Honestly, we don’t know what to do with these posts. These are the platypuses of our reporting.

Letter #3, 2019: Ecclesia Dei

Monday, January 21, 2019 “With a new Apostolic Letter issued 'motu proprio,' Pope Francis has suppressed the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, which was established 30 years ago by Pope St. John Paul II.” —Christopher Wells, Vatican News, January 19, referring a a papal decree of January 17 suppressing the Ecclesia Dei commission (link) "The will of [...]

By |2019-01-30T02:48:08-04:00Jan 21st, 2019|Categories: The Moynihan Letters, Uncategorized|

Letter #1, 2019: Vigano and McCarrick

Wednesday, January 16, 2019   “Tout comprendre c’est tout pardonner” (a French saying meaning, loosely translated, “If one knew everything, one would forgive everything”). —A saying attributed to Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein (1766-1817), commonly known as Madame de Staël, a French-speaking Swiss author who lived in Paris in the age of the French Revolution and [...]

By |2019-01-17T22:39:39-04:00Jan 16th, 2019|Categories: The Moynihan Letters, Uncategorized|

November 13, 2018 Tuesday

Dear Brothers Bishops in the US, I am writing to remind you of the sacred mandate you were given on the day of your episcopal ordination: to lead the flock to Christ. Meditate on Proverbs 9:10: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom! Do not behave like frightened sheep, but as courageous shepherds. [...]

By |2018-11-13T17:15:56-04:00Nov 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Letter #61, 2018: A sign of God?

September 26, 2018, Wednesday Day #32 Today is the 32th 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.) And yesterday Pope Francis, in his airplane press conference on the flight back to Rome from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, broke [...]

By |2018-09-29T16:34:25-04:00Sep 28th, 2018|Categories: The Moynihan Letters, Uncategorized|

Exploiting women is a sin against God

In his homily at Mass in the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis reflects on the exploitation of women today who are treated like objects, recalling that without women men cannot be the image and likeness of God. Taking his inspiration from the gospel reading from Matthew where Christ said that everyone who looks at a woman [...]

‘Memory and hope go hand in hand’

Pope Francis has encouraged Christians to think back to their encounters with Jesus, to nurture memories of those who were the first to transmit to them the faith, and to remember the law of love. Speaking during the homily on Thursday at morningMass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that in order to be able to [...]

UK minister: Dialogue and respect to combat religious intolerance

Lord Ahmad met with top Vatican officials and addressed a conference at the Pontifical Gregorian University ‘Why it matters to be intolerant of intolerance’ was the title of a conference held at Rome’s Gregorian University this week, highlighting the need for closer cooperation in the fight against violent extremism. cq5dam.thumbnail.cropped.750.422 (1)Key speakers at the event were [...]

By |2018-03-24T06:13:05-04:00Feb 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured Post Month, Uncategorized|

Letter #69, 2017: Christmas

December 24, 2017, Sunday On Christmas Eve, I would like to send to all my heartfelt best wishes for Christmas. After leaving Rome two days ago for Umbria and the hilltown of Assisi, I am spending Christmas here in the home of St. Francis. Today, the fourth Sunday of Advent which also is Christmas Eve, I [...]

By |2018-06-08T17:53:59-04:00Dec 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Letter #64, 2017: “The magic circle

November 27, 2017, Monday “The Pope confided to me: ‘Some have told me anonymously that you are my enemy,’ without explaining on which point... After 40 years at the service of the Church, I had to hear this: an absurdity prepared by gossipers who instead of instilling suspicion in the Pope would do better to visit [...]

By |2018-06-08T20:51:06-04:00Nov 27th, 2017|Categories: The Moynihan Letters, Uncategorized|
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