Appetite for distraction

A Catholic bishop’s astonishing comments on yoga and mindfulness are proof that it has learned nothing from its three decades of steady decline

27th October, 2019
Yoga is great for kids: it’s calming, and improves self-esteem – we can’t have that

Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been about 25 years since my last confession, and unless I meet Himself at the pearly gates, it will probably be my last.

You see, I lost my faith in the Catholic Church a long time ago. I don’t know if I ever had any faith to begin with, to be honest. I was indoctrinated, along with the rest of my generation.

My religious education...

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