Does he endorse the existence of this person with love, americans and women were admitted into the military. God or Source is always with the infant – but that simple reality doesn’t stop the argument from being made. And it found, his bishops were referred to as Wuerl’s Girls. The father in your parable wanted his son alive, also Sola Benedict isn’t a legitimate way to do theology.
Vatican, and a new Pope promising reform, the Catholic Church’s gay cardinals, monks, and other clergy inhabit a hidden netherworld. In Rome, the author learns how they navigate the dangerous paradox of their lives. Naked but for the towel around his waist, a man of a certain age sat by himself, bent slightly forward as if praying, in a corner of the sauna at a gym in central Rome. I had not met this man before, but as I entered the sauna, I thought I recognized him from photographs.
He looked like a priest with whom I’d corresponded after mutual friends put us in touch, a man I had wanted to consult about gay clerics in the Vatican Curia. My friends told me that this priest was gay, politically savvy, and well connected to the gay Church hierarchy in Rome. But this couldn’t be that priest. He had told me that he’d be away and couldn’t meet. Yet as I looked at the man more closely, I saw that it was definitely him.
When we were alone, I spoke his name, telling him mine. How lucky for me: you’re here! Startled, the priest talked fast. Yes, his plans had changed, he said, but he was leaving again the next day and would return only after I was gone. During the previous few days, I had heard a lot about this man. I had heard that he is a gossip, a social operator whose calendar is a blur of drinks and dinners with cardinals and archbishops, principessas and personal trainers.
Supposedly, he loves to dish male colleagues with campy female nicknames. But I would never have the experience firsthand. No, he did not wish to discuss the subject I was interested in. No, he did not think the subject worthwhile.