Queer and Catholic : a life of contradiction / Mark Dowd.
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Book
Publisher: London : Darton Longman & Todd, 2017.
ISBN: 9780232533095 (hbk.) :
This superb memoir of a gay, working class boy from Manchester exploring how to reconcile his sexuality with his Catholicism is all the more powerful because of his deep knowledge of and commitment to his faith. Spanning the late 1960s to the present day, Mark Dowd's 'Queer and Catholic' chronicles a changing attitude to same-sex attraction over more than half a century and is packed with stories in turn funny, deeply moving and spiritually insightful, including: coming out to his parents by talking in his sleep, training to become a Dominican priest before eloping from a religious order with an ex friar, and attending the funeral of his father - accompanied by his father.
192 pages ; 20 cm
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