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 #71: The Third Testimony

October 19, 2018, Friday "On the other hand, you can choose to speak." —Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, appealing in a new open letter, his "Third Testimony," released this morning in Italy, to his "brother bishops and priests who know that my statements are true and who can so testify, or who have access to documents [...]

By |2018-10-27T19:14:01+00:00Oct 19th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #70: Signs

October 15, 2018, Monday "You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and sky. Why don't you know how to interpret the present time?" —Jesus, Gospel of Luke 12:56 "O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" —Jesus, Gospel [...]

By |2018-10-27T19:12:17+00:00Oct 19th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #69: Report on Ukraine

October 11, 2018, Thursday, #2 BREAKING #2 -- Here is a background article on the Russia-Ukraine situation published by Bloomberg, the influential financial news network. And it is labeled "Opinion," so it is not "News." But this means it is important to know the background and outlook of the man writing the opinion. The piece is [...]

By |2018-10-13T18:39:39+00:00Oct 13th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #68: Bartholomew’s decision

October 11, 2018, Thursday BREAKING -- Autocephaly Granted to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church today announced the decision to grant autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine. The decision goes against the wishes of the Russian Orthodox Church. This could lead to [...]

By |2018-10-13T18:41:43+00:00Oct 13th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #67: Suffering

October 10, 2018, Wednesday “And what about man? Are you sure that the human world is a terminal point in the evolution of the cosmos? Is it not conceivable that there is still another dimension, a world beyond man’s world; a world in which the question of an ultimate meaning of human suffering would find an [...]

By |2018-10-13T18:37:01+00:00Oct 10th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #66, 2018: The sole response to evil

October 9, 2018, Tuesday “Only holiness is subversive with respect to this infernal order in which we are immersed.” —Italian Catholic scholar and writer Alessandro Gnocchi, in an interview with Italian Catholic author Aldo Maria Valli published today on Valli's blog in Italy. Valli was one of the journalists, along with Marco Tosatti, with whom Archbishop [...]

By |2018-10-13T18:21:16+00:00Oct 10th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #65: Silver Cord

October 7, 2018, Sunday, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, originally the Feast of Our Lady of Victory, instituted by Pope Paul V after the Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571 “Remember him [your Creator] before the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the [...]

By |2018-10-13T18:19:57+00:00Oct 9th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #64, 2018: October

October 1, 2018, Monday, Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) “But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” —St. Paul, 2 Corinthians 12:9   My [...]

By |2018-10-13T18:17:20+00:00Oct 2nd, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #63, 2018: Read it and weep

September 28, 2018, Friday Day #34 Today is the 34th 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.) Yesterday Vigano issued a new statement (link), dated September 29 (tomorrow), the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel. Some readers have [...]

By |2018-09-29T16:18:39+00:00Sep 28th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #62, 2018: Archbishop Vigano Speaks Again

September 27, 2018, Thursday Day #33 — Breaking "I know whom I have believed." —2 Timothy 1:12, the episcopal motto Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano chose for his coat-of-arms, and the title of a new document that Vigano has written which has just been made public, three hours ago Today is the 33th day since the publication [...]

By |2018-09-29T16:25:25+00:00Sep 28th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|
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