Christopher Howse

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  1. The word ‘it’ seems odd, if it refers to God. Do people call God ‘it’?
  2. Can a honey diet cure cancer? Was Hitler an MI6 plant? As the lady said, ‘No, no, no’
  3. One beaming pontiff plus two unmolested doves add up to a positive message
  4. Only a culture that retains Christian belief employs holy names in bad language
  5. Most journalists are unbelieving and increasingly ignorant of religion
  6. British papers do not want their offices burnt down and their staff killed
  7. Neither cassocks nor vestments resemble dresses, any more than kilts do
  8. The silly, shallow level of the television- Twitter alliance
  9. The procedure seems to me like feeding a baby with another baby
  10. 175 years – 50 great catholics / Christopher Howse on Mary Douglas
  11. Cromwell (T.) and Cromwell (O.) knocked churches about a bit. Where does this get us?
  12. Even in the bath on Sunday morning I was talked at, via my portable radio
  13. Singing priests fill me with the same gloomy embarrassment as nuns playing football
  14. Some people think all Church of England clergymen are vicars
  15. ‘Unlike Zippo the Clown, nuns really do go about their lives dressed in their odd clothes’
  16. The press showed little sign of easing off to minimise the risk of imprisonment
  17. Mr Farron said something wry, memorable and a little sad about God
  18. Sunday shop closing was once regarded as socially progressive
  19. The concept of a holiday in Spain is ambiguous
  20. What is self-evident strikes different people in different ways
  21. Pens at dawn
  22. I don’t know why it said ‘other Nobel Prize winners’ since the Pope is not one
  23. Lord Carey said there has been ‘too much Muslim mass immigration’ to Europe
  24. Somehow coherence online seems less important than in print
  25. I’m not at all sure that religions are a good thing, any more than animals are
  26. All Saints church in Aldwincle is ‘now offered as an upmarket camping venue’
  27. Catholics are not known for putting effigies of the Pope on their bonfires
  28. How to set some readers nodding sadly and others turning the page impatiently
  29. The press knew what Advent meant – calendars, mostly with chocolate
  30. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  31. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  32. It surprises me to see how much reliance broadcast news still puts on paper papers
  33. David Cameron, the Prime Minister, called on Muslim women to learn English
  34. There is a tendency by papers to deny murderers the status of human beings
  35. Pope Francis’ stock is pretty high with the secular press. They like him
  36. When you take up a carpet and find old newspapers, everything is fascinating
  37. Spain has a funny relationship with Islam
  38. Travelling hopefully
  39. At Easter, newspapers often reach for a bishop to say something
  40. For a story of adultery and the Primate of All England, the report was a model of propriety
  41. The biologist was appealing for an end to shaking hands and social kissing
  42. Leicester’s triumph was a welcome interlude in the relentless EU campaigning
  43. Even if Britain were a secular state, it would be hard to stop buses glorifying God
  44. Unlike David Bowie, Muhammad Ali’s story had a clearly godly side
  45. You can’t say that!
  46. I don’t mind rhymes in poetry, in fact I’m rather partial to them
  47. Like an improbable episode of The Archers was the thwarting of Boris Johnson
  48. The delights of geography appealed to her less strongly than the game of hacking
  49. Never mind apocalyptic fiction, reality is hard enough to credit any day
  50. I get the impression, unscientific as it is, that Catholic practice is not in decline
  51. How far could print readers be expected to be familiar with nun-paddling photos?
  52. Aesthetes who write poetry are sometimes hot potatoes with the opposite sex
  53. It looks as though the Devil would be better at predicting the outcome of horse races
  54. I don’t happen to know what violence Japanese Buddhists are busy in but it should stop
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