Archives for August 2010

Pols Clueless on Ground Zero Mosque

Nat Henthoff is a "liberal" in the real sense of the term. He is strongly committed to the dignity of the individual, human rights, and constitutional freedom. He draws from the great tradition of Western democratic ideals; the recognition that human dignity and freedom are sacrosanct and the foundation of law and policy. Henthoff is a clear thinker, his principles are sound and coherent, and he … [Read more...]

George Patsourakos: Get St. Nicholas rebuilt!

"New York state and its Port Authority officials need to hang their heads in shame," says George Patsourakos, on his blog Theology and Society. Patsourakos, a regular commentator on the AOI blog writes: The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center -- attacks by extremist Muslims -- resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent Americans. Nevertheless, New York state and … [Read more...]

Archbishop Chaput calls for resistance to intolerance of Christianity

Here is a man who understands the problem. Spisske Podhradie, Slovakia, Aug 25, 2010 / 05:48 am (CNA).- Addressing the first session of the 15th symposium for the Canon Law Association of Slovakia on Tuesday, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver called for Catholics in America and Europe to oppose the rise of a “state-encouraged atheism” which reduces religion to “an individual lifestyle … [Read more...]

Jim Wallis and the Soros connection

For years I've been critical of Jim Wallis, the self-styled "prophetic voice" (his term) of Progressive politics in the American public square. "Prophetic voice" is a term that borrows from the Christian moral lexicon to lend moral authority and offer religious cover to secular Progressive ideology. Wallis operates in the mold of the National Council of Churches (NCC) and conflates Christian … [Read more...]

Patriarch Kyrill: The most repulsive thing in the Church is monastic careerism

Source: Russian Orthodox Patriarchate. Translated by: Prot. Alexander Lebedeff August 22, 2010, in celebration of the Synaxis of Solovetsky saints, the Holy Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill served Divine Liturgy at the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral of the Solovetsky stavropegial monastery. At the fraternal meal after the service Patriarch Kirill made a speech to the bishops and … [Read more...]

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