Category : Moral Theology

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

The recent conviction of a Jehovah’s Witness of “religious extremism” by a Russian court is an opportunity for the Orthodox Church of Russia to re-affirm its commitment to religious freedom.

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

Like their secular counterparts, Orthodox Christians can easily be swept away by a “zealotry … fueled by … their psychological wounds.” Safe behind a computer screen, they can (and do) give vent to their angry–rage really– and attack others.

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

Wherein I defend the idea, the fathers are insufficient.

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Written on Feb, 01, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Thursday, January 31, 2019 (AOB) The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America affirms the sanctity of life based on the firm conviction that life begins at the moment of conception. The Assembly remains steadfast in its conviction that any interference in the development of life is a serious issue, and therefore it regularly participates in …

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Written on Oct, 30, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

There is no clearer manifestation of respect for the human dignity of a person with whom one disagrees than to reason with him – and no clearer insult to that dignity than to try to shout him down, intimidate him, or otherwise treat him as something incapable or unworthy of rational engagement.  Such are the Orwellian times we live in …

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Written on Oct, 16, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

…the Church must continually call market actors (but especially innovators and entrepreneurs) to faithful uphold in all their economic activities the real moral goodness of their efforts as not only stewards of human wealth but icons of human creativity.

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Written on Oct, 13, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

While there’s more work to do, here’s some good economic news from the Brookings Institute: Something of enormous global significance is happening almost without notice. For the first time since agriculture-based civilization began 10,000 years ago, the majority of humankind is no longer poor or vulnerable to falling into poverty. By our calculations, as of this month, just over 50 …

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Written on Oct, 12, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

My article about the Hogar Rafael Ayu and Holy Trinity Orthodox Monastery in Guatemala was just published by the Acton Institute.

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We usually think about chastity in narrowly sexual terms, I often suggest to people that we think of it in a broader, more anthropological sense.

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… some interesting insights for Orthodox Christians interested in political theology and the Church’s witness in the Public Square.

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