Christopher Howse

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

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