The Moynihan Letters

Sometimes you need to hear about it before the magazine comes to your door. An email sent directly to your inbox with coverage of world affairs by Dr. Robert Moynihan.

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Letter #86, 2022, Friday, July 15: Peterson

    Dr. Jordan Peterson, 60, has been described by columnist David Brooks as "the most influential public intellectual in the Western world" (link). Some of Peterson's Youtube videos have attracted more than 40 million viewers...     Letter #86, 2022, Friday, July 15: Peterson's "Message to the Christian Churches"     Jordan Peterson, 60, a clinical psychologist and former professor at [...]

Letter #85, 2022, Friday, July 8: Viganò

    Above, Italian Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi, 74, head of the diocese of Trieste in Italy since 2009. Crepaldi published an article on June 30 entitled "Cancel Culture: The Eternal Gnostic Dream of Starting Over from Zero." (link; so far the essay is only available in Italian).     Crepaldi's essay is a far-ranging critique of that "progressive" thought [...]

Letter #84, 2022, Thurs, July 7: Pullella

    Above, the four seers of Garabandal. They received visions of the Virgin Mary in the early 1960s in Garabandal, Spain. In one of the visions, the Blessed Mother spoke of events that would occur "after the Pope visits Russia." Below, an interview in which Pope Francis reveals that he is currrently attempting to organize a [...]

Letter #83, 2022, Thurs, July 7: Gethsemane

    Cardinal Giuseppe Siri (1906-1089). He wrote a book called Gethsemane which is a profound treatment of the essentials of the Christian faith     "With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” —Jesus, speaking to his disciples on the night of the Last Supper, the night he went to the Garden of [...]

Letter #82, 2022, Wed, July 6: Vatican I

    At various times in the history of Christianity, specific theological themes have risen to prominence, only to recede as times and circumstances change, perhaps to return again years, sometimes centuries, later.     In 2022, the theme of the role of the Pope in the life and teaching office of the Catholic Church is attracting new scrutiny, [...]

Letter #81, 2022, Fri, July 1: Viganò and Bannon

    "The world can and must return to God: this is a necessity dictated by the divine order that the Creator has imprinted on creation. It must return to God, because only where Christ reigns can there by true justice and true peace." —Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, in a June 21 interview conducted by American political [...]

Letter #80, 2022, Thursday, June 30: Sachs

    Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, 67, an advisor to the Russian government after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and an advisor to the Vatican in recent years, has just published a piece in Tikkun magazine which he calls the present war in Ukraine "the culmination of a 30-year project of the American neoconservative movement." Full text [...]

Letter #79, 2022, Thursday, June 30: Again, World War 3

    Letter #79, 2022, Thursday, June 30: Again, World War III...     Today marks the end of the first half of 2022.     I begin with a couple of "news notes," then return to sending out articles and essays I find of interest, as I announced in the last two emails ago, in helping to create a kind [...]

Letter #78, 2022, Tuesday, June 28: World War 3

St. Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 140 to 202 A.D.) depicted in stained glass in St. Irenaeus Church in Lyons, France (link). He has been declared the Patron Saint of Church unity     Letter #78, 2022, Tuesday, June 28: World War III     Today is the feast day of St. Irenaeus of Lyons.     Five months ago, [...]

Letter #77, 2022, Tuesday, June 28: “Centrist elites”

    British scholar Anatol Lieven, 61, in a photo from 10 years ago at the Chatham House event "A New Era in Maritime Security?: Risks, rules and responsibilities," held in October 22-23, 2012, in London. Anatol Lieven is a British author, journalist, and policy analyst best known for his expertise on the Taliban of Afghanistan. He is currently [...]

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