THE editor of this newspaper remarked to me that he had spent the weekend with his head in a tub of wallpaper paste. This seems needlessly energetic when he could have had exactly the same sensation from reading the press releases of the National Secular Society
THE Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, was photographed last week on the Tube reading the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book Dethroning Mammon: Making money serve grace (Bloomsbury, 2016). No one, so far as I know, has commissioned a review to celebrate this
THERE is hardly anything in the papers that is not to do with the election in the United States
DID you know that Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump for President? If not, you’re right out of the loop: nearly 900,000 people shared the news on Facebook in the days before the US election.
IT IS A bad habit of mine to read press releases to their end, but every now and then it yields something worth while
THE announcement of last year’s Church of England attendance figures was a masterclass in waffle. You had to read down six paragraphs to get to the admission that Sunday attendance had fallen again, together with all the other measures
Andrew Brown considers a Telegraph interview with the Bishop of Gloucester
IT IS difficult to write about the great bell-ringing row at York Minster. There are things that we don’t know, and there are other things we might know but cannot print for legal reasons. Between them, it would seem safest to say nothing
IN HIS Guardian column on Monday, Simon Jenkins had some advice for the Archbishop of Canterbury (there is a very funny story doing the rounds about another journalist who delivered his advice in private, but that’s for another week): “Anyone coming fresh to the Church of England’s predicament sees ...
THERE was an excellent bit of reporting from Kathy Gannon, the AP’s veteran Pakistan correspondent, on an honour killing in a Lahore slum, which I have not seen any of the papers here pick up. I don’t think I have ever read a better, more penetrating, and less sentimental piece of journalism about an atrocity
I MAY be wrong, but it doesn’t look to me that the long-threatened schism is going anywhere very much