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B O O K S / P A G E 1 8

Philip McCosker Resurrection and Moral Imagination SARAH BACHELARD

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Christopher Howse Language! 500 years of the vulgar tongue JONATHON GREEN

Suzi Feay Eyrie TIM WINTON

C O L U M N S

Clifford Longley Hume and Worlock returned from Rome having had the door slammed on their fingers / 5

Joanna Moorhead If cancer doesn’t change your life, you’ve missed one of its richest opportunities / 9

Peter Stanford A different sort of visitor to Brazil was Fr John Baptist Doyle / 12

CONTENTS 28 JUNE 2014 // VOL. 268 NO. 9055

F E A T U R E S

4 / ‘The cosmos is our home’

Sr Ilia Delio, exponent of ‘conscious evolution’, defends the theory / BY CHRISTOPHER LAMB

6 / Defy the global killer Genetically modified mosquitoes may be malaria’s magic bullet / BY JOHN KITUI

7 / Bark that cured the bite

Sixteenth-century Jesuits were behind a medical innovation / BY CATHERINE PEPINSTER

8 / Fair trade is still a rich harvest A recent critical report does not tell the whole story / BY MARK HAYES

10 / Making hay in Transylvania The unspoilt countryside of Romania is a lesson in biodiversity / BY MICHAEL McCARTHY

11 / For God and the greater good A conference in London explored Jesuit contribution to scholarship / BY JAMES ROBERTS

N E W S / P A G E 2 4

Report reveals wide range of Catholic lifestyles

Vatican releases results of questionnaire ahead of synod

A R T S / P A G E 2 1

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Theatre Skylight MARK LAWSON

Cinema The Return to Homs The Golden Dream FRANCINE STOCK

Television Police Under Pressure JOHN MORRISH

Radio Hail Marys and Miniskirts D.J. TAYLOR

News from Britain and Ireland / 27-30

Catholic-college pupils join jihad

Students in Cardiff recruited by Isis

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COVER PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

R E G U L A R S

The Living Spirit 13 Puzzles 13 Parish Practice 14 Notebook 15 Letters 16-17 From the Archive 17

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