I have just been shown the latest edition of the Northern Cross. By means of the old trick of using the word "include" in order to avoid mentioning someone, it omits from its list of Catholic MPs in the North East the one whose constituency includes the old Irish stronghold of Consett, the old Recusant stronghold of Esh, and, for the moment, Ushaw College.
You see, the Northern Cross, distributed almost, if almost, exclusively on Catholic church premises, desperately wanted this seat to go to a supporter of partial-birth abortion, although it did not care which one. Subscription to that position is in fact required for inclusion on a Labour all-women shortlist, from which Catholics are therefore, and intentionally, banned by the Labour Party. But the Northern Cross refused to print this fact, cheerfully colluding in what looked at that time to be the condemnation of this constituency to such an infanticidal MP.
However, as a result of the same activities, an exception had to be made in this case, so that the MP here is now Pat Glass, practising Catholic and valiant defender of Ushaw College. Much to what is still the obvious chagrin of the Northern Cross.