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 #76: The Brux 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 |2018-11-20T04:02:15+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 |2018-11-17T19:40:03+00:00Nov 13th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #74: Scared 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 |2018-11-17T19:06:02+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|

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 |2018-10-27T19:16:47+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|

Letter #70: Signs

October 15, 2018, Monday "You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and sky. Why don't you know how to interpret the present time?" —Jesus, Gospel of Luke 12:56 "O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" —Jesus, Gospel [...]

By |2018-10-27T19:12:17+00:00Oct 19th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #69: Report on Ukraine

October 11, 2018, Thursday, #2 BREAKING #2 -- Here is a background article on the Russia-Ukraine situation published by Bloomberg, the influential financial news network. And it is labeled "Opinion," so it is not "News." But this means it is important to know the background and outlook of the man writing the opinion. The piece is [...]

By |2018-10-13T18:39:39+00:00Oct 13th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #68: Bartholomew’s decision

October 11, 2018, Thursday BREAKING -- Autocephaly Granted to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church today announced the decision to grant autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine. The decision goes against the wishes of the Russian Orthodox Church. This could lead to [...]

By |2018-10-13T18:41:43+00:00Oct 13th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #67: Suffering

October 10, 2018, Wednesday “And what about man? Are you sure that the human world is a terminal point in the evolution of the cosmos? Is it not conceivable that there is still another dimension, a world beyond man’s world; a world in which the question of an ultimate meaning of human suffering would find an [...]

By |2018-10-13T18:37:01+00:00Oct 10th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|
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