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.
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).
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?
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.
A startling exhibition of relics at the British Museum until 9 October features important contributions from the British Province of the Society of Jesus and Stonyhurst College.
The discovery of the Higgs boson might be able to answer many important questions for scientists, but there are always further questions to ask for believers in God, writes Michael Smith SJ. Will ‘The Grand Theory of Everything’, which rests upon the discovery of the Higgs boson, really tell us the whole story?
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