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Daily Archives: June 1, 2019
Saturday food for Thought from Roger Scruton–What is the strange superstition that has arisen in the Western world?
The strange supersttion has arisen in the Westrn world that we can start all over again, remaking human nature, human society,+the possibilities of happiness; as tho the knowledge+experience of our ancestors were now entirely irrelevant
–Roger Scruton, Gentle Regrets, Chapter 6 pic.twitter.com/QjDH73w5y2
— Kendall Harmon (@KendallHarmon6) June 1, 2019
Dean Ryan Reed elected the Next Bishop of Fort Worth on the third Ballot at the Special Convention today
Bishop Iker with the Very Rev. Ryan Reed and his wife, Kathy. Dean Reed was elected Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese on the third ballot. pic.twitter.com/UxHgbwfBIk
— Diocese • Fort Worth (@e_quips) June 1, 2019
In March, just over a month before the Easter attacks, a gunman quietly entered [Mohammad Razak] Taslim’s house in the early hours of the morning. He was lying in bed, next to his wife, and his youngest son. The gunman shot him once in the head.
“At first I thought the phone charger had exploded, but I looked and it was fine,” Taslim’s wife told me. “Then I tried to wake him up, and I could smell gunpowder… I reached out to him and I realised he wasn’t conscious. I thought he was dead.”
Taslim was rushed to hospital. He survived the attack, but it’s not clear if he will ever fully recover.
Sri Lanka’s army commander, Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake, is now playing a leading role in the investigation into the Easter Bombings. He told me it had been confirmed that the “same network” was also responsible for the desecration of the Buddhist statues, the explosives hidden in the coconut grove, and the shooting of Taslim.
He admitted that the previous incidents should have made the authorities more alert to the dangers of a jihadist attack. Instead, warnings by the Indian security services in the days and hours leading up the bombings weren’t followed up, due to what the army commander referred to as problems with “intelligence sharing” between different departments.
This is the untold story of a local Muslim community leader who tried to stop Sri Lanka’s extremist network, months before they carried out the Easter Sunday attacks… But when he got too close to tracing them, he was shot and left paralysed: https://t.co/SCA32JABcj
— Secunder Kermani (@SecKermani) May 31, 2019
Almighty and everlasting God, who didst find thy martyr Justin wandering from teacher to teacher, seeking the true God, and didst reveal to him the sublime wisdom of thine eternal Word: Grant that all who seek thee, or a deeper knowledge of thee, may find and be found by thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Today is the feast day of St.Justin Martyr. ⛪️🙏 pic.twitter.com/uGpVWZ0on5
— Romeo Jarantilla,Jr (@Rjarantilla12) June 1, 2019
by whose grace Elizabeth rejoiced with Mary
and greeted her as the mother of the Lord:
look with favour on your lowly servants
that, with Mary, we may magnify your holy name
and rejoice to acclaim her Son our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
–From yesterday’s Daily Prayer
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard for his godly fear. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and being made perfect he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.
About this we have much to say which is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need some one to teach you again the first principles of God’s word. You need milk, not solid food; for every one who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their faculties trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.