Day: February 6, 2015

Humanity in the dock

Giles Frasier reflects on the death Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muadh al-Kasasbeh at the hands of the Islamic State and recalls how saints like Thomas More once sent men to die at the stake. The Guardian: I wandered down to Smithfield market to get some air. I sat in a posh cafe and tried to picture what the place …

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Oscar Romero, martyr

Canon C. K. Robertson says that Vatican recognition of Oscar Romero a holy martyr is significant for Episcopalians as well as Roman Catholics. Huffington Post: It has been nearly 20 years since Pope John Paul II declared Romero a “Servant of God,” only to then have the process stall. News reports are full of stories about …

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Speaking to the Soul: You Belong to Me

God wants all to believe that we belong in his house. And God leaves the door wide open for more: “Thus says the Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, I will gather others to them besides those already gathered.” So, who’s next?