The BBC Four series, Catholics began last week with an episode entitled ‘Priests’, filmed at Allen Hall, the seminary of the Diocese of Westminster.
In The Talented Mr Ripley, Matt Damon is a young musician who takes advantage of a misunderstanding to further his ambitions. How does his character show that pride can be, quite literally, deadly?
Nathan Koblintz explores the envious relationship between Salieri and Mozart in Peter Shaffer’s Oscar-winning film, Amadeus (1984).
3 September is the date on which St Gregory the Great became pope in 590, and also his feast. Did you know that he had a role in formulating the list of the Seven Deadly Sins?
The ‘Prayer for Generosity’ is much-loved by followers of Ignatian spirituality, although little is known about its authorship. The prayer is attributed frequently to St Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, but was it really composed by him? Jack Mahoney SJ investigates the origins of this ‘brief but elegant prayer’.
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