Because adultery and abortion are considered sinful in the Catholic Church, a large number of Christians (who take their faith very seriously) are appalled that a serial adulterer, and someone well known to have abandoned his children, could get away with taking the sacraments in Westminster Cathedral. Yet reinventing himself is part of his raison d’être. I suspect he has no particular attachment to being able to take the sacraments and went along with the whole process because he had no strong opinions either way — and that is exactly what a trickster would do.
Author: Rev Susie Courtault
Susie Courtault is a retired mental health social worker. She has a BA and MA in the History of Art from Kingston and Sussex universities. She was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2012 and leads services for Brighton Unitarian Church, where she is a member. She writes about art, spirituality, feminism and the human condition
As International Women’s Day approaches, Susie Courtault regrets the loss of EU anti-discrimination protection of women’s maternity rights as she discusses the recently lost Pregnant then Screwed court case and argues why they should have won.
Susie Courtault explores the role of religion in US politics, examining the differences between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. While Trump cynically used Christianity to court the right-wing evangelical base, Biden at his inauguration pledged to restore the soul of America in a truly unifying speech, imbued with heart and soul, and love cloaked in patriotism.
While citizen journalists in the UK work to combat mainstream media bias, other countries arrest and torture the brave voices who speak truth to power. Susie Courtault examines the treatment of two women journalists, in China and Saudi Arabia, and fears for the future of human rights protection in the UK.
Our pre-Covid existence was not normal. We normalised greed, inequity and depletion. We should not long to return.
This government’s ridiculous attempt to criminalise a movement that sees the planet as sacred’
For 24 hours last week, an ordinary black woman took centre stage following a moment of spontaneity after the Black Lives Matter protest. Marc Quinn’s statue ‘A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020’ was never meant to be permanent, yet it had meaning and was erected to elicit debate about the future of the plinth […]