Written on Feb, 06, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

At Acton’s PowerBlog I have a review of  The Idols of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity (Encounter Books, 2018), by Daniel J. Mahoney.

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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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Wherein I defend the idea, the fathers are insufficient.

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Written on Feb, 04, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Did an interview recently with Brooke Taylor of Good Things Radio a Catholic podcast about “the good that life has to offer while going through the joys and challenges of parenthood, married life, cooking, pop culture, friendship.” Take a listen as Brooke and I talk about asceticism! In Christ, +Fr Gregory

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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 Jan, 30, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Moscow’s argument is that each Church is independent and there is no Church is subordinated to any other Church or indeed the other Churches. To say this is to say that the gifts of the Church of Russia are not gifts also for the Church of Greece or Serbia or America or Constantinople.

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Written on Jan, 29, 2019 by in | 1 Comment.

Reconciliation between Churches, as between individuals, first of all, requires a willingness to be reconciled. This, in turn, requires a willingness to acknowledge my own faults even and this even if I believe that I am (mostly) in the right.

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Written on Jan, 15, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

St Matthew’s account of our Savior’s birth is drenched in violence.

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The Acton Insitute’s Fr Robert Sirico has a beautiful reflection on Christmas. It is offered here in its entirety and without comment beyond my recommendation that you read it. In Christ, +Fr Gregory   (Acton Institute) Although the word nostalgia can be used to express a bittersweet longing for some pleasant remembrance of one’s past, it is safe to say that …

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Written on Dec, 11, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

What does matter is that you commit to not lying, to not doing what you know to be morally wrong.

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