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Christopher Howse



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