Christopher Howse

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  1. Only a culture that retains Christian belief employs holy names in bad language
  2. Most journalists are unbelieving and increasingly ignorant of religion
  3. British papers do not want their offices burnt down and their staff killed
  4. Neither cassocks nor vestments resemble dresses, any more than kilts do
  5. The silly, shallow level of the television- Twitter alliance
  6. The procedure seems to me like feeding a baby with another baby
  7. 175 years – 50 great catholics / Christopher Howse on Mary Douglas
  8. Cromwell (T.) and Cromwell (O.) knocked churches about a bit. Where does this get us?
  9. Even in the bath on Sunday morning I was talked at, via my portable radio
  10. Singing priests fill me with the same gloomy embarrassment as nuns playing football
  11. Some people think all Church of England clergymen are vicars
  12. ‘Unlike Zippo the Clown, nuns really do go about their lives dressed in their odd clothes’
  13. The press showed little sign of easing off to minimise the risk of imprisonment
  14. Mr Farron said something wry, memorable and a little sad about God
  15. Sunday shop closing was once regarded as socially progressive
  16. The concept of a holiday in Spain is ambiguous
  17. What is self-evident strikes different people in different ways
  18. Pens at dawn
  19. I don’t know why it said ‘other Nobel Prize winners’ since the Pope is not one
  20. Lord Carey said there has been ‘too much Muslim mass immigration’ to Europe
  21. Somehow coherence online seems less important than in print
  22. I’m not at all sure that religions are a good thing, any more than animals are
  23. All Saints church in Aldwincle is ‘now offered as an upmarket camping venue’
  24. Catholics are not known for putting effigies of the Pope on their bonfires
  25. How to set some readers nodding sadly and others turning the page impatiently
  26. The press knew what Advent meant – calendars, mostly with chocolate
  27. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  28. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  29. It surprises me to see how much reliance broadcast news still puts on paper papers
  30. David Cameron, the Prime Minister, called on Muslim women to learn English
  31. There is a tendency by papers to deny murderers the status of human beings
  32. Pope Francis’ stock is pretty high with the secular press. They like him
  33. When you take up a carpet and find old newspapers, everything is fascinating
  34. Spain has a funny relationship with Islam
  35. Travelling hopefully
  36. At Easter, newspapers often reach for a bishop to say something
  37. For a story of adultery and the Primate of All England, the report was a model of propriety
  38. The biologist was appealing for an end to shaking hands and social kissing
  39. Leicester’s triumph was a welcome interlude in the relentless EU campaigning
  40. Even if Britain were a secular state, it would be hard to stop buses glorifying God
  41. Unlike David Bowie, Muhammad Ali’s story had a clearly godly side
  42. You can’t say that!
  43. I don’t mind rhymes in poetry, in fact I’m rather partial to them
  44. Like an improbable episode of The Archers was the thwarting of Boris Johnson
  45. The delights of geography appealed to her less strongly than the game of hacking
  46. Never mind apocalyptic fiction, reality is hard enough to credit any day
  47. I get the impression, unscientific as it is, that Catholic practice is not in decline
  48. How far could print readers be expected to be familiar with nun-paddling photos?
  49. Aesthetes who write poetry are sometimes hot potatoes with the opposite sex
  50. It looks as though the Devil would be better at predicting the outcome of horse races
  51. I don’t happen to know what violence Japanese Buddhists are busy in but it should stop
  52. It wasn’t the Archbishop’s own morals that were scoldworthy
  53. It was not that the cardinal was wearing thick black eye make-up that distracted me
  54. He is as much a practising Catholic, by his own account, as he is a practising homosexual
  55. I fear that brunch has the hallmarks of an abomination
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