Catholicism’s relationship with the British state has often been complex and contrardictory. Some may even claim it’s been paradoxical. There’s an interesting panoply of chararacters from modern English Catholicism in the Economist. Strangely perhaps for Irish eyes, some of them deeply sympathetic to the cause of Ulster Unionists.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty