Bishop of the Anglican Church of El Salvador victim of an assassination attempt

(ACNS) The Episcopal Church of El Salvador denounces before the general public and the international community the murder attempt that Bishop Barahona and two of his closest collaborators suffered.

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12 comments on “Bishop of the Anglican Church of El Salvador victim of an assassination attempt

  1. evan miller says:

    “Prophetic accompaniment of the national reality?”

  2. Rob Eaton+ says:

    No matter what reason, nor how spun, there is no excuse for anyone attempting to kill another person.
    Nor to successfully machete to death others.
    Lord, have mercy.

  3. evan miller says:

    “Machete to death others?”
    Not sure we’re reading the same article, Fr. Eaton.
    And I am quite familiar with the civil war in El Salvador. A close friend was an advisor to the Salvadorian Army.

  4. Rob Eaton+ says:

    Sorry if my comment seemed only in response to yours, or to negate what you were saying. On the contrary (and I in agreement with you), you pointed at the spin from the undisclosed source, which begins to unneccesarily detract from the misdeed itself. So I was piggy-backing on your comment — and then I was making my own subtle reference to how quickly this story of a shooting-and-no-one-got-killed got published in stark contrast to the atrocities in Nigeria recently. Along with the note made in another source that the House of Bishops announced the shooting, but no similar note was made for any other announcement that might have been made re: Nigeria (which it might have, you understand), it is a blatant indication of the amalgamation of political sensitivities and theological allegiances.
    Again, sorry for my short hand.

  5. Choir Stall says:

    The intended victim was a bishop.
    The hundreds of Nigerians were not.

  6. evan miller says:

    Fr. Eaton,
    Thanks for the clarification. I wasn’t taking offense, I was just honestly confused. I agree completely with the points you make in your #4.

  7. billqs says:

    “5. Choir Stall wrote: The intended victim was a bishop. The hundreds of Nigerians were not. ”

    They were, however, Christians, and many of them fellow Anglicans. I did not realize one had to be consecrated to be worthy of mention from the HOB.

  8. Rob Eaton+ says:

    Choir Stall,
    I hope to God you are not implying that a bishop who dodged a bullet is more worthy of news and intercession than hundreds of actually slain Christian laity?
    If not, then what was your point?
    If so, so much for the first order of mutual ministry as defined in the BCP.
    Perhaps, though, just to back off a little, you are simply yet wryly commenting on the tragic disparity given by the media to those who are deemed “more important”, such as the contrast in media attention between someone threatening to blow up the White House with the President in it, and the media attention given to the US soldier blown to death by one more roadside explosive device in Iraq. Then, yes, point well taken, and an apt description on your part of journalistic injustice.

  9. New Reformation Advocate says:

    Alas, Bishop Barahona is no Oscar Romero. The late RC archbishop was theologically orthodox, sadly +Barahona is not. He’s a liberal stooge of 815, bought and paid for; he’s one of the worst primates in the whole AC.

    That’s not to say that I wish the guy had been successfully assinated. I’d never wish that on anyone.

    Just to say that the guy is no hero. But yes, murder is always wrong. And while there’s life, there’s always the chance to repent. I hope +Barahona does.

    David Handy+

  10. Choir Stall says:

    Rob Eaton,
    My simple statement was meant to just be a simple truth. The bishops sat up and noticed one of their own. The glaring blindness of the HOB and the PB regarding the hundreds of victims in Nigeria shows their petty souls as being those who gnash their teeth about that Province without wanting to see the people who make it up.

  11. Rob Eaton+ says:

    Choir Stall,
    Thank you. You have my confidence.

  12. Rob Eaton+ says:

    Evan, Choir Stall, billqs,
    I have just read the summary address given by Dr. Grant LeMarquand at the House of Bishops. My comment that the HoB had no apparent notes published re: Nigeria was wrong….HE mentioned the atrocities in Jos during his address as something the bishops should probably be spending some time talking and praying about. At least it got aired. I still wish they had said something about it as the House.