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Christopher Howse



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  1. All Saints church in Aldwincle is ‘now offered as an upmarket camping venue’
  2. Catholics are not known for putting effigies of the Pope on their bonfires
  3. How to set some readers nodding sadly and others turning the page impatiently
  4. The press knew what Advent meant – calendars, mostly with chocolate
  5. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  6. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  7. It surprises me to see how much reliance broadcast news still puts on paper papers
  8. David Cameron, the Prime Minister, called on Muslim women to learn English
  9. There is a tendency by papers to deny murderers the status of human beings
  10. Pope Francis’ stock is pretty high with the secular press. They like him
  11. When you take up a carpet and find old newspapers, everything is fascinating
  12. Spain has a funny relationship with Islam
  13. Travelling hopefully
  14. At Easter, newspapers often reach for a bishop to say something
  15. For a story of adultery and the Primate of All England, the report was a model of propriety
  16. The biologist was appealing for an end to shaking hands and social kissing
  17. Leicester’s triumph was a welcome interlude in the relentless EU campaigning
  18. Even if Britain were a secular state, it would be hard to stop buses glorifying God
  19. Unlike David Bowie, Muhammad Ali’s story had a clearly godly side
  20. You can’t say that!
  21. I don’t mind rhymes in poetry, in fact I’m rather partial to them
  22. Like an improbable episode of The Archers was the thwarting of Boris Johnson
  23. The delights of geography appealed to her less strongly than the game of hacking
  24. Never mind apocalyptic fiction, reality is hard enough to credit any day
  25. I get the impression, unscientific as it is, that Catholic practice is not in decline
  26. How far could print readers be expected to be familiar with nun-paddling photos?
  27. Aesthetes who write poetry are sometimes hot potatoes with the opposite sex
  28. It looks as though the Devil would be better at predicting the outcome of horse races
  29. I don’t happen to know what violence Japanese Buddhists are busy in but it should stop
  30. It wasn’t the Archbishop’s own morals that were scoldworthy
  31. It was not that the cardinal was wearing thick black eye make-up that distracted me
  32. He is as much a practising Catholic, by his own account, as he is a practising homosexual
  33. I fear that brunch has the hallmarks of an abomination
  34. I couldn’t help being reminded of Gladstone’s unfulfilled ambition
  35. These days God is mentioned all the time in the press, almost invisibly
  36. It was not nice: cardboardy, piped-musicy, with no spoon to harvest the spuma
  37. Obituaries throw the silhouettes of lives against a screen of eternity
  38. What an idea! Hitler an architect? He did enough harm as it was
  39. Canonisation requires more than turning soup cans into art and shooting sex films
  40. He had fathered a boy in 1974. It is the sort of thing that could happen to any man
  41. Anti-papal jibes derive from chants by Rangers supporters against Celtic
  42. Mrs May’s remarks had become what aficionados of Twitter call a ‘meme’
  43. We could all become rich by doing nothing the year round but eating buns in teashops
  44. The world is now going to hell in very expensively engineered handcarts
  45. Mr Wynne-Jones, the clergyman, is an old Jesus man (in the Oxonian sense)
  46. Presumptions about religion and the latest atrocity in Britain lay in a jumble
  47. I'd have thought the one thing that wasn't controversial is that we are all sinners
  48. The Government was petrified of a small revolt on its own benches
  49. The headline was the most bafflingly erroneous I have seen for many a long year
  50. Here’s a band having fun being serious – and they have almost united the critics
  51. Papers are easily embarrassed, like dogs made to wear fancy dress
  52. I can’t quite think it a sin to buy a shirt at Marks & Spencer, even on a Sunday
  53. Nobody doubts that the bones of Charlemagne’s forearm are in the reliquary
  54. Catalans thrive on adversity in an almost mystical way
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