Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith

Not out, but about: the true adventures of a seminarian in Vatican City

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Jacques_Lamarre_for_web“I had no idea I would be confronted with my sexuality so immediately,” says Jacques Lamarre, playwright and communications director of the Mark Twain House in Hartford. He spent a year and a half pursuing the priesthood in Rome in the early ’90s. Most of his classmates were gay, and half left without becoming priests. “It was just a very weird, weird culture.”

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http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/18/radical-84-year-oldnuntobesentencedforantinuclearactivism.html

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