Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Globe religion reporter blogs from Rome.
The Boston Globe's fine religion reporter Michael Paulson is blogging from Rome as Archbishop O'Malley gets his scarlet zucchetto. I hope he keeps it up when he gets back to Boston.
Update: Apparently O'Malley now has his own copy of Michelle Deakin's excellent Skinner House book, Gay Marriage, Real Life: Ten Stories of Love and Family. Paulson writes that Charles Martel, a gay Catholic with the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry, sent Paulson a note in response to his interview with the archbishop. Martel writes:
"A couple of weeks ago I sent O'Malley a letter on RCFM stationery identifying myself as a board member and also as project coordinator of Roman Catholics for the Freedom to Marry. I sent him two books, one about ten gay couples, and one by a lesbian about her life and her marriage to her partner Kathleen. I happened to meet both of these authors at a book reading, and asked each of them to inscribe a note to the archbishop. (neither of them ever imagined that kind of a request!!) I received a letter last week from the archbishop's secretary that was very cordial and gracious, expressing appreciation for sending the books. This is the first time I have ever received any reply to a letter to the archbishop."
Okay, I can't be sure that Martel sent Deakin's book, but the odds are good!
("A Globe conversation with Archbishop O'Malley," Michael Paulson, Boston Globe 3.19.06, reg req'd)
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 22 March 2006 at 5:48 PM