Endeavour, Inspector Morse, and Lewis: A Trinity

By Jim McDermott | August 6, 2020

The new season of Endeavour premieres on Masterpiece this Sunday. Binge-watching Inspector Morse and its two spin-off series leads to unexpected insights, including drawing a parallel between the shows’ main characters and the Holy Trinity.

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Hagia Sophia & Its Transformations

By Alice Isabella Sullivan | July 30, 2020

Hagia Sophia draws millions of visitors each year to experience its Byzantine art and architecture. A brief history of this rich heritage explains the alarm expressed by art historians at Hagia Sophia’s recent re-conversion into a mosque.

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Gardens of Change

By David Goodwin | July 16, 2020

As the Second World War loomed on the horizon, writer Louis Bromfield abandoned his celebrity-filed life in France to farm in his native Ohio. His writings and activism presaged the contemporary sustainable food movement and stand as an early parallel to Pope Francis’s environmental message in Laudato Si’.

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Hope For Women Deacons

By Phyllis Zagano | July 7, 2020

A member of Pope Francis’s first commission on women deacons is encouraged by the comments of a member of the new commission. “If Pelletier’s comments are an indication of where the Commission’s deliberations are headed, then we should be moving in a good direction,” writes Phyllis Zagano.

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