Day: February 2, 2015

Update: The Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe, wife Dorcus, and son Israel Junior found dead

Houston police have stated that the family members were found dead with signs of trauma in their Houston apartment. ABC 13 reported earlier, having received confirmation from the Diocese of Texas that the address is where Israel Ahimbisibwe, a local priest, lived with wife Dorcus and  youngest son, Israel Junior. After not seeing the family in church, parishioners …

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Georgia executes man diagnosed with intellectual disabilities

Warren Hill was executed by the state of Georgia on January 27, 2015, despite a diagnosis of intellectual disabilities and the protests of Episcopal Bishops, for the murder of a fellow inmate. Georgia is the only state which requires that evidence of intellectual disability be proved beyond a reasonable doubt; Hill’s diagnosis would likely have …

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Speaking to the Soul: Selective Amnesia

Is it really possible that Jewish people in the time of this gospel believed they had never been slaves to anyone? Perhaps worse than their selective amnesia about their history is their ignorance of their present circumstances. Occupied by Rome and enslaved to sin, these people don’t recognize their semblance of “freedom” as an illusion.