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.
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?
Syrian Jesuit, Fadi Halliso examines the origins and development of the protest movements in Egypt and Tunisia, focusing particularly on the role played by social networking sites.
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