In the first episode of BBC 1’s The Passion, Michael Barnes SJ finds brilliant story-telling, beautiful imagery and an imaginative exploration of the deeply human dimensions of the Passion.
During his time as Regional Superior of the Jesuits in Guyana, Dermot Preston SJ, now Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain, wrote for Thinking Faith about the effects of violent crime in the country.
Those accustomed to complaining about the dwindling representation of Christianity in public broadcasting were delighted to hear of the BBC’s plans to broadcast a major new production of The Passion this year, throughout Holy Week,
Jesuit liturgist Andrew Cameron-Mowat explores the deeper meaning of this penitential and yet joyful season, as brought out by the Sunday readings.
Michael Barnes SJ compares Christian and Muslim approaches to fasting, prayer and almsgiving, and considers what the two traditions might have to learn from each other.
Do constant reminders of the threat of climate change leave you feeling vaguely guilty, but unsure what to do about it? Margaret Atkins suggests taking a tip from Saint Thomas Aquinas.
25 January is the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul: it is also the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Renowned spiritual writer, Gerry W Hughes, offers some thoughts on how the quest for unity requires just such a deep conversion in the hearts of all Christians.
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