The Moynihan Letters

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Letter #166, 2023, Wed, Nov 29: Bankrupt…

    "We are in the presence of a style of government that does not trust, and does not rely on, filters and institutional mechanisms." —Prof. Massimo Faggioli, on the present style of the government of Pope Francis     "My thesis on this pontificate is that it represents a phase of very strong acceleration towards the globalization of [...]

Letter #165, 2023, Wed, Nov 29: October 7th

    "We are in the presence of a style of government that does not trust, and does not rely on, filters and institutional mechanisms." —Prof. Massimo Faggioli, on the present style of the government of Pope Francis     "My thesis on this pontificate is that it represents a phase of very strong acceleration towards the globalization of [...]

Letter #164, 2023: Giving Tuesday, November 28

    “The glory of God is man alive, but the life of man is the vision of God.” —St Irenaeus of Lyons, c. 180 A.D.     Letter #164, 2023: Giving Tuesday, November 28     Dear friend,     Greetings!     For more than 30 years I have been publishing Inside the Vatican magazine — the "Zero Issue" was in April 1993, [...]

Letter #163, 2023, Tue, Nov 28: Confirmed

    In better times — Pope Francis, 86 (left) with Cardinal Raymond Burke, 75 (right, link, link), some years ago. Burke has been critical of some of Francis' decisions and actions, and now Pope Francis is contemplating actions against Burke, including taking away his Vatican apartment and his cardinal's salary. Burke does not presently have any [...]

Letter #162, 2023: Giving Tuesday, November 28

    “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” —Jesus, Gospel of Mark 3:25     "To believe in Christ means to desire unity; to desire unity means to desire the Church; to desire the Church means to desire the communion of grace which corresponds to the Father's plan from all eternity. Such is [...]

Letter #161, 2023, Mon, Nov 27: Burke

Cardinal Raymond Burke, 75 (link, link)     Pope Francis is reportedly contemplating actions against Burke, like taking away his Vatican apartment, and his cardinal's salary, according to reports today in Rome (link and link)     "You would be wise to take another path"     "A te convien tenere altro viaggio,"     rispuose, poi che lagrimar mi vide,     "se vuoi [...]

Letter #157, 2023, Sun, Nov 19: Revelation

    "It was an era in which people were disappointed by charlatans and false prophets who claimed to be messengers of God." --Flavius Josephus (37 A.D-100 A.D.), about the first century after Jesus (see link). His most important works were The Jewish War (c. 75) and Antiquities of the Jews (c. 94). The Jewish War recounts the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation. Antiquities of [...]

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