The Cardinal and the gay man and the sun in their eyes @pilgrimchris

about 4 years ago

nickholloway

nickholloway - about 4 years ago

@thermalsatsuma that's kind of you Neil, and insightful. Whichever way one approaches the matter it seems to me to remain a thorny conversation. I'm pleased to have found my way free of it after those many years.

thermalsatsuma

thermalsatsuma - about 4 years ago

A fascinating story, and I have to admit (as an atheist) that I am humbled by your willingness to tackle the issue of the Catholic Church's treatment of gay people from within by reasoned discussion rather than from without by polemic.

syzygy

syzygy - about 4 years ago

That is truly lovely, Nick. Two good men, to be sure.

nickholloway

nickholloway - about 4 years ago

@syzygy thanks James ;) ...I remember thinking, through the correspondence and encounter with him, that he seemed as much defeated by the situation as I was, which may have been the basis of the kindness we discovered for each other in our brief exchange.

syzygy

syzygy - about 4 years ago

That was a very interesting, compelling story. Cardinal Hume, eh?

It ended rather abruptly. I was waiting for the bit where as you say, he listened.. but as you left he said "But rules is rules, mate.." :/