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How seriously does the Roman Curia need ‘cleansing’?

For those paying attention, it is reported in a few reliable places that the 300-page report prepared by three Cardinals to investigate the “Vatileaks” scandals has to do with the need (more…)

Returning to the future.

Generally speaking of course, the Orthodox of the ‘old country’ do not care for (more…)

Letters to a captive

Here follows a recent missive from the Executive Director to an old friend serving out the last months of a 20 year sentence. (more…)

The “‘Christmas novena’ of St. Andrew”

This ‘novena’ of prayers traditionally commences November 30, the feast (East & West) of St. Andrew the Apostle, and concludes on Christmas Eve. (more…)

But Lord, when did we see you in prison?

It is one of the most heart-rending of the repeated prayers of the Eastern Roman Liturgy. (more…)

Lord, teach us to pray. (Lk. xi.1) St. Gregory of Sinai does his part.

And it came to pass, that as he was in a certain place praying, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. Luke 11:1

Perhaps you have learned your prayers. But have you been taught to pray? (more…)