Arts

Yin and Yang of Yeats

May 18, 2022

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Meditating on 'The Singing Horseman' and 'For the Road' by Irish painter Jack B Yeats offers a profound insight on how we see beauty today.

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Watching ‘Belfast’ in Belfast

February 9, 2022

BRENDAN McMANUS :: Kenneth Branagh's film 'Belfast' has much to recommend it, but it does not illuminate much with regard to the Troubles.

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Studies: Ireland and the Irish

December 18, 2020

Literary images of Irish life and identity dominate the winter issue of Studies, but it is the high moral image in John Hume's politics that takes centre stage

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Divine inspiration from Fleetwood Mac

June 16, 2020

BRENDAN McMANUS :: With the help of an Ignatian technique, memories of listening to Fleetwood Mac give rise to reflections on God's presence.

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Three chords and the truth

October 9, 2019

BRENDAN McMANUS  :: A review of 'Wild Rose', the 'redemption story' of a country music singer.

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Film review: Blinded by the light

September 9, 2019

BRENDAN McMANUS :: Review of 'Blinded by the light', a gem of a movie in which Javed, a Pakistani boy growing up in Thatcher's Britain, turns for meaning to the...

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If this is your cup of tea…

April 30, 2019

PAULA NOLAN :: This year's RHA Exhibition of visual arts will have on display a photo taken at Manresa House, the Novitiate in Birmingham

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: a reflection on the movements

November 20, 2018

BRENDAN McMANUS :: An Ignatian reflection on the life of Freddie Mercury in the light of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', Briyan Singer's 2018 film

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Pope asks for prayers for artists

August 9, 2017

The arts and nature express the beauty of creation and bring joy to the soul. Let us join the Pope in praying for artists

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A resounding Hallelujah

November 14, 2016

TOM CASEY :: Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah” stands out from a lot of contemporary pop. It shows the singer's awareness of a key theme of the Bible: surrender.

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