Life in a small town

Varia … from Fr. Hunwicke’s blogspot …

Just a short humorous note from the Blogspot “Liturgical Notes” :
 (3) I think I heard yesterday some woman called Libby Purves, on the Home Service, utter the phrase “the clammy hand of Irish Catholicism was on her shoulder”.

“The clammy hand of Pakistani Islam was on her shoulder”.
“The clammy hand of Tibetan Buddhism was on his shoulder”.
“The clammy hand of Hampstead Agnosticism was on her shoulder”.
“The clammy hand of Grauniad Liberalism was on his shoulder”.
“The clammy hand of pacifist Quakerism was on her shoulder.”
“The clammy hand of Media Homosexualism was on his shoulder”.
“The clammy hand of the Russian ghettoes was on her shoulder”.
“The clammy hand of Irish Catholicism was on his shoulder”
“The clammy hand of a dim BBC chat-show hostess who had come to hate the Catholicism in which she was brought up was on his shoulder”. 

I wonder how many of these delightfully flippant formulae would be considered acceptable as obiter dicta on the modern Beeb (ed. or CBC). Or is there now just one single ‘identity’ which all Sensible People can join in slagging off to their hearts’ content?

If so, then, in the modern fashion, I proclaim “Je suis Irish Catholic.””

Cheers

Joe

clinging to our guns and religion

Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.

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