They're at it again. From thestar.comPolice stand by as church torched, desecratedALGIERS, ALGERIA – Islamists looted and burned a Protestant church in Algeria, the congregation's leader said Monday, suggesting they were inspired by a recent spate of religious intolerance in the Arab and Muslim world.The church – hosted in an apartment block in the city … Continue reading Christian Persecution Continues Unabated
So says Boris Johnson according to the London Evening StandardBoris Johnson threw down the gauntlet to shadow chancellor George Osborne today, urging him to rule out extending the supertax on bonuses.The Mayor is seeking reassurances that Gordon Brown's tax would not be imposed by a Tory government. The showdown comes after Mr Johnson claimed that … Continue reading Ditch supertax to stop 9,000 bankers leaving City
An apt video and hymn for today as we look out on the snow, beautiful to our eyes but deadly to the poor.In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,In the bleak midwinter, long ago.Our God, heaven cannot hold … Continue reading In the bleak midwinter
Image by theukhalls via FlickrYou can find a bit of politics here at Lansbury's Lido.If you fancy something technical then perhaps have a look at Plans to Prosper.Or if it's spiritual then why not head over to The Sign Of The Cross?Shameless self promotion I know but at least you can see a more full … Continue reading Don’t forget my other blogs!
Image by rogimmi via FlickrFor whatever reason Venezuela is devaluing their currency. Although this is a story in itself the interesting part for me is the threat from the Venezuelan government and Hugo Chavez to appropriate the assets of anyone using this devaluation to trouser some easy profits off the backs of the rank and … Continue reading A Warning to the Speculators
Image via WikipediaSometimes we hear words that touch us in way that our only response can be "Oh God!" But it's an exclamation of surprise that something so deep can be communicated so simply.One such of these is from Pope Benedict XVI."Even suffering is part of the truth of our life. Thus, trying to shield … Continue reading Suffering
There have been a number of news headlines that have caught my attention this Christmas in relation to the persecution of Christians.Image via WikipediaFirst off there is the massacre of Coptic Christians leaving Midnight Mass in the town of Nag Hamadi, 40 miles from the ancient ruins of Luxor. The Daily Telegraph gives the story:Thousands … Continue reading Persecution of Christians