How did the feast of Pentecost develop into the form that our celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit now takes? Nicholas Lash describes how a Jewish harvest feast gradually acquired new significance and changed over time to become Christian Pentecost.
Catholic parishes will be celebrating the First Holy Communions of their young parishioners over the coming weeks, and preparations for the celebration will already be well underway. Desmond Ryan reflects on why so much emphasis is placed
Director: Safy Nebbou
Starring: Catherine Frot, Sandrine Bonnaire,Wladimir Yordanoff
UK Release date: 22 May 2009
Certificate: 12A (95 mins)
In the second part of his 2009 World Communications Day lecture, Fr Federico Lombardi SJ looks at the communicative styles of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict, and speaks of the inevitability that the Church’s message will be a challenging one. How can those whose vocations lie in communicating this Gospel message avoid the dangers posed by the media?
Director: Charlie Kaufman
Starring: PhilipSeymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, EmilyWatson, Dianne Weist
UK Release date: 15 May 2009
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