The Church dissolves indissoluble marriages already

Some Catholics are upset at Pope Francis’s suggestion that perhaps Catholics who have married outside the Church might be admitted back to the sacraments.  Some even regard the Pope as a heretic (strange how such people are almost always...

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Long lines of baboons begging for sex

I once went to Mass in St Peter's.  They should sell the Vatican to Branson and give the money to the poor.  St Peter's was built on the scandal of indulgences and is a monument to the worldiness of...

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The Stupid Interlocutor

Many people, I notice, have a much-prized stupid interlocutor, who ministers greatly to their self-esteem and their triumphs over whom they frequently recount. “The Eiffel tower is only three feet high”, says the stupid interlocutor. I kept quiet. I...

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From a Native American

Everything was possessed of personality, only differing from us in form. Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks, and the birds and animals that shared, alike...

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Suppose you had a movement which put loving other people…

Suppose you had a movement which put loving other people and forgiving them before all else.  What would happen? It would take over the world and then start burning them alive, torturing them in dungeons,  enslaving them and threatening...

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Dismayed by Mrs May’s lack of dismay

I was deeply dismayed by Mrs May’s lack of desperation and horror when asked if she is prepared to annihilate millions at the press of a button.  Yet I don’t think Corbyn is right either.  I’ve never been able...

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The sublimity of Gower’s cover drive

Our experiences of the sublime - a magnificent sky, Mozart's requiem, Gower's cover drive -so escape the constrictions of sensibility, so fill the mind with pleasure on the occasions of their occurrence, it is only when we think about...

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Darius, Boris and a blast from the past

Nothing illegal but...Darius, Boris and a blast from the past. The Independent March 30th 2009.

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