Martyrdom

Nigeria Christians hacked murdered jihadists

3,462 Nigerian Christians hacked to death by jihadists — don’t these black lives matter?

When one black man was killed in the US, the cry of "I can't breathe" reverberated round the world – or at least the Western world – and 'taking the knee' became a ritual to signify that black lives matter,…

On the Feast of Stephen

The funeral of St Stephen, by Filippo Lippi (1460). St Stephen – 'a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost' (Acts 6:5) – was chosen to be a…

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 -…