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February 15, 2018

Word this week

First Sunday of Lent Gen 9:8-15; 1 Pet 3:18-15; Mk 1:12-15 (Year B) The Genesis account of the covenant with Noah marked a new...

Omnium Gatherum

The liturgical cycle of stretching from Lent through Easter and Pentecost is an important season for our Christian formation and our ongoing pursuit of...

Faith and superstition

The power of a subordinate clause; one nuance within a sentence and everything takes on a different meaning. That’s the case in a brilliant...

Is Western secularism a cultural imposition?

Secularism by Andrew Copson, OUP, 153pp, £12.99 “The case for secularism,” writes Copson, “is fairly simple.” The goals usually include a separation of religious...

SPIRITUAL BOOKS by Francis Phillips

Mystery of the Magi: The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men by Dwight Longenecker, Regnery History, 320pp, £17.99 For all those who dismiss...

Film: Fatalism under dishwater-grey skies

Writer-director Andrey Zvyagintsev has emerged over the past decade as the agonised conscience of Putin’s Russia, uniquely attuned to the state’s hypocrisies and the...