In my copy of today’s Telegraph, there is a commentary about the late Cardinal Newman, whose beatification is being celebrated by Pope Gregory during his visit to Great Britain. It is an respectful piece of writing by a journalist who specialises in matters religious, and is, therefore, given pride of place on the pages of that publication.
But I wonder if the advertising people who, of course, help fund the production and profit base of that august publication had perhaps both sets of fingers crossed when they wrapped an advert for the insurance potential of a credit card around that commentary?
It is not often that one reads a commentary on a highly-significant religious figure not only adjacent to, but wrapped around by an advert which utilises, but of course does not print-out, the well-known phrase “S***t Happens”! Shades of the Foreign Office perhaps?