Christopher Howse

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