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Christopher Howse



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  1. Neither cassocks nor vestments resemble dresses, any more than kilts do
  2. The silly, shallow level of the television- Twitter alliance
  3. The procedure seems to me like feeding a baby with another baby
  4. 175 years – 50 great catholics / Christopher Howse on Mary Douglas
  5. Cromwell (T.) and Cromwell (O.) knocked churches about a bit. Where does this get us?
  6. Even in the bath on Sunday morning I was talked at, via my portable radio
  7. Singing priests fill me with the same gloomy embarrassment as nuns playing football
  8. Some people think all Church of England clergymen are vicars
  9. ‘Unlike Zippo the Clown, nuns really do go about their lives dressed in their odd clothes’
  10. The press showed little sign of easing off to minimise the risk of imprisonment
  11. Mr Farron said something wry, memorable and a little sad about God
  12. Sunday shop closing was once regarded as socially progressive
  13. The concept of a holiday in Spain is ambiguous
  14. What is self-evident strikes different people in different ways
  15. Pens at dawn
  16. I don’t know why it said ‘other Nobel Prize winners’ since the Pope is not one
  17. Lord Carey said there has been ‘too much Muslim mass immigration’ to Europe
  18. Somehow coherence online seems less important than in print
  19. I’m not at all sure that religions are a good thing, any more than animals are
  20. All Saints church in Aldwincle is ‘now offered as an upmarket camping venue’
  21. Catholics are not known for putting effigies of the Pope on their bonfires
  22. How to set some readers nodding sadly and others turning the page impatiently
  23. The press knew what Advent meant – calendars, mostly with chocolate
  24. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  25. I mind the invisibility of the daily work of choirs for 51 weeks a year
  26. It surprises me to see how much reliance broadcast news still puts on paper papers
  27. David Cameron, the Prime Minister, called on Muslim women to learn English
  28. There is a tendency by papers to deny murderers the status of human beings
  29. Pope Francis’ stock is pretty high with the secular press. They like him
  30. When you take up a carpet and find old newspapers, everything is fascinating
  31. Spain has a funny relationship with Islam
  32. Travelling hopefully
  33. At Easter, newspapers often reach for a bishop to say something
  34. For a story of adultery and the Primate of All England, the report was a model of propriety
  35. The biologist was appealing for an end to shaking hands and social kissing
  36. Leicester’s triumph was a welcome interlude in the relentless EU campaigning
  37. Even if Britain were a secular state, it would be hard to stop buses glorifying God
  38. Unlike David Bowie, Muhammad Ali’s story had a clearly godly side
  39. You can’t say that!
  40. I don’t mind rhymes in poetry, in fact I’m rather partial to them
  41. Like an improbable episode of The Archers was the thwarting of Boris Johnson
  42. The delights of geography appealed to her less strongly than the game of hacking
  43. Never mind apocalyptic fiction, reality is hard enough to credit any day
  44. I get the impression, unscientific as it is, that Catholic practice is not in decline
  45. How far could print readers be expected to be familiar with nun-paddling photos?
  46. Aesthetes who write poetry are sometimes hot potatoes with the opposite sex
  47. It looks as though the Devil would be better at predicting the outcome of horse races
  48. I don’t happen to know what violence Japanese Buddhists are busy in but it should stop
  49. It wasn’t the Archbishop’s own morals that were scoldworthy
  50. It was not that the cardinal was wearing thick black eye make-up that distracted me
  51. He is as much a practising Catholic, by his own account, as he is a practising homosexual
  52. I fear that brunch has the hallmarks of an abomination
  53. I couldn’t help being reminded of Gladstone’s unfulfilled ambition
  54. These days God is mentioned all the time in the press, almost invisibly
JESUITS: 36TH GENERAL CONGREGATION
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