Patriarch calls to prevent ‘any attempt’ to legalize same-sex marriage

The following comes from a Jan. 28 story on RT.com. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has asked for a state-level ban on legal moves to allow same-sex marriage, noting that this position was based on the very nature of Christianity. Speaking before upper house members, Patriarch Kirill said that the move would protect the family as a public institution. “In a … [Read more...]

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Think twice about Russia as a model

The following comes from a Sept. 13 story from LifeNews.com. “….The scale of social and cultural rot in contemporary Russian society is truly staggering,” [Ilan] Berman, vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council and editor of the Journal of International Security Affairs, told The Daily Caller in an email interview about his new book, “Implosion: The End of … [Read more...]

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San Francisco versus Russia

The following comes from a Sept. 9 posting on A Shepherd's Voice. On August 12, 2013, California’s state senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) introduced Senate Resolution 18, which urged CalPERS and CalSTRS not to invest future resources from their pension plans in Russia. On August 26, the resolution passed the Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee. From the … [Read more...]

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Titanic’s Catholic priests

Recalled on 100th anniversary The following comes from an April 17 story on Catholic News Agency. Three Catholic priests, including one hailed by Pope Saint Pius X as a martyr for the faith, were among the victims of the Titanic disaster remembered during its 100th anniversary on April 14-15. All three of the European-born priests – Father Juozas Montvila of Lithuania, … [Read more...]

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