Author : Fr Gregory Jensen

Together with my wife Mary, I entered the Orthodox Church on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (15 August) in 1991. On the feast of st Nicholas (6 December 1996) I was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence Metropolitan MAXIMOS at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA.

Written on Oct, 07, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Where I wonder, is the point when, just maybe, it might be advisable for the POTUS to stop trolling world leaders like a kid living in his parents’ basement? The only way we keep liberty from degenerating into license is though the cultivation of virtue. But without self-restraint, without a sense of the dignity of one’s office, there can be …

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I generally avoid partisan issues where the Church has definitively spoken. But as the pastor of a church on the Isthmus in Madison an area with a significant homeless population, I thought this editoral was a good warning for Mad City. San Francisco, …has been conducting a three-decade experiment in what happens when society stops enforcing bourgeois norms of behavior. …

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Written on Oct, 02, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

I’ve linked below to proposed Wisconsin Senate bill 382. If it were to become law, it would eliminate “from the reporting requirement the exception for information obtained through confidential communications.” While Current law provides that a member of the clergy is not required to report information relating to suspected or threatened sexual abuse of a child that he or she …

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Written on Sep, 28, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

I haven’t seen Arthur Brooks’ documentary on the free market (The Pursuit) but I have followed his work at AEI and am currently reading (and enjoying) his new book Love Your Enemies. I have some traveling to do in this next month. Hopefully, that will give me time to see Brooks’ documentary. The takeaway for me from the review at …

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Written on Sep, 18, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Acton Institute’ John Couretas has an article in the issue of Religion and Liberty about Turkey’s genocide of Christian Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians. Here’s an overview: In The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of its Christian Minorities 1894-1924 (Harvard University Press, 2019), historians Benny Morris and Dror Ze’evi have produced a new “documentary” history of the Armenian genocide that resulted from …

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Written on Sep, 18, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

…Christians and others of goodwill who care for the neighbor, especially those mired in poverty and suffering under tyrannical regimes, must challenge the Prince Harrys and Megan Markels and the Pete Buttigiegs and Sir Elton Johns of the world to rethink policies that protect their lifestyles at the expense of the poor.

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Written on Sep, 16, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Maybe it is just a poorly written letter. But as written it suggests Sanger sought to conceal her eugenic intention rather than clearly rejection it. 

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A university that fails to turn out students who are virtuous has failed not only the student and society but also itself. Without virtues of diligence and honest but also piety and gratitude and hope, scholarly life is impossible. 

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Written on Sep, 11, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Today, Jesus calls each of us to perfection. He calls each of us to take that which keeps us from Him and put it the service of God and of our neighbor.

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Written on Sep, 05, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

My brothers and sisters in Christ! Jesus calls us today to be brave! To speak on behalf of those without a voice and to act on those without the ability to resist wickedness.

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