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Christopher Howse



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  1. The press knew what Advent meant – calendars, mostly with chocolate
  2. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  3. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  4. It surprises me to see how much reliance broadcast news still puts on paper papers
  5. David Cameron, the Prime Minister, called on Muslim women to learn English
  6. There is a tendency by papers to deny murderers the status of human beings
  7. Pope Francis’ stock is pretty high with the secular press. They like him
  8. When you take up a carpet and find old newspapers, everything is fascinating
  9. Spain has a funny relationship with Islam
  10. Travelling hopefully
  11. At Easter, newspapers often reach for a bishop to say something
  12. For a story of adultery and the Primate of All England, the report was a model of propriety
  13. The biologist was appealing for an end to shaking hands and social kissing
  14. Leicester’s triumph was a welcome interlude in the relentless EU campaigning
  15. Even if Britain were a secular state, it would be hard to stop buses glorifying God
  16. Unlike David Bowie, Muhammad Ali’s story had a clearly godly side
  17. You can’t say that!
  18. I don’t mind rhymes in poetry, in fact I’m rather partial to them
  19. Like an improbable episode of The Archers was the thwarting of Boris Johnson
  20. The delights of geography appealed to her less strongly than the game of hacking
  21. Never mind apocalyptic fiction, reality is hard enough to credit any day
  22. I get the impression, unscientific as it is, that Catholic practice is not in decline
  23. How far could print readers be expected to be familiar with nun-paddling photos?
  24. Aesthetes who write poetry are sometimes hot potatoes with the opposite sex
  25. It looks as though the Devil would be better at predicting the outcome of horse races
  26. I don’t happen to know what violence Japanese Buddhists are busy in but it should stop
  27. It wasn’t the Archbishop’s own morals that were scoldworthy
  28. It was not that the cardinal was wearing thick black eye make-up that distracted me
  29. He is as much a practising Catholic, by his own account, as he is a practising homosexual
  30. I fear that brunch has the hallmarks of an abomination
  31. I couldn’t help being reminded of Gladstone’s unfulfilled ambition
  32. These days God is mentioned all the time in the press, almost invisibly
  33. It was not nice: cardboardy, piped-musicy, with no spoon to harvest the spuma
  34. Obituaries throw the silhouettes of lives against a screen of eternity
  35. What an idea! Hitler an architect? He did enough harm as it was
  36. Canonisation requires more than turning soup cans into art and shooting sex films
  37. He had fathered a boy in 1974. It is the sort of thing that could happen to any man
  38. Anti-papal jibes derive from chants by Rangers supporters against Celtic
  39. Mrs May’s remarks had become what aficionados of Twitter call a ‘meme’
  40. We could all become rich by doing nothing the year round but eating buns in teashops
  41. The world is now going to hell in very expensively engineered handcarts
  42. Mr Wynne-Jones, the clergyman, is an old Jesus man (in the Oxonian sense)
  43. Presumptions about religion and the latest atrocity in Britain lay in a jumble
  44. I'd have thought the one thing that wasn't controversial is that we are all sinners
  45. The Government was petrified of a small revolt on its own benches
  46. The headline was the most bafflingly erroneous I have seen for many a long year
  47. Here’s a band having fun being serious – and they have almost united the critics
  48. Papers are easily embarrassed, like dogs made to wear fancy dress
  49. I can’t quite think it a sin to buy a shirt at Marks & Spencer, even on a Sunday
  50. Nobody doubts that the bones of Charlemagne’s forearm are in the reliquary
  51. Catalans thrive on adversity in an almost mystical way
  52. As so often, the landscape came over very well on radio
  53. As so often, the landscape came over very well on radio
  54. The Spanish national anthem is a march, lasting 52 seconds, but it has no agreed lyrics
  55. The Spanish national anthem is a march, lasting 52 seconds, but it has no agreed lyrics
  56. The Spanish national anthem is a march, lasting 52 seconds, but it has no agreed lyrics
  57. We are ritual animals and this was the artistic if artless ritual that death invited
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