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?
RMS Titanic, which sank on 14 April 1912, never made it to Liverpool, where she was designed and registered, but Lord David Alton reveals the ship's links with Catholic life in the city.
Philip Endean SJ looks at the dynamic of wrath in the 1996 film, Shine. What can we achieve by becoming aware of the presence of sin in our lives?
Morgan Spurlock’s 2004 film Super Size Me does showcase the sin of gluttony, argues James Hanvey SJ, but not necessarily on the part of the consumer.
Geoffrey Chaucer died on 25 October 1400. When it comes to questions about greed, who are we to believe: Chaucer’s Pardoner, Danny Boyle or Gordon Gekko?
Br Guy Consolmagno SJ of the Vatican Observatory explains that the life of Pietro Cardinal Maffi, a former Archbishop of Pisa, was an example of the deep union of science and religion.
In letting the poems of Emily Dickinson (born on 10 Dec 1830) and Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ speak to us about faith, can we understand how poetry can lead us closer to God?
Christine Allen Dench found Richard Alwyn’s documentary about Catholic women to be respectful of the women to whom we were introduced, but wonders how fully he showcased the spectrum of roles that women occupy in the Church.
Sloth is often thought of as an 'unspectacular sin', says Rob Marsh SJ, but we would do well to pay more attention to its real nature and the dangers of falling into its trap.
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