Sacrifice

Bruce dog on fire burned beaten

What kind of person sets a dog on fire?

Bruce is a dog; a bull-lurcher from Little Orton near Carlisle. He has been badly beaten with a stick with nails sticking out of it, his skull fractured, his jaw broken, and set on fire. He has had to have…

Peacemaking needs peacemakers

  Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." And that includes Muslim peacemakers, because Jesus didn't say 'Blessed only are the Christian…

We will remember them, won't we?

  We will remember them. We intone it ritually every year. We even make a chronological covenant: 'At the going down of the sun and in the morning..' There have…

The martyrdom of Thomas Becket

  On this day in 1170 Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered by the knights of King Henry II in Canterbury Cathedral. It was muddled politics and religion -…