Don’t Mess with a Texan

If you insult a Texan, especially in front of his friends, he is bound to remember it. … [Read more...]

Assassination attempt on Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople prevented

March 9, 2011 - 17:12 AMT 13:12 GMT PanARMENIAN.Net - The Turkish police have prevented another assassination attempt on Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, according to the Austrian catholic news agency. The Turkish police have arrested two suspects aged 17-18. The assassination attempt was planned in the Fanar district, where the residence of the Patriarch is … [Read more...]

Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse: Constantine and the Great Transformation

Acton Institute just published my review of Peter J. Leithart's Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom. It appears on their website and in the upcoming issue of Religion and Liberty. Source: Acton Institute | Rev. Johannes L. Jacobse Defending Constantine by Peter J. Leithart (IVP Academic, 2010) Reviewed by Johannes L. Jacobse The argument … [Read more...]

The USA and the New World Order: A Debate Between Alexandr Dugin and Olavo de Carvalho

AOI Observer reader Fabio Lins has a keen interest in political philosophy and culture. Occasionally he sends me links of debates happening elsewhere which always prove interesting and timely. Yesterday he notified me of an online debate between Russian nationalist Alexandr Dugin and conservative Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho. I asked Fabio to write an introduction included … [Read more...]

No more discussion on AOI of the OCA’s inner turmoil

Dear Readers, The discussion on the OCA turmoil flared up on the AOI Observer where I let it run for a few days and then declared a moratorium. A major reason I imposed the break was that emotions ran very high and facts were in short supply -- usually a recipe for even more unpleasantness. Another reason is that I really don't like to discuss jurisdictional problems of the Church unless … [Read more...]

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