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By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 29, 2007

From Britain comes a holiday season gift suggestion in quiet good taste.

A book bound in the skin of an executed Jesuit priest was to be auctioned in England. The macabre, 17th-century book tells the story of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot and is covered in the hide of Father Henry Garnet.

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  • Posted by: - Nov. 29, 2007 10:53 AM ET USA

    If anyone is curious about what I would like for Christmas .......

  • Posted by: - Nov. 29, 2007 9:04 AM ET USA

    Would this not be a religious relic of a martyr?

  • Posted by: - Nov. 29, 2007 8:39 AM ET USA

    If indeed this is the case, the book should be treated with the reverence due to a dead human being, let alone possibly a Catholic martyr,who seemingly was executed on trumped-up charges. Let it be burned and quietly buried with the thought that many of our contemporary Jesuits will not have such a great opportunity to prove their own worth. Then again, many are called, but few....

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