Touchstone. Courage and Conversion: An Interview with Hadley Arkes

I read this article yesterday in Touchstone Magazine and was glad to find that it is featured this month on their website (I was going to recommend it today). Particularly encouraging is Arkes' conviction, which I also share, that we can find a way out of our present cultural morass. I'm not a fatalist despite the constant drumbeat that we are doomed (much coming from Orthodox quarters too as it … [Read more...]

WAPO: Metropolitan Jonah goes to Washington

Source: Washington Post | Julia Duin | Sunday, March 20, 11:13 AM They appeared at the edge of the crowd on the Mall, a group of men seemingly out of a distant century. Their heads were crowned with klobuks, the distinctive headgear of Orthodox clergy. Sporting black cassocks and untrimmed gray beards, with golden icons dangling from their necks on long chains, these visitors stood out among … [Read more...]

Rod Dreher: What’s So Appealing About Orthodoxy?

Source: Washington Post I came to Orthodoxy in 2006, a broken man. I had been a devoutly observant and convinced Roman Catholic for years, but had my faith shattered in large part by what I had learned as a reporter covering the sex abuse scandal. It had been my assumption that my theological convictions would protect the core of my faith through any trial, but the knowledge I struggled with … [Read more...]

Chris Banescu: America Slouching Towards Fiscal Armageddon

Chris Banescu, a frequent contributor to the Observer and noted blogmeister in the Orthodox world (who irritates the liberals to no end), has a new article published on American Thinker today. Good work Chris! Source: American Thinker and ChrisBanescu.com America is in grave danger. Our government's out-of-control spending and our politicians' refusal to implement meaningful budget … [Read more...]

Greek Star: Bishop Demetrios Attends Signing of Death Penalty Abolition Bill

Source: Greek Star On March 9, Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation to end the death penalty in Illinois. In attendance was Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, and spiritual advisor to the last prisoner executed in the state. Bishop Demetrios praised the decision of the Governor to sign the bill and commute the remaining sentences of 15 … [Read more...]

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