How many of us dismiss contemporary verse as being incomprehensible or too high-brow? We should think twice before we turn our backs on it, argues Nathan Koblintz, especially if our reason for doing so is that such poetry cannot speak about God. How can a Christian find value in even seemingly atheistic poetry?
The gospel readings for the Sundays in Lent in Year C are taken mostly from Saint Luke, but on the fifth Sunday we hear from the Gospel of John – although the particular passage bears many Lucan characteristics, suggests Jack Mahoney SJ. When the scribes and Pharisees presented Jesus with the woman caught committing adultery, how did his reaction epitomise the forgiveness of God that Luke has focused on in the Lenten gospels?
The Prodigal Son traditionally prompts us to reflect on the father who welcomes back his younger son. But what if we focus on the effect of the father’s generosity on the brothers' relationship?
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley,Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams and Max von Sydow
UK Release date: 12 March 2010
We pretty much knew what to expect of this film, given Burton’s trademark gothic imagining, distinctively rendered here by Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, a character on the brink of total mental collapse. Overall, this is a balanced and interesting rendition of a much-loved classic, which would leave the majority of filmgoers delighted and satisfied.
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