Far from being just escapism, the Lord of the Rings has much to tell us about the power of stories, the fight of good against evil, and how the deeds of ordinary people can have profound consequences.
The BBC dramatisation of War and Peace brought the 19th century to our living rooms. But how many of us consider some of the more serious themes in it?
We can tend to think of the spiritual life as one effort after another on our part to reach the goal. This is true to a point. However, what is specific to the Christian Faith is that it is God who comes to seek us out in the first place. If we run towards Him, it is because He is already running towards us.
Looking for ways to bring about environmental changes? Here are 5 practical suggestions made by Pope Francis that we can all put into practice.
Pope Francis wrote a letter to young people and it's packed full of inspiring quotes!
When Saint Rita asked for a thorn from Christ’s crown she was probably thinking of secret suffering. Did she know how much the wound would stink? And how unpopular that would make her with her religious sisters?