Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on 2 June 1953. Anthony Symondson SJ describes the element of the coronation rite upon which the Queen's understanding of her vocation is founded.
Philip Endean SJ discusses the move of the celebration of the Feast of the Ascension in many countries from the Thursday forty days after Easter to the following Sunday. How can the concern that is felt by some Catholics about the change serve to enrich our understanding of this feast and the entire Easter season?
What are we to make of the story of Jesus being taken up into a cloud, an episode that not only sounds like mythology but also violates our modern sense of space?
Peter Edmonds SJ invites us to spend some time exploring Acts' background and character as we attempt to grasp the significance of Easter and deepen the peace, hope and joy which the season offers.
An exchange of ideas about science and the media at the 2012 LSE Literary Festival was characterised by a lively and friendly dialogue between professionals in both fields, even if the odd frustration was apparent. Frances Murphy thinks about how a conversation about religion and the media might follow a similar path. How did the discussion at the LSE manifest the dangers of misrepresentation of both science and religion in the media?
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