The Cross of Christ is Foolishness to the World: A Swedish Lutheran Bishop Wars Against the Christian Faith

by John G. Panagiotou This week Bishop Eva Brunne of the Lutheran Church of Sweden proposed that the Cross be removed from the Seamen’s Church in the Swedish city of Freeport to make it more “inviting” to non-Christian sailors. “Making a room available for people of other faiths does not mean that we are not defenders of our own faith," she said. "Priests are called to … [Read more...]

Jonathan Swift Revisited

By Mary Lowell J.S. at his best never divined a more progressive audience for his decivilizing design put forth in jest three centuries before the lucrative trade in tender morsels scored in a petri dish. To alleviate poverty and hunger he suggests we eat our own roasted or boiled with sundry condiments for the savory sustenance of reunion picnics, crème d’infant or rare pink … [Read more...]

Orthodox Bishops Assembly Releases New Study on Orthodox Generosity and Giving to the Church

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has released a new study today, "Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes." The 138-page report is accompanied by a brief summary that shares the highlights of the study. The study was prepared by the Assembly’s research coordinator, Alexei … [Read more...]

Wesley J. Smith: Will Progressives Require Doctors to Kill?

Source: First Things By Wesley J. Smith Secularist threats against religious liberty are spreading like a stain. Thus, I was attracted immediately to Bruce Abramson's Mosaic column, How Jews Can Help Christians Live as a Creative Minority. Abramson warns Christians that the space to practice their faith in the way they live is shrinking. Tell me something I don’t know, I thought. … [Read more...]

Patriarch Kirill and Russian Orthodoxy Deserve Respect Not Insults: An Open Letter to George Weigel*

by Fr. Alexander F. C. Webster, James George Jatras, and Fr. Victor Potapov I. Introduction As longtime friendly colleagues in the pursuit of a faithful Christian public moral witness in America, we are profoundly saddened and shocked at your unfounded, insulting accusations against the moral integrity of the senior leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church since the Ukrainian crisis erupted in … [Read more...]