Tweeted this for a reason. Luke spent 26 years at a publication which he personally turned from a newspaper into a magazine. Worked long hours, travelled 200 miles a day, kind beyond measure. The treatrment of my dear friend is the shabbiest thing I’ve seen in my career. twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1 … twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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Hearing a lot of praise for Cardinal Bo. Glad to see that in addition to denouncing Chinese atrocities he’s an eloquent defender of religious freedom in Myanmar – unlike hypocrite Aung San Suu Kyi. twitter.com/benedictrogers/sta … twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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🔁 Damian Thompson Retweeted:
Blaise Pascal @BlaiseP16856825

Your last sentence on your podcast rings so true, 'Where were you (bishops) when I needed you'. twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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B. Shelton @sidealtar

Our parish church is open, as are all the churches in this diocese. No mobs so far. twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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Jane Perdue @IsleAwhile

Virtue signaling from a safe distance. Unlike the everyday laborers in God's vineyards. twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1 … twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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And as far as I can work out, the bishops went to the Government and said 'Can we have a ban so we can virtue-signal, please?' twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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It’s ridicuous to suggest that some churches couldn’t be kept open for private prayer without posing a significant health risk. Harry Mount is brilliant on this and on the spiritual signficiance of sacred architecture. Please listen! twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1 … twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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I have just been talking to the journalist I most admire, both professionally and personally. He's not a household name; he wouldn’t want to be. He’s @LukeCoppen. twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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Please join me in thanking those priests – and that includes every single priest I know – who are living out their vocations, sometimes in defiance of ludicrous restriction placed on them by their own bishops. twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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As the scale of the Catholic and Anglican bishops’ mishandling of this crisis becomes ever clearer, so too does the extraordinary witness of so many ordinary clergy, frustrated and angered by their bosses’ bureaucratic indolence. twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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🔁 Damian Thompson Retweeted:
John D @JohnD29993959

Wish we had such Cardinals in Europe and North America! Right now, they are nowhere to be seen or heard, other than perhaps on a live stream where nothing like this would be said.... twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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Every use of the fatuous term New World Order, beloved of conspiracy theorists everywhere including some really sinister ones, weakens valid criticism of this pontificate. twitter.com/Wally4Jesus/status … twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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Incredible feeling of camaraderie in my little street as we clapped our hands in support of the NHS and other public services. Wonderful to see! twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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Cardinal Burke is magnificent on on the spineless and unnecessary total closure of churches during the epidemic. The Churches will – literally – pay for this when the crisis is over. cardinalburke.com/presentation …. twitter.com/holysmoke/status/1

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