The Guardian Unlimited
features a piece on the Catholicism of Tony Blair
. As noted in the article, Blair regularly attends mass with his [Catholic] wife and children, and has received communion in a private mass with the Pope himself, leading the Guardian to conclude that he is a closet Catholic. Cardinal Hume, however, allegedly warned Blair not to receive communion; this could either contradict the Guardian's theory, or it could simply point to his ideological inconsistencies with Catholic teaching. Either way, a fascinating question.