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Bizarro World: Putin and the Patriarch Call Russia to Return to Moral Values Comments

We know that there are more and more people in the world who support our position on defending traditional values that have made up the spiritual and moral foundation of civilization in every nation for thousands of years: the values of traditional families, real human life, including religious life, not just material existence but also spirituality, the values of humanism and global diversity. (Vladimir Putin) Continue Reading

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  1. Mary Jean Nelson
    4 months ago

    i am skeptical of all this. While Putin and Patriarch Kirill are saying all the right things (deliberately in order to court Western Christians) and I would like to believe the truth of it, behind the scenes is a culture of corruption, lawlessness, hypocrisy and nationalistic ambition that is mind-boggling in its scope.

  2. Edward Q Guerrero
    7 months ago

    "Eventually, there's a real danger of rejecting Christ, rejecting the Orthodox faith. If it happens to us, we can speak about the end of our national history. If there's no faith - there' no Russia." - Patriarch Kirill

    Paraphrasing Patriarch Kirill's model quote: Eventually, there's a real danger of rejecting Christ, rejecting the Catholic faith. If it happens to us, we can speak about the end of our national history. If there's no faith - there's no America!

    In brief: Rejecting Christ enhances immorality......declining moral values accelerates civilization decay. Rejecting Christ is an error that is indefensible......attracting chaos that causes havoc to nations.

  3. Louis Barta
    7 months ago

    Russia must surrender itself into the Marian embrace of the Holy Catholic Church, the one true Church founded by Christ. Until it does, I won't believe anything its political or religious leaders say.

  4. steve ryan
    7 months ago

    This was all predicted at Medjugorje .. "Russia will come to glorify God the Most ... the west has made civilization progress but with out God and act as if they are their own creators.."
    1981.
    Only at Medjugorje and the Virgin mary was the future of russia predicted.
    it is all in the book The Madonna Files



  5. Mike
    7 months ago

    If only we had a president saying these things...

  6. Martha
    7 months ago

    Mary at work. Wow!! This really is Christmas news. Thank you Catholic Online.

  7. Clinton
    7 months ago

    Amazing! May God be with Russia as it seems to be a singular voice in the world for moral sanity affecting life and family issues! The Patriarch's comments are very heartening -- clear, confident, sound, and loving -- all hallmarks of the truth of God's revelation in Jesus Christ. I think his linking of faith in God to the continued existence of the nation is essential, too.

    A Happy Advent to all!

    Clinton

  8. Edward Q Guerrero
    7 months ago

    "Rooted in sins, man lives in passions and doesn't want to hear a sermon about Christ as acceptance of the Gospels commandments demands him to reconsider his behavior, to change himself, to make a spiritual effort to overcome imperfection."

    Great insight Patriarch Kirill!

    We should all use our infinite intelligence that is embedded in our brains, a gift from our Creator since our conception. A neutral intelligence that gives us the free will to choose either for the Right or Wrong behavior, of our being. This can be all be controlled by us, simply by pondering on the end manifestation, brought on by our actions by what we hear, see or thought (imagination). Always wait on an end CAUSE to pass: eternity or a very cold dead-end!

    Thanking You Deacon Keith Fourier, as always, for thought provoking articles as this one.

    Wishing You and Your Family a happy and save Advent Season. Merry Christmas!

  9. Tom McGuire
    7 months ago

    Thanks for sharing these insights from Russia. I always wonder about talk about how terrible this age is. The age of my father and my younger years was not great for moral direction. The terrible war in Europe, the Soviet Union, the Chinese Revolution, the Cultural Revolution in CHina, the Jim Crow Laws, the oppression of people in Latin America with support of the U.S. and the continuous wars involving the U.S.

    Can we say we are today worse than we were in the last generation? What moral values were guiding the violence of our recent past?

    My hope is in the victory of Christ over death. How do I give birth to Christ today in the little things I think, say and do? The most universal response that I can identify in human history is the view of human dignity that results from a personal encounter with Christ. As Francis, Bishop of Rome, writes: “Being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction”.

  10. Edju
    7 months ago

    Yes, let us pray to God that He raise up a wise, courageous, and devout Christian man like Vladimir Putin to lead our United States out of its present darkness.


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