“I can resist everything except temptation,” Oscar Wilde once famously said. He was speaking for us all. Even for the Church of Rome, it turns out. For that very remark is quoted, with approbation, by a leading Vatican writer, Fr Leonardo Sapienza – a member of the protocol department of the Pontifical Household of Pope Benedict XVI – in a book out yesterday. It is quite a rehabilitation for a man whom the Church once regarded as the apotheosis of sodomite notoriety.
(Source: The Independent)
Please have a read of the full article, linked above. It’s fascinating if you have even a passing interest in Wilde, homosexuality or Catholicism.
All three and bingo!
Let’s hope this acceptance of homsexuality filters through the Catholic church to less famous gays, eh?