I don't usually do politics and/or religion here, but something about this whole thing has slightly freaked me out.
I never had much contact with Catholics, growing up in the North (Presbyterians) then moving to Cornwall when I was eight (Methodists). There weren't exactly dreaming spires at Derby Poly either, their Christian Union being made of one bloke who kept apologising, and although Canterbury has some religious connotations a) I'm fairly sure they're not Catholic, and b) I mostly hung out with jewite homosexualists anyway.
So weirdly, I never even met any Catholics until I started working in television, and they were definitely lapsed, and didn't want to talk about it. Thus my knowledge of Catholicism is, at best, a tad sketchy.
So, what I want to know then:
1. Does Tony Blair hate gays and jews now? (this will help him in his new job I suppose)
2. Is he against contraception?
3. If the answer to 1) and 2) are 'no', does he in some way believe that the rituals and ceremonies of catholicism have actual effects (like casting 'Protect From Evil' in D&D) that your standard/Anglican church doesn't?
If the answer to this is 'no' also, then:
4. Does he just like candles?
UPDATE: or, I suppose, 5. Did Cherie make him do it? She's Liverpudlian, isn't she, they're terribly sentimental.*
UPDATE 2: Just so other religions don't feel left out, an excellent Even Stephen
* Unless Carla Lane lied to me, which is looking increasingly possible.