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 #28: The last battle

May 27, 2017, Saturday "The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family." —Sister Lucia of Fatima, in the 1980s, in a correspondence with the then-monsignor Carlo Caffara. Caffara, now a 78-year-old cardinal, reveals and discusses the correspondence below The Last Battle American journalist Diane Montagna published [...]

By | 2018-04-21T07:55:58+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #27: On "Burying Benedict"

May 27, 2017, Saturday Universal or Particular? The article below, by American Catholic writer Matthew Schmitz, originally published on May 22 (five days ago) in the important American journal of ideas First Things (link), is noteworthy. (The journal calls itself "America's most influential journal of religion and public life.") (Below, the cover of the April 2017 [...]

By | 2018-04-21T11:51:17+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #26: "I won’t forget"

May 24, 2017, Wednesday Trump and Francis meet at 8:30 a.m. this morning... ... and say goodbye at 9:00 a.m.... ("I won't forget what you said," Trump tells Pope Francis after their private meeting inside the Vatican this morning; AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool) And in between, they talked for 30 minutes with one translator present... (continued [...]

By | 2018-04-21T07:57:09+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #25: And now, the Donald…

May 23, 2017, Tuesday Donald Trump to meet Pope Francis in the morning... And so, in the end, US President Donald Trump and Pope Francis will meet in the morning in the Vatican, at 8:30 a.m., Rome time. (Below, US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, arriving in Rome today, May 23; both will meet [...]

By | 2018-04-21T07:58:04+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #24: Update on the Relics of St. Nicholas

May 23, 2017, Tuesday Link to a moving video on the handing over of the relic of St. Nicholas to the Russian Orthodox in Bari, Italy, on May 21, Sunday ========================= Followup on the Relics of St. Nicholas "Almost every day, requests come to us to share the relics of St. Nicholas, and what has happened [...]

By | 2018-04-21T07:59:03+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #23: Nicholas in Russia

May 22, 2017, Monday “Almost all houses [in Russia] in the past and Orthodox people today have three icons at their homes: an icon of the Savior, of the Holy Virgin and of St. Nicholas." —Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Sunday, May 21 (yesterday) in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, commenting on the [...]

By | 2018-02-23T13:12:16+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: The Moynihan Letters, Uncategorized|

Letter #22, 2017: After Fatima #3, Trump and Medjugorge: Francis Speaks

May 17, 2017, Wednesday "I never make a judgment of a person without listening to them.”—Pope Francis with regard to his upcoming May 24 meeting with US President Donald Trump. Francis spoke during an in-flight press conference as he flew back from Portugal to Rome on the evening of May 13, four days ago "I prefer [...]

Letter #21, 2017: Is Pleasure Supreme?

May 17, 2017, Wednesday Is Pope Francis planning to re-examine the Church's teaching on contraception? Rumors have been circulating in Rome for several days, since a May 11 blog post by veteran Italian Vaticanist Marco Tosatti, that Francis is seriously considering setting up a commission to study Humanae Vitae, the 1968 papal document of Pope Paul [...]

Letter #20, 2017: After Fatima, #2

May 15, 2017, Monday "What united Orthodox and Catholics in those years was far more important than that which divided them, for they were united by love of Christ.”— Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, "Foreign Minister" of the Russian Orthodox Church, in his address on May 11 to the "World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense [...]

Letter #19, 2017: After Fatima…

May 15, 2017, Monday "I saw that American leaders wanted to cooperate with Russia.”—The influential Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, the Oxford-educated "Foreign Minister" of the increasingly powerful Russian Orthodox Church, in an interview published today on the website of the Russian Orthodox Moscow Patriarchate. The interview follows Hilarion's four-day trip to Washington D.C. to participate [...]

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