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.

Letter #27, 2018: Castrillon Hoyos

Friday, May 18, 2018 All of Chile's Bishops Resign, Pope Will Decide Whether to Accept or Not (Below, Pope Francis with all of Chile's bishops in Rome yesterday) The big "news" today is the decision of the entire episcopal hierarchy of Chile -- every one of the country's 34 bishops -- to offer letters of resignation [...]

By | 2018-06-11T17:40:45+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #26, 2018: Derivatives

  Thursday, May 17, 2018 "Profit should be pursued but not 'at any cost,' nor as a totalizing objective for economic action." —Passage from a new Vatican document issued today on the immorality of certain economic practices. Notably, the document warns against the use of "derivatives," terming them "speculative" bets which can damage the underlying "real" [...]

By | 2018-06-05T18:43:45+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #25, 2018: Alfie goes home

Saturday, April 28, 2018 "And though the last lights off the black West went Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs — Because the Holy Ghost over the bent World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings." —Lines by British poet Father Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., from his poem God's Grandeur An end [...]

By | 2018-06-11T17:45:53+00:00 Apr 28th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #23, 2018: A time for silence

Thursday, April 26, 2018 "And after this, our exile..." "We would now ask you to return back to your everyday lives and allow myself, Kate and Alder Hey to form a relationship, build a bridge and walk across it." —Alfie's father, Tom Evans, in a statement in Liverpool this evening in which he asked for an [...]

By | 2018-06-11T17:49:30+00:00 Apr 26th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #21, 2018: Poem

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Lines Written in Hope, and Admiration, from Rome, and in Denunciation of the British Legal System, While Alfie Still Lives To Alfie, Son of Albion April 25, 2018, Rome Go on, young Alfie, son of Albion, Fearless fighter in a soulless age, With every shallow breath, while judges rage, To the very [...]

By | 2018-06-05T20:34:51+00:00 Apr 25th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #22 No flights to Rome

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 "Thank you so much for keeping us informed… our hearts are so heavy with the murderous injustice of this government…. Nita in Alaska…." —Email from a reader "Thank you for standing up for Alfie and his parents' rights." —Email from a reader "Thank you for your posts. I am in tears with [...]

By | 2018-06-05T20:29:34+00:00 Apr 25th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #18, 2018: Alfie breathes

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 "Alfie has been sustaining his own life since 9:17..." —Tom Evans, 21, father of 23-month-old Alfie Evans, yesterday evening in Liverpool, England, after British doctors removed Alfie from his breathing tube at 9:17 p.m. — 12 hours ago as of this writing... The removal was decided after British authorities were informed by [...]

By | 2018-06-07T00:13:23+00:00 Apr 24th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #20, 2018: Alfie goes home

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, #3 Alfie's Final Chapter? Breaking, 12 midnight, London time: In a chillingly unemotional, detached ruling this evening by Great Britain's High Court, the hopes of Alfie Evans' parents to have Alfie flown to Italy to try a potentially different regime of medical care were dashed. Great Britain's highest legal authorities four hours [...]

By | 2018-06-06T23:35:36+00:00 Apr 24th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|

Letter #19, 10 Reflections on the Alfie case….

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, #2 Breaking, 6:45 p.m., London time: Alfie is still breathing, and a helicopter is now waiting outside the Liverpool hospital where he is staying. The helicopter is ready to carry him to a British military airport, where a plane will carry him to Rome. But the British legal authorities have not yet [...]

By | 2018-06-11T17:59:05+00:00 Apr 24th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|
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