The Rev James McCaskill, 32, has been given a year to revive the fortunes of St Mary Magdalene in Lundwood, a former mining community near Barnsley. The three-part programme charting his efforts is due to be broadcast by Channel 4 later this year.Also from the Telegraph is this apparant revival of muscular Christianity:
Churches and Christian groups worldwide are organising military-style boot camps and "weekend warrior" retreats to help men fight their perceived emasculation within church-going societies. The inspiration for the movement is Wild at Heart, a book by Colorado-based author John Eldredge, who believes "God designed men to be dangerous". The book has already sold 1.5 million copies in English and been translated into 16 languages.This contrasts with a much more civilized approach to Christian anthropology put forward by Matt at The Shrine.
For those who like that sort of thing, there's a bull-fighting picture in the Corriere della Sera. The matador was, we are informed, only slightly wounded.