Oscar Romero, Martyr; Lovers of Authoritarians, Nervous

By: Saturday January 10, 2015 10:00 am

After years and years of delay for “prudential reasons,” a panel of Vatican theologians has declared that the late Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez of El Salvador is a martyr, killed for his faith while standing at the altar saying Mass. If Francis is looking to lift up a bishop who is a shepherd that smells like the sheep, he couldn’t find a much better example than Romero, and that has to make the lovers of authoritarians (inside and outside the church) nervous.

 

AP Repeats Fable: “CIA Never Had Been in the Interrogation and Detention Business”

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 6:00 am

In an otherwise interesting article summarizing much of what is wrong with the non-accountability policies of the U.S. state when it comes to punishing its torturers, Associated Press reporters Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo repeat in passing an old canard about the CIA’s previous activities in regards to interrogation. The CIA had never been in [...]

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