Who Would Jesus Execute

It was with sadness, but not surprise, that I read about the decision to execute Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. As I read the formal statements of law enforcement and other officials, my sadness turned to despair. “We know all too well that no verdict can heal the souls of those who lost loved ones, nor the minds and […]

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Pope sends telegram to Methodist

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message to the Methodist and Waldensian (Valdese) churches on occasion of their 24-29 August Synod in Torre Pellice, Turin, Italy. The telegram, signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin on behalf of the Holy Father, offers the Pope’s “fraternal” welcome and assures participants of his spiritual…