Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Roman Catholic version of Keith Flett

has died, I'm sorry to say. I speak, of course, of none other than that inveterate letter-writer, Bishop Emeritus Hugh Lindsay. I don't know how the letters pages of The Catholic Herald, Tablet and Catholic Times are going to manage without him.
I think this is a suitable occasion for the editors of the above mentioned publications to, how shall I put it, er, restructure, the letters pages, take a broom to them and sweep out some of the crankier correspondents, like those crashing bores, Elizabeth Price and Sean Fagan. Fagan's last epistle in The Tablet, gushing about one of Tina Beattie's pieces, was more than my stomach could bear.

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