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 #49, 2018: The Most Profound Harm

Sunday, September 2, 2018 "'Do not let yourself be contaminated by this world' does not mean isolating oneself and closing oneself to reality. No. Here too it should not be an external but interior attitude, of substance: it means to be vigilant because our way of thinking and acting is not polluted by the worldly mentality, [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:52:06+00:00Sep 6th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #48, 2018: “Some enemy has done this”

Saturday, September 1, 2018, #2 "Some enemy has done this." —Jesus, telling the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares, in Matthew 13:28. The expanded version: "The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. [...]

By |2018-09-04T00:00:54+00:00Sep 4th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #47, 2018: Vigano, Francis and Kim Davis

Saturday, September 1, 2018 Day #8: Vigano, Francis and Kim Davis Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has just released a new statement (link to the full text, which is also below). This time, Vigano gives previously unknown background on the very controversial, several-minute private meeting on September 23, 2015 in Washington at the papal nunciature to the [...]

By |2018-09-03T23:36:09+00:00Sep 3rd, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #46, 2018: Ukraine

Friday, August 31, 2018, #2 Day #7: Ukraine Two important things took place today with regard to Russia and Ukraine. (1) Bartholomew-Kirill meeting in Istanbul on autocephaly for Ukraine. Kirill, along with the Russian government, opposes the idea; Bartholomew has said that he is willing to listen to the arguments of those in Ukraine and elsewhere [...]

Letter #45, 2018: Tolkien on Abuse

Friday, August 31, 2018 “Besides the Sun there may be moonlight, but if the Sun were removed there would be no Moon to see. What would Christianity now be if the Roman Church has in fact been destroyed?” – Letter 250, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien Day #7: Tolkien, and the Church our Mother As I [...]

By |2018-08-31T20:59:53+00:00Aug 31st, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #44, 2018: Battle joined

Thursday, August 30, 2018 "I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world." —Jesus, speaking to his disciples in the Gospel of John 16:33 "The Church is called to serve the salvation of the world, for even [...]

By |2018-08-31T18:15:28+00:00Aug 31st, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #43, 2018: “Make public the files”

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, #2 "I do not act for revenge. I just want the truth to emerge." —Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, in an interview with Italian journalist Also Maria Valli, published today in Italy (see translation below) "Pope Francis, Vatican officials and the current Apostolic Nuncio should make public the pertinent files indicating who knew [...]

By |2018-08-31T16:06:51+00:00Aug 31st, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #42: “Not Under 18”

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 "But why did the nuncio not insist, if he was so sure of the abuses committed against seminarians and priests (always of legal age).”—Andrea Tornielli, an Italian Vaticanist who heads the website "Vatican Insider" (which was named in a certain way in imitation of my own "Inside the Vatican" magazine, but which [...]

By |2018-08-31T15:23:20+00:00Aug 29th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #41, 2018: Valli’s tale

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 "If I had not done it, I would not have been able to respect myself.”—Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, on why he fought financial corruption inside the Vatican over many years, making many enemies ============================= A Story about How Archbishop Viganò’s "Testimony" Came to Be The text below was published yesterday, in Italian, [...]

By |2018-08-31T15:07:49+00:00Aug 28th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|
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