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.

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Letter #3, 2020: The Jesuits in 2006-2007: A “Second Dezza”?

"Aware of the ongoing maneuvers, Kolvenbach, acting in contrast to his usual discreet and serene style, asked Benedict XVI for an audience and, in a firm and determined manner, as perhaps never in his life, asked him not to approve a decision of this type, which the Society this time would not tolerate."—Gianni La Bella, the [...]

Letter #1, 2020: The Controversy over the Book

"O Salutaris Hostia, Quae caeli pandis ostium!" ("O Saving Victim, opening wide The gate of heaven to man below!") —A hymn in praise of Jesus Christ, composed by St. Thomas Aquinas, writing in the 1200s. Aquinas says the work of Jesus Christ was, through his sacrificial death, to open the gates of Heaven (eternity) to man. [...]

Letter #63, 2019: Viganò on Vienna

Top, a moment from the controversial fund-raising event in Vienna's Cathedral of St. Stephen on Saturday, November 30. The figure in the center of the top photo, and in the lower photo, is Austrian singer Thomas Neuwirth, also known as Conchita Wurst. Neuwirth is an Austrian recording artist and "drag queen" known for his stage persona Conchita Wurst. He uses masculine [...]

Letter #62, 2019: Viganò on the Danger of Syncretism

CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, Lo Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has published a new essay on an Italian website. Below an English translation Above, an artist's conception of a night-time aerial view of the "Abrahamic Family House" in Abu Dhabi. Each building is dedicated to one of the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and [...]

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