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Christopher Howse



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  1. I don’t know why it said ‘other Nobel Prize winners’ since the Pope is not one
  2. Lord Carey said there has been ‘too much Muslim mass immigration’ to Europe
  3. Somehow coherence online seems less important than in print
  4. I’m not at all sure that religions are a good thing, any more than animals are
  5. All Saints church in Aldwincle is ‘now offered as an upmarket camping venue’
  6. Catholics are not known for putting effigies of the Pope on their bonfires
  7. How to set some readers nodding sadly and others turning the page impatiently
  8. The press knew what Advent meant – calendars, mostly with chocolate
  9. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  10. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  11. It surprises me to see how much reliance broadcast news still puts on paper papers
  12. David Cameron, the Prime Minister, called on Muslim women to learn English
  13. There is a tendency by papers to deny murderers the status of human beings
  14. Pope Francis’ stock is pretty high with the secular press. They like him
  15. When you take up a carpet and find old newspapers, everything is fascinating
  16. Spain has a funny relationship with Islam
  17. Travelling hopefully
  18. At Easter, newspapers often reach for a bishop to say something
  19. For a story of adultery and the Primate of All England, the report was a model of propriety
  20. The biologist was appealing for an end to shaking hands and social kissing
  21. Leicester’s triumph was a welcome interlude in the relentless EU campaigning
  22. Even if Britain were a secular state, it would be hard to stop buses glorifying God
  23. Unlike David Bowie, Muhammad Ali’s story had a clearly godly side
  24. You can’t say that!
  25. I don’t mind rhymes in poetry, in fact I’m rather partial to them
  26. Like an improbable episode of The Archers was the thwarting of Boris Johnson
  27. The delights of geography appealed to her less strongly than the game of hacking
  28. Never mind apocalyptic fiction, reality is hard enough to credit any day
  29. I get the impression, unscientific as it is, that Catholic practice is not in decline
  30. How far could print readers be expected to be familiar with nun-paddling photos?
  31. Aesthetes who write poetry are sometimes hot potatoes with the opposite sex
  32. It looks as though the Devil would be better at predicting the outcome of horse races
  33. I don’t happen to know what violence Japanese Buddhists are busy in but it should stop
  34. It wasn’t the Archbishop’s own morals that were scoldworthy
  35. It was not that the cardinal was wearing thick black eye make-up that distracted me
  36. He is as much a practising Catholic, by his own account, as he is a practising homosexual
  37. I fear that brunch has the hallmarks of an abomination
  38. I couldn’t help being reminded of Gladstone’s unfulfilled ambition
  39. These days God is mentioned all the time in the press, almost invisibly
  40. It was not nice: cardboardy, piped-musicy, with no spoon to harvest the spuma
  41. Obituaries throw the silhouettes of lives against a screen of eternity
  42. What an idea! Hitler an architect? He did enough harm as it was
  43. Canonisation requires more than turning soup cans into art and shooting sex films
  44. He had fathered a boy in 1974. It is the sort of thing that could happen to any man
  45. Anti-papal jibes derive from chants by Rangers supporters against Celtic
  46. Mrs May’s remarks had become what aficionados of Twitter call a ‘meme’
  47. We could all become rich by doing nothing the year round but eating buns in teashops
  48. The world is now going to hell in very expensively engineered handcarts
  49. Mr Wynne-Jones, the clergyman, is an old Jesus man (in the Oxonian sense)
  50. Presumptions about religion and the latest atrocity in Britain lay in a jumble
  51. I'd have thought the one thing that wasn't controversial is that we are all sinners
  52. The Government was petrified of a small revolt on its own benches
  53. The headline was the most bafflingly erroneous I have seen for many a long year
  54. Here’s a band having fun being serious – and they have almost united the critics
  55. Papers are easily embarrassed, like dogs made to wear fancy dress
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