Day: November 9, 2012

Kristallnact remembered

On November 9–10, 1938, the Nazis staged vicious pogroms—state sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots—against the Jewish community of Germany. These came to be known as Kristallnacht (now commonly translated as “Night of Broken Glass”).

A convicted bishop in the room

When the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops meet in Baltimore next week (Nov. 12-15), they will talk about how to cope with the re-election of a president against whom many bishops actively campaigned against, but will they notice the, ahem, elephant in the room?

It’s Official

The Right Rev. Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham, will be the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. Here is the official announcement, a statement by our own Presiding Bishop and the first official remarks by Bishop Welby.

Faithfulness and Adultery

We are called to be faithful lovers — to show steadfast love and attention to our God, and not to allow ourselves to be tempted by the lures of that which would distract our love. The description of the whore is pretty cinematic. It is an apt metaphor for the lure of wealth, fame, celebrity, power, extravagance and luxury. These are the things of spiritual adultery. These are great temptations in our own empire.