Archives for October 2010

The Episcopal Assembly: Hopes and Realities

HT: St. Andrews Orthodox Forum By Fr. John Erickson Orthodox Christian Laity Annual Meeting Salt Lake City, Utah October 15-16, 2010 In June 2009 representatives of the fourteen universally recognized Orthodox churches gathered at the Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, near Geneva, Switzerland. This Fourth Preconciliar Commission meeting issued an official decision … [Read more...]

Catholics, Orthodox Share Secularization Concerns

The report below affirms much that is true, good, and necessary. What I cannot reconcile however, is that while the Ecumenical Patriarchate signed the decree, it also supports policies that explicitly, and in some cases, aggressively, undermine the same principles of human value they (according to this report) swore to uphold. I have in mind the uncritical acceptance of the environmentalist … [Read more...]

The open society and its enemy

Source: The Spectator George Soros has donated $1 million to a campaign to legalise cannabis in California. The Guardian reports (see here for a comment): The cash infusion, one week before Californians vote on a measure that would let anyone over 21 grow and possess up to an ounce of marijuana and allow local councils to tax sales of the drug, marks the first major investment by Soros … [Read more...]

Eastern Europe Versus the Open Society

Source: Chronicles of Culture Magazine Excerpts from a speech to the H.L. Mencken Club, Baltimore, October 23, 2010 Two weeks ago the first “gay pride parade” was staged in Belgrade. Serbia’s “pro-European” government had been promoting the event as yet another proof that Serbia is fit to join the European Union, that is has overcome the legacy of its dark, intolerant past. Thousands of … [Read more...]

Eastern Christian New Media Awards

Nominations are open best blogs or websites in all sorts of categories. Voting starts in a week. … [Read more...]

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