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

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+00:00Nov 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+00:00Sep 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+00:00Feb 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+00:00Dec 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+00:00Nov 27th, 2017|Categories: The Moynihan Letters, Uncategorized|

Letter #39, 2018: Charlie

June 30, 2017, Friday A Boy, His Parents, Doctors, and the Government Today, the case of a little boy who is soon to die. His name is Charlie. (Here is a photo of Charlie) He was born looking quite normal, about 10 months ago, in England, but he suffered from a rare, and lethal, cellular condition [...]

By |2018-06-14T21:01:35+00:00Jun 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hope pushes us onward

Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Christian Hope at Wednesday’s General Audience, taking as his starting point a reading from St Paul’s Letter to the Romans: Rom 15, 13-14: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy [...]

Letter #23: Nicholas in Russia

May 22, 2017, Monday “Almost all houses [in Russia] in the past and Orthodox people today have three icons at their homes: an icon of the Savior, of the Holy Virgin and of St. Nicholas." —Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Sunday, May 21 (yesterday) in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, commenting on the [...]

By |2018-02-23T13:12:16+00:00May 29th, 2017|Categories: The Moynihan Letters, Uncategorized|
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