H/T: here ‘Poorest president’ donates 90% of his salary How’s this as a man of the people: The president of Uruguay, José Mujica, has earned a nickname, “el presidente mas pobre” (translation: “poorest president”). The 77-year-old recently admitted to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo that he donates almost all of his presidential salary, making himContinue reading “Poorest President”
H/T: ABCNews (here) Russia’s War on Halloween MOSCOW – While many in the U.S. bemoan what they see as a war on Christmas, in Russia a very different holiday is under attack: Halloween. Here some don’t see it as the holiday of tricks and treats, but as a sinister celebration that endangers children. The latestContinue reading “War on Halloween”
Today is the feast day of St. Demetrios the Myrrh-bearer of Thessalonica according to the New Calendar. Last night I attended a beautiful Vespers service on the eve of the feast at a neighboring Greek Church dedicated to this holy martyr, who together with St. George the Great-Martyr, as the homily below (taken from theContinue reading ““Two Brave Lads of Christianity””
Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon’s Pastoral Ponderings The Bible does not explain why the name of Saul, the early persecutor of Christians, was changed to Paul, but also the Bible does not discourage speculation on the point. Undiscouraged, then, let us speculate. A modern view speculates that the man in question had two names all along;Continue reading “Once Saul, always Saul”
Quick note: The International Conference on St. Maximus the Confessor began yesterday in Belgrade. You can watch live streaming by logging onto the website of the Western American Diocese [here].