The Moynihan Letters

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Letter #31, Friday, October 23, 2020: The Plan

"And it is exactly this, in my opinion, that Bergoglio’s 'magic circle' [Note: the words 'magic circle' are used in Rome to describe the small group of the Pope's closest advisors; among others, this group includes several influential "progressive" Jesuits] wants to achieve: to reach the paradoxical situation in which the one who is recognized as [...]

Letter #30, Wednesday, October 21, 2020: Redemption

    "Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God. You can't kick someone out of a family, nor make their life miserable for this. What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered." —Pope Francis, speaking in a just-released (2020) documentary film, shown in [...]

Letter #29, Wed., October 14, 2020: Presidential

Watching Amy     Watching this morning the astonishing grace, strength, integrity, and intelligence of Amy Coney Barrett (link) answering questions posed by US Senators on the third day of hearings before a vote later this month on whether to approve her appointment for life to the U.S. Supreme Court, the thought came to me: "If Amy [...]

Letter #28, Friday, October 9, 2020: A Hidden History (Part 2)

From Pius XII to Vatican II: The Hidden History of a Key Church Epoch (Part 2)     In this interview, Inside the Vatican talks with Fr. Charles Theodore Murr, author of The Godmother: Mother Pascalina: A Feminine Tour de Force (2017). Fr. Murr is a former secretary to Edouard Cardinal Gagnon and worked at the Vatican [...]

Letter #27, Wednesday, October 7, 2020: A Soul’s Journey

This article contains the very moving story of one man’s sin, repentance and redemption. That man was Dr. Bernard Nathanson (1926-2011). He was arguably one of the most influential practitioners and proponents of abortion in the late 1960s into the 1970s. Then one day he saw a human baby in the womb moving in an [...]

Letter #26, Tuesday, October 6, 2020: A Hidden History

From Pius XII to Vatican II: The Hidden History of a Key Church Epoch In this interview, Inside the Vatican talks with Fr. Charles Theodore Murr, author of The Godmother: Mother Pascalina: A Feminine Tour de Force (2017). Fr. Murr is a former secretary to Edouard Cardinal Gagnon and worked at the Vatican in the [...]

Letter #25, Monday, September 21, 2020: The debate continues

 The Debate over Vatican II Continues     The recent intense debate over the Second Vatican Council, launched in early June by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (link), engaged in since by a number of Catholic scholars, is still continuing after more than three months.     Today's letter includes:     (1) a June 29 response to Viganò by Dr. Peter [...]

Letter #24, Wed., September 16, 2020: The election

   Above, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 79, former papal nuncio in the United States (2011-2016), who has just granted a new, wide-ranging interview on the moral issues raised by the upcoming US presidential election    Preparing for the November 3 Election     As the November 3 presidential election in the United States draws near, following months of lockdowns [...]

Letter #23, Monday, September 14, 2020: No passport

Correction: In my Letter #21 of August 10, entitled "Again, the Council," I identified the well-known American Franciscan Capuchin theologian Father Thomas Weinandy, OFM Cap., in the opening caption as a "Dominican." Dozens of readers quickly sent in a correction: Weinandy is not a Dominican, but a Franciscan Capuchin. I apologize to Father Weinandy and [...]

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