Archives for December 2008

Mattingly on Met. Jonah

In “Orthodox bishop on hot spot,” Terry Mattingly looks at the improbable rise of Metropolitan Jonah — in the span of about 10 days — from newly consecrated assistant bishop of Dallas to head of the Orthodox Church in America. Snip: If nationwide change is going to happen, said Jonah, it will have to grow […]

Hope for the Future!(?)

In Sweden, the Interfaith Climate Summit has issued forth with the The Uppsala Interfaith Climate Manifesto, a perfectly ordinary amalgam of religious sentiment and environmental alarmism typical of ecumenical groups. Which is to say that there’s precious little political, economic or scientific insight in the broadside from Uppsala. Of course, there’s no indication from the […]

Thoughts from a great historian

A quote from Catholic historian Christopher Dawson (1889-1970) in “Religion and the Modern State” (1936): Religion gradually retreated into man’s inner life, and left social and economic life to the State and to a civilization which grew steadily more secularized. A man’s debt to religion was paid by an hour or two in church on […]

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