The Moynihan Letters

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Letter #18, 2024, Monday, June 10: Old Italian priest

    Letter #18, 2024, Monday, June 10: An old Italian priest     An old Italian priest just gave a remarkable interview to an Italian Catholic journalist, Cinzia Notaro.     Why remarkable?     Because the priest's words are clear, sensible, and... Catholic.     May they be a comfort and inspiration for many.     The original text, in Italian, was published this morning [...]

Letter #16, 2024, Monday, June 3: Corpus Christi

    Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi yesterday in Rome. The celebration began with a Mass in the Basilica of St. John Lateran (on the opposite of the city from the Vatican and St. Peter's) followed by a Eucharistic procession down via Merulana to St. Mary Major.     Corpus Christi (Latin for "The body of [...]

Letter #15, 2024, Tuesday, May 28: Francis surprises

    At a closed-door meeting with the Italian bishops during their Plenary Assembly May 20 in Rome, Pope Francis advised against admitting homosexuals to the seminary, and reportedly used a slang term to refer to homosexual behavior which many in Italy and around the world found offensive in his answer... (Photo Credit: Vatican Media)     "There is [...]

Letter #14, 2024, Thursday, May 23: Carlo

www.carloacutis.com     Blessed Carlo Acutis (May 3, 1991-October 12, 2006) died of leukemia at the age of just 15. He was noted for his cheerfulness, computer skills, and deep devotion to the Eucharist, which became a core theme of his life. He was beatified by Pope Francis on October 10, 2020, two days before the 14th anniversary of his death. [...]

Letter #13, 2024, Friday, May 17: Apparitions

(Credit: Rudolf Gehrig/EWTN News)     Cardinal Victor Fernandez, head of the Vatican's Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, in the Vatican Press Room at noon today, May 17, in Rome. Fernandez presented new Vatican regulations for evaluating apparitions and other mystical phenomena which will take place on Sunday, May 19, the Feast of [...]

Letter #12, 2024, Thursday, May 16: Heimerl

    Austrian priest Joachim Heimerl, incardinated in the diocese of Vienna, Austria. He has begun to write regularly against the doctrinal deviations he sees in the Church today, warning against error and heresy. The key element is each case, he argues, is a departure from tradition...     "Let's remain Catholic and hold on to the traditional faith. [...]

Letter #11, 2024, Tuesday, May 14: Unexpected call

    I received a call the other day from my son, a fine young writer, an artist with words, who is living in Los Angeles, where he studied film-making at Loyola Marymount, and has just celebrated one year of marriage.     He is working a full-time job while trying to establish himself as a screen writer — [...]

Letter #10, 2024, Friday, May 10: Nikodim

    Today is the day after the Feast of the Ascension, celebrated yesterday, Thursday, May 9.     It is also the day after the day that Russia celebrates as the end of World War II — May 9, celebrated in Russia as "Victory Day."     (Note: Germany's armed forces surrendered unconditionally to the Allies on May 7, 1945. The [...]

Letter #9, 2024, Thursday, May 9: Ascension

Pope Francis contemplates the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica (VATICAN MEDIA Divisione Foto)    Here is Pope Francis today, on May 9, Ascension Thursday, sitting for a moment of contemplation in front of the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica as he promulgated the papal bull indicting the upcoming Jubilee Year of 2025, [...]

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