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.
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.
Steve McQueen’s Shame generated a media storm with its bleak portrayal of sex addiction. Gemma Simmonds uses the film as a lens through which we can think seriously about the sin of lust.
How can there be a 'Catholic' bioethics? Bioethics is an uneasy marriage of sciences and humanities, combining biology, medicine, law, philosophy and sociology, and, from the first, theology, no longer the universally acknowledged queen of the sciences but still a persistent and perceptive voice.
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?
The BBC Four series, Catholics began last week with an episode entitled ‘Priests’, filmed at Allen Hall, the seminary of the Diocese of Westminster.
Nathan Koblintz explores the envious relationship between Salieri and Mozart in Peter Shaffer’s Oscar-winning film, Amadeus (1984).
Introducing the ‘Seven Deadly Sins on Film’, Nicholas Austin SJ looks at the powerful thriller Seven and asks what accounts for the perennial attraction of the seven deadly sins.
In Boris Johnson’s address to the Conservative Party conference yesterday, he pledged to take steps to draw young people away from gang culture in light of August’s riots.
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