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Thread #173167   Message #4199617
Posted By: GUEST,Steve Shaw
23-Mar-24 - 09:45 PM
Thread Name: English pro-life album: Little Innocents (Garbutt)
Subject: RE: English pro-life album: Little Innocents (Garbutt)
Well Joe has probably worked out that, though I regard meself to be an atheist, I'm still, sort of, a Catholic. I'm very happy to think that my upbringing is impossible to shake off, and why would I want to do that anyway. In 1976 Mrs Steve and I argued face to face with Bishop Victor Guazzelli that we shouldn't be forced to raise our future children as Catholics if we didn't want to (Mrs Steve is not a Catholic) - and he agreed, after some very tough talking, and gave us the dispensation. We then married in the Catholic Church. Maybe I wouldn't go down such a path today, but hey ho. I wonder what such a free-thinking man as the rather fearsome Bishop Victor would have thought of our current debate. I have a sneaky feeling that he would have sided with me and Joe!

Bishop Victor, champion of the poor in London's East End. Well worth a google! He'd make a damn sight better saint than John-Paul II for sure!