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Quotes of the week

12 January 2024


Post Office leaders allowed computerised systems and corporate reputations to override their fundamental ethical responsibilities. . . St Basil of Caesarea defined sin as the misuse of powers given us by God for doing good. To me, that seems like a fitting description of what went wrong when Post Office leaders abused their powers in ways that betrayed the logic of love

Tina Beattie, Roman Catholic theologian, Thought for the Day, Radio 4, 10 January

After a day spent using voice recognition to draft personal letters to clergy, I can now reveal the software’s top 5 failures to recognise C of E jargon.

Diocese -> darkness

Curate -> Kate

Benefice -> benefits

Missional -> miserable

And the winner… Stipendiary -> Skype injury

David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, X/Twitter, 3 January


Channel 4 is to be congratulated on raising the nation’s libido with The Couple Next Door [TV, 8 December]. After watching episode 3 (4 December), my husband and I, both late octogenarians, fell passionately into bed — not our usual custom these days!

Name and address withheld (wouldn’t go down well in our clergy retirement home. . .)

Letter, Radio Times, 6-12 January edition

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