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Reform Magazine | June 25, 2019

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April 2014

Reviews – April 2014

27/03/2014 |

Paying for the sins
 of the fathers

Calvary Directed by John Michael McDonagh Certificate 15, 100 minutes Released on 11 April

Brendan Gleeson’s Father James is a better priest than we are used to seeing on screen. A man of … Read More

Niall Cooper: Hope within the wilderness

27/03/2014 |

Finding hope in today’s bleak climate

We live in bleak times, and are bombarded by bad news. At times, we may feel discouraged, hopeless and impotent in the face of spending cuts and rising prices, whose impacts are bearing increasingly … Read More

Jumble Sales of the apocalypse: Victorian Lent

27/03/2014 |

Simon Jenkins on the rigours of Victorian Lent

Mars and Flake, Twix and Galaxy, KitKat, Milky Way and Aero. They are like the seven deadly sins in churches up and down the land each spring. Have you ever thought about … Read More

Ukraine: A country always on the edge

27/03/2014 |

Meic Pearse considers what Ukraine’s past tells us about the present and future

Few countries illustrate better the “clash of civilisations” thesis of the late great Professor Samuel Huntington than does Ukraine. Indeed, its very name means “borderland”. According to … Read More

A radical unwelcome

27/03/2014 |

Fleur Houston fears letting in the Immigration Bill

The Immigration Bill is designed, the government says, to “create a really hostile environment” for people who do not have a legal right to be in the UK. In fact, it creates … Read More

Resurrection in the margins

27/03/2014 |

Why does the risen Christ insist on leading his followers back 
to Galilee? Andrew Mayes investigates

Mark’s Gospel has the most enigmatic ending – the risen Christ does not appear in the Gospel at all. Instead, coming to the tomb … Read More