Culture

How dangerous is the internet?

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How dangerous is the internet?

It’s an intriguing and maybe alarming fact that often the very things that can do most good can also do most harm. Doctors make the best poisoners, and a ‘drug’ can either cure or kill. […]

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The importance of our church buildings

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The importance of our church buildings

Today the Church celebrates the dedication of the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome. This Church was the first one to be built when the persecution of the Christians came to an end under […]

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Young Catholics in healthcare: Hope in Health weekend

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Young Catholics in healthcare: Hope in Health weekend

Are you a Catholic nurse or doctor, student nurse or medical student in your 20s or 30s? Do you ever feel that you need more support in combining your work and your faith? Our Hope […]

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Ida: beauty in black and white

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Ida: beauty in black and white

[Warning: minor plot-spoilers in my text; but major plot-spoilers in the trailer above!] If the Polish film Ida does not win an Oscar for best cinematography at next year’s awards then I will eat my […]

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The power of film: surprise Spanish hit “La última cima” (The Last Summit)

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The power of film: surprise Spanish hit “La última cima” (The Last Summit)

Imagine a film about a priest that’s a box-office knock-out, a cinema success that outsells Harry Potter. Now imagine this priest is neither a Pope nor a celebrity nor a cause of scandal, but simply […]

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Aradin: supporting Christian culture in the Middle East

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Aradin: supporting Christian culture in the Middle East

A guest post from Dr Amal Marogy. From 30th June to 8th July, Aradin Charitable Trust (www.aradin.org.uk) organised a cultural course for priests and clergy of the Middle East under the title ‘Be inspired to inspire’. […]

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How to turn your inbox from a threat into a source of renewal

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How to turn your inbox from a threat into a source of renewal

Sound psychological advice here from Eric Barker about how to use email to cultivate friendships and even to find a little bit of happiness each morning: On the subject of happiness: Every morning send a […]

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This is My Body: now booking for the human trafficking play from Ten Ten Theatre

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This is My Body: now booking for the human trafficking play from Ten Ten Theatre

This Is My Body: Now Booking There are “reasonable grounds” to suspect that a Romanian woman, who has been working as a prostitute in the UK, is the victim of human trafficking. She is given […]

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Summer news from Ten Ten Theatre

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Summer news from Ten Ten Theatre

We hope this finds you well and that you have had a restful summer. Summer can be a great opportunity to be refreshed and reminded of what God is calling each of us to – […]

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The difference it makes to sing the psalms

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The difference it makes to sing the psalms

The Hebrew word for a “psalm” is mizmor which translates as “something sung”. The psalmist instructs, “Sing to the Lord with the harp/with the sound of music.” (Psalm 97) He’s issuing an imperative. When the […]

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Is there a fundamental conflict between the Catholic faith and psychiatry?

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Is there a fundamental conflict between the Catholic faith and psychiatry?

A review by Dr Anulika Igboaka of Catholicism and Mental Health by Pravin Thevathasan, Catholic Truth Society. This work sets out to explain why there should not be any conflict between Catholicism and Psychiatry. By providing an […]

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The secret of authentic communication: the example of St Boniface

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The secret of authentic communication: the example of St Boniface

To communicate with others is not just to share information, it is to create a common space where one can meet the other, finding a common language that allows a genuine personal encounter. Fr Stephen […]

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Great Catholic websites

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Great Catholic websites

Sarah Reinhard lists and comments on the Catholic websites that she has found most helpful for her faith. She writes regularly at SnoringScholar.com and is the author of “A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy” (Ava […]

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Spirit in the City: coming to the West End of London next week

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Spirit in the City: coming to the West End of London next week

Spirit in the City, the biggest Catholic Festival in the West End of London kicks off on Wednesday 11th June with a Medieval Chants concert at Notre Dame de France at 7:30pm, followed by three days […]

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Do animals have morality?

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Do animals have morality?

Christians and biologists have often, mistakenly, seen themselves as rivals. Both have argued as if there is a choice between science or religion: biology or revelation as sources of knowledge; evolution or God as explanations […]

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#CapforStrat – from approaching death to superheroes to Christ

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#CapforStrat – from approaching death to superheroes to Christ

Over the last few days, the hash-tag #CapforStrat has been trending on twitter. It is the project of Sophie Caldecott (@SophieCaldecott) to get Marvel to release the DVD of the latest Captain America so that her […]

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Testimonies of faith

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Testimonies of faith

The Diocese of Portsmouth seems to have been putting some energy into its evangelisation and outreach through media. See this short video which is a young man’s testimony about his faith and what it means […]

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The Passion of Jesus, Trafalgar Square, London, Good Friday – 18 April

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The Passion of Jesus, Trafalgar Square, London, Good Friday – 18 April

The huge Wintershall cast – including a donkey and horses – in colourful costumes, realistic scenes and a heart-moving crucifixion and resurrection: The Passion of Jesus makes a great impact. The Passion of Jesus has […]

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How to enter into the Passion and Resurrection of Christ

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How to enter into the Passion and Resurrection of Christ

Lent is passing so quickly and we are in the final days before Holy Week. I don’t know about you, but I always find the emotion of Holy Week quite hard to take. Perhaps it […]

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A meditation on Holy Week and the Passion of Christ – in a UK shopping centre

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A meditation on Holy Week and the Passion of Christ – in a UK shopping centre

In 2013, Ten Ten Theatre – the Catholic professional theatre company – staged a Passion Play based on the Stations of the Cross involving over 250 people from the local churches and schools in Runcorn and […]

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