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 #60, 2018: Vatican signs accord with China

September 22, 2018, Saturday Day #29 Today is the 29th day since the publication of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano's "Testimony." (The full text is here; it was made public on the evening of August 25.) The Vatican this morning published the following statement: Communiqué concerning the signing of a Provisional Agreement between the Holy See and [...]

By |2018-09-22T18:10:23+00:00Sep 22nd, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #59, 2018: Fall appeal

September 21, 2018, Friday, Feast of St. Matthew “The Church is a real spiritual organism that prolongs in space and time the sacrifice of the Son of God.”—Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, speaking about the centrality of Christ and His Church in the whole of space and time, in a homily almost nine years ago in Brescia, [...]

By |2018-09-22T18:01:16+00:00Sep 22nd, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #58, 2018: Benedict writes letters

September 20, 2018, Thursday “The figure of ‘Pope Emeritus’ does not exist in the entire history of the Church.”—Cardinal Walter Brandmueller, 89, in an interview almost one year ago, in October 2017, in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, commenting on the 2013 decision of Pope Benedict to resign the papacy and yet to continue to be called [...]

By |2018-09-22T17:53:36+00:00Sep 22nd, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #57, 2018: Sabbath of Sabbaths

September 19, 2018, Wednesday "A Shabbat creates a special space to feel His presence in a superlative way. At Yom Kippur [the Sabbath of Sabbaths], it is God who goes in search of the Jew, but, as in all affective relationships, he who is being sought must allow himself to be found."—Rabbi Adam Skorka, the Argentine [...]

By |2018-09-22T18:21:43+00:00Sep 22nd, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #56, 2018: The Supreme Law

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all... If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, [...]

By |2018-09-22T18:40:10+00:00Sep 22nd, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #55, 2018: Newness

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 “The Lord told us that the Church would always be suffering, in different ways, until the end of the world. […] As for the news that we can discover today (in this Third Secret of the Fatima message), there is also the fact that not only are the Pope and the Church [...]

By |2018-09-22T18:48:12+00:00Sep 21st, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #54, 2018: Secret police tracking Vigano

Sunday, September 9, 2018 Day #16 Today is the 16th day since the publication of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano's "Testimony." (The full text is here; it was made public on the evening of August 25.) And today comes almost incredible news -- and perhaps not credible, since it is not yet officially confirmed. So it might [...]

By |2018-09-22T19:02:42+00:00Sep 20th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #53, 2018: Meanwhile, in Kiev

Friday, September 7, 2018 Day #14 Today is the 14th day since the publication of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano's "Testimony." (The full text is here; it was made public on the evening of August 25.) The situation remains fraught with danger for the Church. One danger is a split in the Church. The likelihood of such [...]

By |2018-09-22T19:13:37+00:00Sep 20th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #52, 2018: “In escrow”

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 "Bishops and priests, abusing their authority, have committed horrendous crimes to the detriment of their faithful, minors, innocent victims, and young men eager to offer their lives to the Church, or by their silence have not prevented that such crimes continue to be perpetrated. To restore the beauty of holiness to the [...]

By |2018-09-22T19:23:20+00:00Sep 20th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #51, 2018 Abuse and abuse

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Letter from a reader Dr. Moynihan, Please continue to keep us updated. I appreciate your letters and read every single word. They're extremely informative and after all of the cover ups and open secrets, we need as much information as possible (...) As a Catholic mother of three young children, I’m irate [...]

By |2018-09-20T20:11:49+00:00Sep 20th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|
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