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Christopher Howse



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  1. The press showed little sign of easing off to minimise the risk of imprisonment
  2. Mr Farron said something wry, memorable and a little sad about God
  3. Sunday shop closing was once regarded as socially progressive
  4. The concept of a holiday in Spain is ambiguous
  5. What is self-evident strikes different people in different ways
  6. Pens at dawn
  7. I don’t know why it said ‘other Nobel Prize winners’ since the Pope is not one
  8. Lord Carey said there has been ‘too much Muslim mass immigration’ to Europe
  9. Somehow coherence online seems less important than in print
  10. I’m not at all sure that religions are a good thing, any more than animals are
  11. All Saints church in Aldwincle is ‘now offered as an upmarket camping venue’
  12. Catholics are not known for putting effigies of the Pope on their bonfires
  13. How to set some readers nodding sadly and others turning the page impatiently
  14. The press knew what Advent meant – calendars, mostly with chocolate
  15. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  16. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  17. It surprises me to see how much reliance broadcast news still puts on paper papers
  18. David Cameron, the Prime Minister, called on Muslim women to learn English
  19. There is a tendency by papers to deny murderers the status of human beings
  20. Pope Francis’ stock is pretty high with the secular press. They like him
  21. When you take up a carpet and find old newspapers, everything is fascinating
  22. Spain has a funny relationship with Islam
  23. Travelling hopefully
  24. At Easter, newspapers often reach for a bishop to say something
  25. For a story of adultery and the Primate of All England, the report was a model of propriety
  26. The biologist was appealing for an end to shaking hands and social kissing
  27. Leicester’s triumph was a welcome interlude in the relentless EU campaigning
  28. Even if Britain were a secular state, it would be hard to stop buses glorifying God
  29. Unlike David Bowie, Muhammad Ali’s story had a clearly godly side
  30. You can’t say that!
  31. I don’t mind rhymes in poetry, in fact I’m rather partial to them
  32. Like an improbable episode of The Archers was the thwarting of Boris Johnson
  33. The delights of geography appealed to her less strongly than the game of hacking
  34. Never mind apocalyptic fiction, reality is hard enough to credit any day
  35. I get the impression, unscientific as it is, that Catholic practice is not in decline
  36. How far could print readers be expected to be familiar with nun-paddling photos?
  37. Aesthetes who write poetry are sometimes hot potatoes with the opposite sex
  38. It looks as though the Devil would be better at predicting the outcome of horse races
  39. I don’t happen to know what violence Japanese Buddhists are busy in but it should stop
  40. It wasn’t the Archbishop’s own morals that were scoldworthy
  41. It was not that the cardinal was wearing thick black eye make-up that distracted me
  42. He is as much a practising Catholic, by his own account, as he is a practising homosexual
  43. I fear that brunch has the hallmarks of an abomination
  44. I couldn’t help being reminded of Gladstone’s unfulfilled ambition
  45. These days God is mentioned all the time in the press, almost invisibly
  46. It was not nice: cardboardy, piped-musicy, with no spoon to harvest the spuma
  47. Obituaries throw the silhouettes of lives against a screen of eternity
  48. What an idea! Hitler an architect? He did enough harm as it was
  49. Canonisation requires more than turning soup cans into art and shooting sex films
  50. He had fathered a boy in 1974. It is the sort of thing that could happen to any man
  51. Anti-papal jibes derive from chants by Rangers supporters against Celtic
  52. Mrs May’s remarks had become what aficionados of Twitter call a ‘meme’
  53. We could all become rich by doing nothing the year round but eating buns in teashops
  54. The world is now going to hell in very expensively engineered handcarts
  55. Mr Wynne-Jones, the clergyman, is an old Jesus man (in the Oxonian sense)
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