Category Archives: Christianity

Published on
24 October 2020

A Recent Contrived Controversy

Recent comments made by Pope Francis about same-sex unions have raised quite a stir. In a new documentary ‘Francesco’, about the present Pontiff’s life, Pope Francis says, ‘homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be […]

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Published on
14 February 2020

What about the Christians?

Western military intervention in the Middle East, however well-intentioned its perpetrators may have been – or wished to be seen as – has often caused more problems than it has solved. The Gulf Wars had a disastrously destabilising effect on Iraq and the surrounding regions, and they created the conditions for radical Islamic extremism to […]

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Published on
12 December 2019

‘Oh Captain! My Captain!’: The West’s Dearth of Leadership

Democracy is seen by most people, much of the time, as one of the brightest jewels in the crown of Western culture. Unlike the slavery-based ancient Athenian democracy it is the product of assertion of the freedom and dignity inherent in every human being, and as a result on 12 December every UK citizen over […]

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Published on
3 December 2019

Beauty Will Save The World

The Building Better, Building Beautiful commission, headed by Sir Roger Scruton, exists to reclaim beauty in architecture, or to use their own words: to advise the government on how to build new housing with high-quality design tailored to the needs of the community. A lot of the UK’s poorer areas are afflicted by ugly communist-like […]

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Published on
28 February 2019

Newman’s Age

In the coming year Pope Francis seems now likely to canonise the English Cardinal, John Henry Newman, completing a first step taken by Pope Benedict XVI who beatified him (declared him ‘Blessed’) in 2010. The Pope Emeritus has often referred to Newman in the same vein as his fellow-countryman St. Thomas More as figures who, […]

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Published on
8 July 2017

Picking Up the Pieces

Terrence Malick’s most recent film, which received its UK theatrical release this weekend, is readily being described as the completion of a cinematic trilogy. The thematic unity of ‘contemporary soul-searching’ in Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder (2012), Knight of Cups (2015) and, now, Song to Song, alongside the aesthetic consistency of their highly fragmented, narrative-resistant forms, begins to justify this claim. […]

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