Church of Greece to State: Keep Priests on the Payroll

Source: MSN News | January 17, 2011 ATHENS, Greece - Greece's powerful Orthodox Church urged the government in the crisis-hit country on Monday to relax tough hiring restrictions so it can put more priests on the state payroll. The government last year paid the salaries of 10,800 priests and church staff — who are technically civil servants — out of 757,500 "permanent employees" in the … [Read more...]

Orthodox Churches Should Help the Poor

By Fr. Peter Michael Preble Last week, on the website Ethics Daily an article was posted in response to a reader’s question. The article dealt with charity and poverty and what should be and can be done. The author of the article helped me to clarify my own position on charity and what I think about the Churches role in aiding the poor and needy in our society. In the article the author … [Read more...]

Russian Orthodox Church Urges Political and Legal Treatment of Crimes Committed by Bolsheviks

Moscow, April 18, Interfax - Proposals on de-totalization recently made by the President's Council for Development of Civil Society and Human Rights have long come to a head, the Moscow Patriarchate believes. "It is quite evident that such proposals should have been made long before. It is necessary to give legal and political treatment of the crimes committed by the Bolsheviks' regime. Not … [Read more...]

A Hidden History of Evil: Why doesn’t anyone care about the unread Soviet archives?

Source: City Journal | Claire Berlinski In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Führer principle—led directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it … [Read more...]

Acton Institute: Atlas Shrugged – See the Movie, Skip the Book [VIDEO]

I received permission to reprint this blog post by Acton Institute blogger Bruce Edward Walker. Walker, correctly in my view, draws out the authoritarian impulse in Rand's philosophy of "Objectivism" that can be distilled down to this: The libertarianism (man's moral agency is self-referencing) that describes Rand's Objectivism stands against the classical liberalism (what we today would call … [Read more...]

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