Planned Inhumanities: From Roe to Obergefell

Source: The Public Discourse By Robert Oscar Lopez Consider the intellectual consequences of the foundational belief that humanity can be “planned.” Such a belief means that humans can be edited and arranged; it makes children into objects rather than subjects. I am, perhaps, an outlier on the current Planned Parenthood scandal. I am not shocked that high-ranking officials in … [Read more...]

The Meaning of Grace for the Christian

By John G. Panagiotou Do Something With Your Life As Christians, we are called to go into the world a little more sensitive, a little more different than when we arrive on this planet at conception. We are called to eternal life in the Kingdom of God with Jesus Christ and to lead others to that same destination. If that hasn’t been accomplished then the main objective of our lives has … [Read more...]

A Black Day: Supreme Folly from the Supremes [AUDIO]

Source: Ancient Faith Radio June 30, 2015 Length: 40:43 Learn more about Patristic Nectar Publications. By Fr. Josiah Trenham http://audio.ancientfaith.com/thearena/20150630_Sunday.mp3 A Day of Sorrow In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. You are wondering, I’m sure, why your priest is celebrating the liturgy in his black … [Read more...]

Je Suis Cecil

By Mary Lowell I am Cecil from whom you turn aside when my insides are taken out, not as yours when you came forth on your own clock timed to stars for your appearance - once upon a time you have no memory of - carefully kept exact as you were inside a careful world carefully prepared for your summons to this one, roaring with outrage at sudden light and unfamiliar touch of the … [Read more...]

Transfigure or Die Trying

Orthodoxy in the American Public Square by Fr. Alexander F. C. Webster The prevailing political and cultural elites in America are succeeding, steadily and surely, in plunging our society into a post-Christian vortex that bears a striking resemblance in many ways to the formative centuries of the ancient Church. Faithful early Christians had to endure an inhospitable culture and a decadent … [Read more...]

Mattingly: Memory Eternal, for a Quiet Giant in American Orthodoxy

Source: uexpress By Terry Mattingly FRANKLIN, Tenn. — It was a typical evangelistic crusade in rural Alabama and, as he ended his sermon, the Rev. Gordon Walker called sinners down to the altar to be born again. Most Southern towns have a few notorious folks who frequent the back pews during revival meetings, trying to get right with God. On this night, one such scalawag came … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood and the Institutionalization of Evil

By Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse Selling the organs of aborted babies is big business and Planned Parenthood can deliver most organs intact chirped Dr. Deborah Nucatola between mouthfuls of food a few days ago. Nucatola, a high placed executive at Planned Parenthood, unwittingly exposed the grisly work of her organization in an undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life … [Read more...]

The Protohomosexual: Why Are So Many Straight People Pro-Gay?

Source: Crisis Magazine By Tyler Blanski Why are so many straight people pro gay? Because the normalization of homosexuality is the premier achievement of heterosexual ideology. “Gay” and “straight” are not taxonomies but ideologies. They are not orientations but disorientations: whether bi-, homo-, or hetero-, hyphenated sexuality makes us lose our sense of direction … [Read more...]

If Love Has Won, Has Marriage Lost? An Orthodox Response to Obergefell v. Hodges 1

By Dr. Vigen Guroian In recent decades, a vehement campaign has been waged in the United States to redefine lawful marriage so that marriage includes couples of the same sex. The argument has been cast principally as a civil liberties issue, and on June 26, 2015, this argument won the day. By a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court declared that marriage is a constitutional … [Read more...]

Archpriest Victor Potapov: An Earthquake of Sorts is Taking Place in America

Source: Pravmir.com By Maria Stroganova Father Victor, please tell us how the Orthodox of America reacted to the decision of the US Supreme Court recognizing the legitimacy of same-sex marriage throughout the country? To tell you the truth, we feel like we are in mourning. Of course, no one was surprised that it happened. We all understood that the majority of the Supreme Court would vote … [Read more...]

15 Reasons ‘Marriage Equality’ Is About Neither Marriage Nor Equality

Don't fall for the 'marriage equality' sales pitch. It's a deception. Source: The Federalist By Stella Morabito Same-sex marriage is a notion that contains within itself the seeds of its own destruction. I doubt many have thought this through, with the ironic exception of the elites who have been pushing the agenda the hardest. Most people are weary of it all and going along to get … [Read more...]

Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse: Liberty

I love my country and over twenty years ago I wrote an essay expressing my gratitude to her. It was one of the first pieces I every published and describes immigrating to America when I was a young boy. May God this great country from those who would do harm both within and without. "Wake up," my father whispered. "We're almost there." It was a cold March morning. I was six years … [Read more...]

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