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Christopher Howse



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  1. The biologist was appealing for an end to shaking hands and social kissing
  2. Leicester’s triumph was a welcome interlude in the relentless EU campaigning
  3. Even if Britain were a secular state, it would be hard to stop buses glorifying God
  4. Unlike David Bowie, Muhammad Ali’s story had a clearly godly side
  5. You can’t say that!
  6. I don’t mind rhymes in poetry, in fact I’m rather partial to them
  7. Like an improbable episode of The Archers was the thwarting of Boris Johnson
  8. The delights of geography appealed to her less strongly than the game of hacking
  9. Never mind apocalyptic fiction, reality is hard enough to credit any day
  10. I get the impression, unscientific as it is, that Catholic practice is not in decline
  11. How far could print readers be expected to be familiar with nun-paddling photos?
  12. Aesthetes who write poetry are sometimes hot potatoes with the opposite sex
  13. It looks as though the Devil would be better at predicting the outcome of horse races
  14. I don’t happen to know what violence Japanese Buddhists are busy in but it should stop
  15. It wasn’t the Archbishop’s own morals that were scoldworthy
  16. It was not that the cardinal was wearing thick black eye make-up that distracted me
  17. He is as much a practising Catholic, by his own account, as he is a practising homosexual
  18. I fear that brunch has the hallmarks of an abomination
  19. I couldn’t help being reminded of Gladstone’s unfulfilled ambition
  20. These days God is mentioned all the time in the press, almost invisibly
  21. It was not nice: cardboardy, piped-musicy, with no spoon to harvest the spuma
  22. Obituaries throw the silhouettes of lives against a screen of eternity
  23. What an idea! Hitler an architect? He did enough harm as it was
  24. Canonisation requires more than turning soup cans into art and shooting sex films
  25. He had fathered a boy in 1974. It is the sort of thing that could happen to any man
  26. Anti-papal jibes derive from chants by Rangers supporters against Celtic
  27. Mrs May’s remarks had become what aficionados of Twitter call a ‘meme’
  28. We could all become rich by doing nothing the year round but eating buns in teashops
  29. The world is now going to hell in very expensively engineered handcarts
  30. Mr Wynne-Jones, the clergyman, is an old Jesus man (in the Oxonian sense)
  31. Presumptions about religion and the latest atrocity in Britain lay in a jumble
  32. I'd have thought the one thing that wasn't controversial is that we are all sinners
  33. The Government was petrified of a small revolt on its own benches
  34. The headline was the most bafflingly erroneous I have seen for many a long year
  35. Here’s a band having fun being serious – and they have almost united the critics
  36. Papers are easily embarrassed, like dogs made to wear fancy dress
  37. I can’t quite think it a sin to buy a shirt at Marks & Spencer, even on a Sunday
  38. Nobody doubts that the bones of Charlemagne’s forearm are in the reliquary
  39. Catalans thrive on adversity in an almost mystical way
  40. As so often, the landscape came over very well on radio
  41. As so often, the landscape came over very well on radio
  42. The Spanish national anthem is a march, lasting 52 seconds, but it has no agreed lyrics
  43. The Spanish national anthem is a march, lasting 52 seconds, but it has no agreed lyrics
  44. The Spanish national anthem is a march, lasting 52 seconds, but it has no agreed lyrics
  45. We are ritual animals and this was the artistic if artless ritual that death invited
  46. At least Meghan Markle has been divorced only once, if that
  47. Was I being pharisaical in choosing the goats’ cheese mousse?
  48. I don’t know how Meghan Markle has evaded baptism for so long
  49. I've been wondering which Commandment prohibits leaving your initials on someone’s liver.
  50. St Mark’s is an astonishing place to worship, but the music isn’t up to much
  51. Most people think of an apocalypse as a disaster not a light-filled revelation
  52. ‘I can’t see any difficulty in asking God to lay on sunny weather on occasion’
  53. Christopher Howse on the murdered French Gendarme and dying for the 'scattered children of God'
  54. It seems important that one can declare one’s name solemnly and expect to be believed
  55. Teaching the faith: an exploration of God's presence by Cardinal Vincent Nichols

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