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Christopher Howse



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  1. I get the impression, unscientific as it is, that Catholic practice is not in decline
  2. How far could print readers be expected to be familiar with nun-paddling photos?
  3. Aesthetes who write poetry are sometimes hot potatoes with the opposite sex
  4. It looks as though the Devil would be better at predicting the outcome of horse races
  5. I don’t happen to know what violence Japanese Buddhists are busy in but it should stop
  6. It wasn’t the Archbishop’s own morals that were scoldworthy
  7. It was not that the cardinal was wearing thick black eye make-up that distracted me
  8. He is as much a practising Catholic, by his own account, as he is a practising homosexual
  9. I fear that brunch has the hallmarks of an abomination
  10. I couldn’t help being reminded of Gladstone’s unfulfilled ambition
  11. These days God is mentioned all the time in the press, almost invisibly
  12. It was not nice: cardboardy, piped-musicy, with no spoon to harvest the spuma
  13. Obituaries throw the silhouettes of lives against a screen of eternity
  14. What an idea! Hitler an architect? He did enough harm as it was
  15. Canonisation requires more than turning soup cans into art and shooting sex films
  16. He had fathered a boy in 1974. It is the sort of thing that could happen to any man
  17. Anti-papal jibes derive from chants by Rangers supporters against Celtic
  18. Mrs May’s remarks had become what aficionados of Twitter call a ‘meme’
  19. We could all become rich by doing nothing the year round but eating buns in teashops
  20. The world is now going to hell in very expensively engineered handcarts
  21. Mr Wynne-Jones, the clergyman, is an old Jesus man (in the Oxonian sense)
  22. Presumptions about religion and the latest atrocity in Britain lay in a jumble
  23. I'd have thought the one thing that wasn't controversial is that we are all sinners
  24. The Government was petrified of a small revolt on its own benches
  25. The headline was the most bafflingly erroneous I have seen for many a long year
  26. Here’s a band having fun being serious – and they have almost united the critics
  27. Papers are easily embarrassed, like dogs made to wear fancy dress
  28. I can’t quite think it a sin to buy a shirt at Marks & Spencer, even on a Sunday
  29. Nobody doubts that the bones of Charlemagne’s forearm are in the reliquary
  30. Catalans thrive on adversity in an almost mystical way
  31. As so often, the landscape came over very well on radio
  32. The Spanish national anthem is a march, lasting 52 seconds, but it has no agreed lyrics
  33. We are ritual animals and this was the artistic if artless ritual that death invited
  34. At least Meghan Markle has been divorced only once, if that
  35. Was I being pharisaical in choosing the goats’ cheese mousse?
  36. I don’t know how Meghan Markle has evaded baptism for so long
  37. I've been wondering which Commandment prohibits leaving your initials on someone’s liver.
  38. St Mark’s is an astonishing place to worship, but the music isn’t up to much
  39. Most people think of an apocalypse as a disaster not a light-filled revelation
  40. ‘I can’t see any difficulty in asking God to lay on sunny weather on occasion’
  41. Christopher Howse on the murdered French Gendarme and dying for the 'scattered children of God'
  42. It seems important that one can declare one’s name solemnly and expect to be believed
  43. Teaching the faith: an exploration of God's presence by Cardinal Vincent Nichols
  44. The new royal baby is public property, or at least represents all the babies of the nation
  45. There's no pleasing some people; imagine if the Pope had called for more weapons
  46. I’m still just able to take pleasure in denouncing an inanimate paving stone
  47. ‘I’ve shared a platform with worse people. As a journalist one cannot always choose’
  48. Hoveton’s Catholics are certainly more in evidence than those of Ambridge
  49. Lots of things are dangerous: the sea, stairs, lions…
  50. Could we contemplate demolishing the present St Peter’s, and if not, why not?
  51. I happily touch or kiss the pilgrim-worn statue of St James at Compostela
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