Sara Maitland

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  1. I have never seen a Christmas card showing Salome, who doubted the virginity of Mary
  2. We live in a culture in which all the emphasis is focused on sexual love
  3. I think this is nonsense – pietistic, dualistic, exclusive, ugly, stupid nonsense
  4. We have lost the sense, strong in the early Church, that asceticism sets us free
  5. Chocolate is ‘innocent’ in the eyes of the Church. Its consumption breaks no fast
  6. Official teaching has changed throughout the whole history of the Church
  7. Beauty is getting a bad press, accused of being both ‘too subjective’ and ‘unjust’
  8. A triathlon is a dynamic and surprisingly theologically complete image of the Trinity
  9. There are more than 5,000 bishops – far more than the Pope can know personally
  10. We need to question the duty of priests not to disclose anything they learn from penitents
  11. We have never canonised an artist or a scientist for their witness to the creativity of God
  12. There is absolutely no reason to suppose that Latin is a superior language
  13. There is a profound terror – especially among men – about ‘de-gendering’ God
  14. There is no buzz in the world as sweet as the ‘high end’ moments of prayer
  15. At the centre of the gospel imagery, Jesus calls us friends
  16. Beautifully written but short on joy
  17. Nothing in the text links Mary of Magdala to the woman ‘of the city’
  18. In the name of ‘freedom of choice’, we make ourselves less happy and less honest
  19. One of the boys’ schoolmates made a thousand origami cranes for his trapped friend
  20. Desert delights: A good old-fashioned travel book by William Atkins
  21. I hope we always have a Pope who ‘dares’ to call on the whole body to act as Jesus acts
  22. I felt so pettish and sulky that I refused to say my daily Rosary decade
  23. Light shed on darkness

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