George Weigel’s Leaps of Faith, Propaganda de Fide and the Overly Broad Brush (2012)

This essay critiques Roman Catholic writer George Weigel for his tendency to interpret any American conflict with Russia through a neo-con, cold war lens and characterize it as a religious conflict between the Roman Catholic West and Orthodox East. It is published for the first time here.

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

Examining George Weigel’s unfounded, insulting accusations against the moral integrity of the senior leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church since the Ukrainian crisis erupted in February 2014.

Mesmerizing talent

This video shows the winner of 2009’s ” Ukraine ’s Got Talent”, Kseniya Simonova, 24, drawing a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary people were affected by the German invasion during World War II. Her talent, which admittedly is a strange one, is mesmeric to watch. The images, projected onto […]

Odds & Ends

— A new book claims that the “Greek mafia” controlled not only the drug trade in Tarpon Springs but the local Greek Orthodox Church, too. Some say the book is “a bunch of garbage.” — Church of Greece bishops are anxious about the new Socialist government’s plan to tax church property. Don’t forget about property […]

Russia Today: Patriarch Kirill’s Trip to Ukraine

Recent Comments The Amsterdam Symposium: An Abuse of Authority? [23] Vera Mumbauer Misha, Unfortunately, following recent behavior of Nun Vassa, who represents ROCOR, we…Jun 17, 7:42 AM Dishonest Dialogue [4] KJae H I see that “feminizing” the Church is not really what’s going on….Jun 12, 10:25 AM Dave E. Sanders Years ago, when I was […]