To Sow the Wind

On 12 February, 2010, near a small village in southeast Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Sharabuddin, a high ranking member of the Afghan police intelligence service, was celebrating the naming of his newborn son. There were twenty-four guests and three musicians at the party. At about 3.30 a.m. voices were heard outside the compound. Assuming they were…

Edith Stein

In this season of Lent we have chosen, in our preaching, to contemplate the message of the prophets and martyrs of our time. We are seeking, through them, to apprehend the meaning of suffering, leadership, and witness. We do so in our contemporary context, the overriding spiritual and moral concerns of which are vexed and…

ST. AUGUSTINE AND THE COLLAPSE OF EMPIRE: ANCIENT WISDOM ON WAR, TERROR, AND CHRISTIAN RESPONSIBILITY

‘The mind shudders when it dwells upon the ruin of the day’, wrote St. Jerome, the great bible translator, in the year of St. Augustine’s death, and twenty years after the fall of Rome to the barbarians. ‘For twenty years or more Roman blood has been flowing ceaselessly on the broad countries between Constantinople and…