What is “A & D” all about? A conclave, a conspiracy, and the red herring of The Church vs. Science. One can’t help note a sense of creepy glee as we witness the graphic, brutal torture of four elderly Cardinals. At least the Cardinals can’t be hated for being white any more. Just old and male and celibate. The screenplay (which is kinder to the Catholic Church than the book) zigzags rapidly between insulting the Church and patting her on the head. By the way, the Church’s enemy is not Science. It’s Evil. Check out JP2G’s “Fides et Ratio” (“Faith and Reason”) document at http://www.vatican.va/ . Check out the Vatican’s world-wide Science/Theology/Philosophy project: http://www.stoqinternational.org/.