Search Results: Year of Mercy

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The dark gospel of Martin Scorsese

    • Scott Stephens
    • 02 April 2007
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    Scorsese’s is a fallen world. Like Cain, his tortured characters are driven further into the wastelands – whether the desert or the untamed streets of New York – by their acts of almost mythical violence, until any remaining vestige of hope or virtue is finally extinguished.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Finding God in the Dark: Spirituality and the Cinema

    • Richard Leonard
    • 27 February 2007
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    This is the full text of a speech given by Richard Leonard SJ in Queensland on spirituality and cinema, on the occasion of the opening of a new spirituality centre.

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  • RELIGION

    Stark contrasts on Aboriginal Rights in Pope's Alice Springs address

    • Laraine Crowe RSJ
    • 27 February 2007

    On 29 November this year, many Australians call to mind the most fondly remembered Address given by Pope John Paul II during his 1986 visit to Australia. Most striking is the depth and decisiveness of the Address, and both Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and women who work to alleviate the disadvantage of Aboriginal people.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Forgotten victims

    • Hugh Dillon
    • 26 June 2006

    Hugh Dillon reviews W.G. Sebald’s On the Natural History of Destruction and Mark Roseman’s The Villa, the Lake, the Meeting: Wannsee and the Final Solution.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    In adversity, strength

    • Kent Rosenthal
    • 26 June 2006

    The people of Colombia’s Cacarica River Basin face an uncertain future.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Denying the Grim Reaper

    • Paul Sendziuk
    • 18 June 2006

    Australian responses to AIDS.

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  • RELIGION

    In my mother’s footsteps

    • Anna Griffiths
    • 14 May 2006

    Italy, Caravaggio and Catholicism.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Cut from the same cloth

    • Nicholas Gruen
    • 14 May 2006

    The lives of Ned Kelly and Oscar Wilde bear uncanny symmetries.    

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    How we wrestle is who we are

    • Brian Doyle
    • 08 May 2006

    Brian Doyle considers who we are and what we might become

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Fair gone

    • Anthony Ham
    • 24 April 2006

    Becoming what we fear.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Sundays in Stornoway

    • Martin Elliott
    • 23 April 2006

    Locals might find it boring, but this visitor to the Outer Hebrides found more than enough to make the sabbath special

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The Pepysian paradox

    • Luke Fraser
    • 21 April 2006

    Samuel Pepys’s diaries chronicling London life in the 17th century—now on the internet—remain as fresh and engaging as ever

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