Christopher Howse

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  1. People to whom one has been introduced are less easy to hate
  2. In Catalonia all the public statues have had yellow scarves tied round their necks
  3. The word ‘it’ seems odd, if it refers to God. Do people call God ‘it’?
  4. Can a honey diet cure cancer? Was Hitler an MI6 plant? As the lady said, ‘No, no, no’
  5. One beaming pontiff plus two unmolested doves add up to a positive message
  6. Only a culture that retains Christian belief employs holy names in bad language
  7. Most journalists are unbelieving and increasingly ignorant of religion
  8. British papers do not want their offices burnt down and their staff killed
  9. Neither cassocks nor vestments resemble dresses, any more than kilts do
  10. The silly, shallow level of the television- Twitter alliance
  11. The procedure seems to me like feeding a baby with another baby
  12. 175 years – 50 great catholics / Christopher Howse on Mary Douglas
  13. Cromwell (T.) and Cromwell (O.) knocked churches about a bit. Where does this get us?
  14. Even in the bath on Sunday morning I was talked at, via my portable radio
  15. Singing priests fill me with the same gloomy embarrassment as nuns playing football
  16. Some people think all Church of England clergymen are vicars
  17. ‘Unlike Zippo the Clown, nuns really do go about their lives dressed in their odd clothes’
  18. The press showed little sign of easing off to minimise the risk of imprisonment
  19. Mr Farron said something wry, memorable and a little sad about God
  20. Sunday shop closing was once regarded as socially progressive
  21. The concept of a holiday in Spain is ambiguous
  22. What is self-evident strikes different people in different ways
  23. Pens at dawn
  24. I don’t know why it said ‘other Nobel Prize winners’ since the Pope is not one
  25. Lord Carey said there has been ‘too much Muslim mass immigration’ to Europe
  26. Somehow coherence online seems less important than in print
  27. I’m not at all sure that religions are a good thing, any more than animals are
  28. All Saints church in Aldwincle is ‘now offered as an upmarket camping venue’
  29. Catholics are not known for putting effigies of the Pope on their bonfires
  30. How to set some readers nodding sadly and others turning the page impatiently
  31. The press knew what Advent meant – calendars, mostly with chocolate
  32. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  33. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  34. It surprises me to see how much reliance broadcast news still puts on paper papers
  35. David Cameron, the Prime Minister, called on Muslim women to learn English
  36. There is a tendency by papers to deny murderers the status of human beings
  37. Pope Francis’ stock is pretty high with the secular press. They like him
  38. When you take up a carpet and find old newspapers, everything is fascinating
  39. Spain has a funny relationship with Islam
  40. Travelling hopefully
  41. At Easter, newspapers often reach for a bishop to say something
  42. For a story of adultery and the Primate of All England, the report was a model of propriety
  43. The biologist was appealing for an end to shaking hands and social kissing
  44. Leicester’s triumph was a welcome interlude in the relentless EU campaigning
  45. Even if Britain were a secular state, it would be hard to stop buses glorifying God
  46. Unlike David Bowie, Muhammad Ali’s story had a clearly godly side
  47. You can’t say that!
  48. I don’t mind rhymes in poetry, in fact I’m rather partial to them
  49. Like an improbable episode of The Archers was the thwarting of Boris Johnson
  50. The delights of geography appealed to her less strongly than the game of hacking
  51. Never mind apocalyptic fiction, reality is hard enough to credit any day
  52. I get the impression, unscientific as it is, that Catholic practice is not in decline
  53. How far could print readers be expected to be familiar with nun-paddling photos?
  54. Aesthetes who write poetry are sometimes hot potatoes with the opposite sex
  55. It looks as though the Devil would be better at predicting the outcome of horse races
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