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 #37, 2018: Flowers on a grave

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 “Always be guided by your heart rather than by your head, and your life will be transformed. Happiness does not consist in living in a palace or enjoying a large fortune; these can be lost. True happiness is something that neither men nor events can take from you. You will find it [...]

By | 2018-07-19T17:14:44+00:00 Jul 19th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #36, 2018: The Walk

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 “Attempting, as one inevitably does on contemplating the lilies of Ganina Yama, to imagine the true events of that violent and chaotic night in July 1918, it is those inescapably romantic, evocative images of the Imperial Family that inevitably twist and turn into view. No matter how hard one tries to resist, [...]

By | 2018-07-18T19:53:45+00:00 Jul 17th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #35 2018: An end…and a beginning

Monday, July 16, 2018 "We have absolutely no news from outside."—The final entry in the diary of Tsar Nicholas II, on July 13, 1918. On the night of July 16-17, 1918, he, his wife and his five children were executed. The execution occurred exactly 100 years ago tonight, at about 2:30 a.m. on July 18 "We [...]

By | 2018-07-18T18:36:20+00:00 Jul 17th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #34, 2018: The Family

Saturday, July 1st, 2018 "On July 14th, the Romanovs had unexpectedly been allowed the special privilege of a service, conducted for them at the Ipatiev House by a local priest, Father Ivan Storozhev. "He had been deeply moved by their devotion and the enormous comfort they had clearly taken in being allowed to worship together; but [...]

By | 2018-07-18T18:39:22+00:00 Jul 16th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #33, 2018: Ross Douthat on Pope Francis

ROSS DOUTHAT AND THE CATHOLIC CRISIS (Part One) Douthat, author of To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism, is one of America’s leading commentators on religious matters. As a writer for the New York Times, Douthat has a wide audience. Here in an exclusive Inside the Vatican interview, he assesses the pontificate. [...]

By | 2018-06-14T01:06:09+00:00 Jun 12th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #32, 2018: Solzhenitsyn at Harvard

Saturday, June 9, 2018 "Even if we are spared destruction by war, life will have to change in order not to perish on its own. We cannot avoid reassessing the fundamental definitions of human life and society. Is it true that man is above everything? Is there no Superior Spirit above him? Is it right that [...]

By | 2018-06-11T19:30:49+00:00 Jun 9th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #31, 2018: The Pope and the Patriarchate

Monday, June 4, 2018 "And before you I would like to reiterate — in a special way before you, my dear brother [referring to Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion, the leader of the group he was addressing], and before all of you — that the Catholic Church will never allow an attitude of division to arise from [...]

By | 2018-06-12T18:50:59+00:00 Jun 4th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #30, 2018: Russia’s tragedy

Thursday, May 24, 2018 "But the priority of God, we have forgotten, concerns us all." —Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, in the Russina-language preface to a new translation of his book The Spirit of the Liturgy, presented yesteday, May 23, in Moscow "If God is not the most important, then the whole scale of values ​​is changed. [...]

By | 2018-06-11T17:33:31+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #29, 2018: Ireland’s freedom

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 13 So Boaz took Ruth [Ruth was the daughter-in-law of Naomi; Ruth was a Moabitess, not an Israelite, but still after her husband died, accompanied her Israelite mother-in-law, Naomi, back to Israel out of loyalty to her], and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the Lord gave [...]

By | 2018-06-05T19:43:02+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #28, 2018: Ireland’s soul

Monday, May 21, 2018 Vote Friday May 25 on Ireland's Constitution "The Eight Amendment (in 1983) inserted into the Fundamental Rights-Personal Rights section of the Constitution of Ireland an article that recognizes the equal right life of both the mother and the unborn child. "Its object was to prevent legislators from introducing abortion, as had happened [...]

By | 2018-06-11T17:38:06+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|
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