Day: May 5, 2011

N. T. Wright on OBL

Of course, ‘proper justice’ is hard to come by internationally. America regularly casts the UN (and the International Criminal Court) as the hapless sheriff, and so continues to play the world’s undercover policeman. The UK has gone along for the ride. What will we do when new superpowers arise and try the same trick on us?

Flying bishops who swam restocked

10 Downing Street and Lambeth Palace have announced the appointment of new “episcopal visitors.” The previous bishops of Ebbsfleet and Richborough resigned to join the Catholic Church. The positions exist due to members of the Church of England who do not accept the episcopal leadership of a woman.

ABC on OBL

… killing of an unarmed man is always going to leave a very uncomfortable feeling because it doesn’t look as if justice is seen to be done, in those circumstances. I think it is also true that the different versions of events that have emerged in recent days have not done a great deal to help here.

Mystery of the flesh

We are taught by the slight lack of faith shown by the blessed Thomas that the mystery of the resurrection is effected on our earthly bodies and in Christ as the firstfruits of the human race. He was no phantom or ghost, fashioned in human shape, simulating the features of humanity, nor yet, as others have foolishly surmised, a spiritual body that is compounded of a subtle and ethereal substance different from the flesh. For some attach this meaning to the expression “spiritual body.”