Unbeknownst to most Orthodox, Met. Jonah was the voice of Orthodoxy in the other Christian communions. His words reached into Baptist meetings, Episcopal assemblies, even the Vatican. He traveled these halls effortlessly because he held to the simple teaching of the Gospel but in the fullness of the Orthodox moral tradition. That enabled him to be heard by our non-Orthodox brethren and strengthen … [Read more...]
Catholic Online: Metropolitan Jonah of the Orthodox Church in America Suddenly Resigns His Office: Why?
That's the title of my latest essay on Catholic Online. (Click here for the nice lead in they gave me, and here for the article). Full text below. By Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse NAPLES, FL. (Catholic Online) - In a recent Catholic Online article (Social Justice: Take Back the Term from the Thieves and Build a New Catholic Action) Deacon Keith Fournier writes about a question he … [Read more...]
This is my essay that appeared on Catholic Online today. Don't Let Muslims Define 9-11 NAPLES (Catholic Online) - Muslims have it over secularists, but not Christians - at least the clear thinking ones anyway. The Muslim proposal to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero is not only an affront to all people who died there, but another chapter in a cultural jihad that seeks to … [Read more...]
The Catholic take on +Bartholomew's Sunday of Orthodoxy encyclical. Caveat: I am a columnist for Catholic Online. ISTANBUL, Turkey, (CNA Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople´s newest encyclical encourages dialogue between the Orthodox Church and other Christian churches and laments those who are "unacceptably fanatical" in challenging such dialogue. He specifically condemned the false … [Read more...]