing the right thing for the victims" of sexual molestation [...]

By |2018-11-26T00:48:54+00:00Nov 13th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #73: The Synod and “LGBT”

October 26, 2018, Friday "Some LGBT youths, through various contributions that were received by the General Secretariat of the Synod, wish to 'benefit from greater closeness' and experience greater care by the Church, while some BC [Note: an acronym for "Bishops Conferences"] ask themselves what to suggest 'to young people who decide to create homosexual instead [...]

By |2018-10-28T00:02:16+00:00Oct 27th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #72: The Elephant in the Room

October 19, 2018, Friday, #2 "On the other hand, you can choose to speak." —Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, appealing in a new open letter, his "Third Testimony," released this morning in Italy, to his "brother bishops and priests who know that my statements are true and who can so testify, or who have access to [...]

By |2018-11-25T15:21:06+00:00Oct 24th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #71: The Third Testimony

October 19, 2018, Friday "On the other hand, you can choose to speak." —Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, appealing in a new open letter, his "Third Testimony," released this morning in Italy, to his "brother bishops and priests who know that my statements are true and who can so testify, or who have access to documents [...]

By |2018-10-27T19:14:01+00:00Oct 19th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|
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