If the spheres of religion, motoring and rambling op-ed columns were three sets in a journalistic Venn diagram, then their intersection would contain William Scholes.
He has the pleasures of writing about faith and cars for the Irish News, a blend of God and mammon likely to be unique in daily newspapers, perhaps for good reason.
He is possibly the only journalist to have reported from the funeral of Pope John Paul II, driven an electric BMW i3 at the Brands Hatch race track, a Ferrari round the Ards Peninsula and to have been in St Peter's Square for the election of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict and Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis. He has held the coveted 'tidiest desk in the newsroom' title every year since joining the Irish News in 2002.
EPIC and captivating rivalries between mighty foes ring throughout history, echoing across the ages: David and Goliath; Achilles and Hector; Peter Rabbit and Mr McGregor; Captain Ahab and Moby Dick; Itchy and Scratchy.
MARY McAleese has given her backing to a study which claims to have disproved Christian objections to same-sex relationships, speaking of her hope that it will convince the Catholic Church to "open its eyes and ears" on the issue.