Jul 28, 2009

I think it is significant that Pope John Paul I, as a bishop, published a paper examining what he called the disproportionate number of pedophiles among the Roman Catholic clergy. He also speculated that a number of closeted gay men in the clergy were drawn to the vocation because they were transsexuals or transvestites. They were attracted by the robes and vestments. (My source for this, however, is the very dubious self-published little book, The Revolutionary Life of John Paul by Lucien Gregoire, which has so many flights of fancy it is difficult to credit.) I append these photos without comment, except to point out the now-famous Prada red shoes: