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The C of E’s reshuffle coverage

The C of E’s reshuffle coverage

Press: SO THE mountain laboured and brought forth - a hamster, maybe? The difficult thing for the national presss about the women-bishops story was to comprehend the motives of the opponents, and the politicking behind it.

The dubious morality of choice

The dubious morality of choice

Press: A SERIES of exchanges in The Guardian showed - quite unintentionally - why the debate on assisted suicide will be lost, and how.

Leninist thinking in the Vatican?

Leninist thinking in the Vatican?

Press: THE news that Jesus would have supported gay marriage among the clergy came to us from Sir Elton John, a man with excellent celebrity contacts. It made the front page of Metro.

Gove’s Greeks don’t need a horse

Gove’s Greeks don’t need a horse

Press: THE best sense I have read about "faith schools" and the supposed "Trojan horse" plot was actually in The New York Times, where Kenan Malik stripped it down to essentials. It was not so much that he made any new points, but he left out all the inessential ones.

Take this news with tweezers

Take this news with tweezers

Press: CONFUSING news out of Rome. According to The Times, "Church rift is a scandal, admits Pope". According to Google Translate, applied to a Spanish newspaper report, "Francis Pope" said: "The secession of a nation must be taken with tweezers,"

Press finds cesspit irresistible

Press finds cesspit irresistible

Press:  TWO things this week to illustrate how little facts count against the power of story. The first and most egregious is the claim that 800 babies' corpses had been disposed of in a septic tank behind a home for fallen women run by nuns in Ireland.

In praise of modest living

In praise of modest living

Press: The lack of interest shown by the daily papers in live Christians has been vividly shown by the defenestration of Ruth Gledhill from The Times, but it still was a shock to find how easy it is for dead ones to make the front of the Telegraph.

Top journalism, and its opposite

Top journalism, and its opposite

Press: TWO fascinating pieces about the Middle East this week, illustrating two entirely different modes of journalism.

Judicial killing . . . and platitudes

Judicial killing . . . and platitudes

Press: THERE is a kind of perfection to which all press releases aspire but few attain. A true master will avoid any trace of novelty or substance, since either will clog the airy splendour of self-affirmation, just as egg yolk clogs attempts to whip up whites into apparent substance. Complete vacuity combined with self-promotion really isn't easy.

End of the line at The Times

End of the line at The Times

Press: THE TIMES has abolished the post of Religious Affairs Correspondent, and with it, its incumbent, Ruth Gledhill. It is tempting to say that this is the first time it has happened since the Reformation, but, as so often, that turns out to be not quite true.

The power of the ordinary

The power of the ordinary

Press: The big service in St Paul's Cathedral, and in particular the picture of the Archbishop of Canterbury, a lone purple dot in a sea of white-clad women, was moving and spectacular, though for most of the world I suspect 20 years too late. 

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A poet who sets puzzles

A poet who sets puzzles

After the publication of a new edition of Rowan Williams's poems, Cole Moreton asks the priest-poet what goes on behind the verse  Subscribe to read more

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Comedian tells Christians how it is

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